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Microsoft pack wins EPA design challenge

A new shipping package that looks like an envelope and protects like a box won the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cradle-to-Cradle E-Commerce Package Design Challenge, announced at the recent Pack Expo Las Vegas show in October.
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Recloseable can a first in North America

Hirzel Canning Co. and Farms, Toledo, OH, is test-marketing in Cleveland and Chicago recloseable 12-oz tin-plated steel cans of Dei Fratelli-brand Italian Dip and Pizza Sauce.
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'Tis the season

Newly revised graphics now decorate Smith Dairy's 30- and 11-oz bottles of premium and low-fat Moovers-brand eggnog. Both products from the Orrville, OH-based dairy are ultra-pasteurized to offer 120-day shelf life. The refrigerated products reached store shelves in mid-October.
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Transfer print 'pops' prototype boxes

Private-label packager Huish Detergents, Salt Lake City, UT, is vertically integrated, operating its own printing presses and machinery to convert corrugated into detergent boxes that it fills.
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Clear Choice Awards announced by Glass Packaging Institute

Beer: Anheuser World Select Lager Beer; Owens-Illinois Glass Containers, www.o-i.com.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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Flexible packaging and labeling winners

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Canadian Club moves to PET

Hiram Walker & Sons recently completed a glass-to-PET conversion for three different sizes of its well-known Canadian Club-brand whiskey.
Top photo shows the p-s labeler that applies bar codes; the new ink-jet coder sits a few feet downstream.
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Ink-jet provides a COOL solution

Ink-jet coding on wrapped trays of produce streamlines packaging and takes care of COOL.
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Outlaw line shrinks from aluminum

Houston-based Pennzoil-Quaker State is in the middle of a significant shift to plastic bottles and SleeveCo full-body shrink-sleeve labels for its line of Outlaw car care products.
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Time to market 'Vanish'es

To get on the bandwagon of oxygen-action cleaners, Reckitt Benckiser selected polypropylene cups, injection-molded and decorated by RPC Containers Blackburn for its new Vanish Oxi Action.
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Stand-up pouch is clearly nutty

Health foods maker GeniSoy Products Co., Fairfield, CA, debuted a new line of soy nut-based Trail Mix in October 2002, “in a pouch where consumers actually see the product,” says marketing manager Sabrina Wootton.
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One bottle, two energetic looks

Twin Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, NY, deploys a custom blow-molded bottle from Berlin Packaging for both its ultrafueL and Xtreme product lines. Each beverage is dressed with gravure-printed 2-mil polyvinyl chloride shrink-sleeve labels from Seal-It.
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El Toro bullish on new coder

Continuing downtime and frustration led fresh salsa maker El Toro Foods, Watsonville, CA, to replace a small-character ink-jet coder earlier this year with a Squid Ink PZ Pilot.
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Packaging redesign with more 'Pop'

ACT II, manufacturer of microwave popcorn, decided early this year to change the printing process on its popcorn packaging from four-color flexographic to four-color offset as well as update the packaging for its two popcorn “tiers.” Because the logo and packaging design for its first-tier line is well-known among consumers, designers at Mackey Szar decided to make some understated, yet impactful updates.
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High-performance packaging

Amcor PET Packaging has helped create a custom-designed bottle for a new sports drink that aligns drink manufacturer Calypso with the Umbro sporting goods brand.

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