Case Studies

This closure, called torqued-on, pilfer-proof, is an adaptation of closures used for high-end spirits.
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Phillips abandons cork for screw cap

Torqued-on pilfer-proof cap from England looks like conventional capsule, but twists open easily.
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The biodegradable, compostable film used for Tikvah organic soaps offers clarity and moisture permeability. It's also less costl
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From soap to nuts

Soap producer Tikvah and brownie manufacturer Raw Indulgence market organic products in a transparent cellulose film made from wood pulp.
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Varietals veer toward ROPP

For two years, iconoclastic winery Bonny Doon has been busy switching from cork to aluminum ROPP caps. Now the conversion is nearly complete.
Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.
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Nature fills APET trays (sidebar)

Trays filled by bees have proven to be the bees knees for Shepherd Thermoforming and Packaging Inc. and Bee-O-Sphere Technologies. The patent-pending Bee-O-Pac trays earned a Silver Award.
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Steel can packs innovation and functionality

An elegant, curved shape and a subtle, embossed image of a coffee cup, saucer, and rising steam are the first things you notice about J.J. Darboven’s new steel coffee can for Warca-brand ground or bean coffee.
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Single-dose, needle-less syringe (sidebar)

Los Angeles-based Penjet Corp. won a Silver Award for its invention of the PenJet: a prefilled, needle-less injection package for liquid and lyophilized drugs.
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Packs display Oriental beauty

“Beauty Voltage” from Shiseido Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, is generating an on-shelf buzz.
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'Mirror' bottle reflects sunscreen (sidebar)

Ormond Beach, FL-based Hawaiian Tropic/Tanning Research Labs won DuPont Silver for a bottle with a mirror embedded in its front panel. Empire/Emco worked with Hawaiian Tropic to design the bottle and served as a broker through bottle molding, decorating, and filling steps.
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'Snapple' decision for 4-count packs

In April, Snapple Beverage Corp., Rye Brook, NY, introduced nationally Snapple a Day meal replacement in paperboard-sleeve multipacks.
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'Meaty' developments (sidebar)

Reclosable 8-oz pouches of Danola Supreme Deli Classics sliced luncheon meat from Plumrose USA, East Brunswick, NJ, serve up a pair of innovations, winning Silver Awards for the opening technology and for the slider reseal feature.
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Cups from corn quench thirsts here and abroad

What do Alken-Maes Breweries in Belgium, Tipperary Natural Mineral Water in Ireland, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado, and the National Mall in Washington have in common?
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Flexible approach to applying lipstick (sidebar)

ColorKiss by Orlandi is a unique use of flexible packaging to hold a single application of lipstick. Developed by Dale Beal, Orlandi vice president of marketing, it uses an exclusive license for the inventor’s patented system.
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Tinted DVD case counts on 'see' power

A special DVD offering from Blue Underground has a case of the blues that’s doubled sales expectations.
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Indian haircare products add appeal (sidebar)

Two products for the haircare market in India together won a Silver Award for The Paper Products, Ltd., Thane, India, a member of Huhtamaki Group.
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Design for new odor-eliminating product

Reckitt Benckiser called on LAM Design to help design the packaging for its new Neutra Air line of Lysol air treatment products for the home designed to eliminate odors in the air caused by germs.

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