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Repackaged for spring 2004 to make the packs more retailer and consumer friendly, ez-D consists of a shrink-wrapped, three-sided
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Perishable DVDs need oxygen-scavenging film

A DVD that lasts 48 hrs after opening relies on an oxygen-scavenging film to preserve its packaged ‘freshness’.
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Fresh salad, 'nature' packaging

First tested last summer, Il Melograno srl, a produce company in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy, is now packaging its fresh, ready-to-eat salads using films made of corn-based NatureWorks PLA, from Cargill Dow BV in the Netherlands.
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Decorative tin

U.S. Can has released its only wine-themed decorative tin, “Salud.” Measuring 65?8”x113?16”, the tin is offset printed with images of wine glasses and grapes, in addition to scripted lists of different wine types.
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Med packs pass test intact

To complement its visual tests and destructive peel-strength testing for sealed trays for products such as breast implants, medical device packager Mentor Corp., Irving, TX, operates a PTI 225 tester from Packaging Technologies and Inspection.
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Redken stands up for pouch multipack

When designers at New York-based Redken decided to switch from traditional polyvinyl chloride folding cartons to clear, flexible stand-up pouches from Specialty Films & Associates for its Smooth Down multipacks of hair-care products, they gained a sharper, more modern design as well as added consumer convenience.
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Ripeness indicator proves fruitful

A sensor label puts science into the art of determining a pear’s ripeness.
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Brown-Forman adds 750-mLs in PET

Based on the success of its 1.75-L bottles of spirits in PET bottles, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, is now making available its Canadian Mist, Early Times and Southern Comfort products in new 750-mL bottles of PET, made by Amcor PET Packaging. The launch of the new bottles began early this year.
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Under pressure

Coming up with a container that appeals to consumers, fits retailers’ shelving schemes, and withstands internal pressure as high as 60 psi is no easy task.
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P&G brews Home Café system

Consumers of Procter & Gamble’s well-known Folgers and Millstone coffees will soon be able to purchase single-cup varieties in tapered bags that stand on their flat bottoms.
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Pigmented PET puts squeeze on convenience

An easy-to-use cleaner that takes the strain out of removing oil stains on concrete or masonry now boasts easy-to-use packaging. Edgewater Industries’ Pour-N-Restore was relaunched this spring in new squeeze bottles.
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Oil's better in sleeved tottles

Apparently, it’s not enough differentiation if your products contain emu oil. The TanZotic Tanning Products division of Natural Emu Products, Dodge, TX, relies on distinctive packaging for its Xotic Xplosion tanning accelerators.
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Nutty beer canister

What could be more natural than beer nuts in a beer can?
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Paper perfect redesign

Domtar, a producer of uncoated freesheet paper, has redesigned the packaging for all of its commercial printing, premium text, cover and writing, business, and publication papers.
The 2-L pouches feature a one-piece fitment (above), which accepts a fill/dispensing probe that ensures that users are never in
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Pouch provides a perfect solution

Ecolab’s custom 2-L stand-up pouch provides source reduction and “safety seals” the concentrated, institutional liquid cleaners.
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Award-winning package design

Deutsch Design Works recently won Double Gold Medals for packaging design at the 2004 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The award-winning design for Shakers Rose Vodka, Shakers Rye Vodka, and Shakers Original American Vodka in 200-ml and 700-ml sizes consists of a frosted glass bottle with a penguin icon.

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