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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.
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The combination of thermal-transfer print engine and pressure-sensitive label applicator now applies labels to 
corrugated cases
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Mohawk Paper reinvents its labeling operation

Glue-applied pre-printed labels were both unattractive and a drag on efficiency at Mohawk Paper, so the firm switched to online print-and-apply technology.
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Foiled again

Petropolis Brewery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is the first to install a Krones Taxomatic can lid labeler. The machine applies foil over the top of can lids to prevent the lids from getting soiled.
In this birds-eye view at Peak Foods, bowls are conveyed from parallel shrink banders at the bottom to the accumulation table at
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Reaching Peak efficiency

First-in, first-out accumulation gives Peak Foods the time it needs to weather temporary packaging disruptions. TE shrink banders dramatically lower rejects to less than 1%.See in-plant video
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves. For a time since its introduction early this summer, the new brand was reportedly the top-selling item in Wal-Mart’s toothpaste aisle.
There are a trio of shrink banders on each of Peak Foods' two lines.
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Reaching Peak efficiency (sidebar)

Banding together
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Creating a sophisticated package

To help create a package that could communicate the rich, luxurious character of its new line of beauty products called Lineance European Body Essentials, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton, NJ, looked to Sonoco to help design a sophisticated line of folding cartons.
Adhesive helps stabilize pallet loads, which benefits shipments in transit and makes them easier to stack for Lafarge's customer
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Lafarge constructs sturdy shipments

A water-based palletizing adhesive helps stabilize pallet loads of construction materials in transit.
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Plastic carton shows off new Aquafresh tube

A folding carton made of 15-mil polyvinyl chloride is helping new Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste fly off store shelves.
While the new labeler (above) at Music Mountain Water occupies minimal floor space, it's able to handle a range of bottle sizes
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Labeler sings a new tune at Music Mountain

A new labeler at the heart of a new bottling line is helping Music Mountain Water respond to growing demand for its own-brand and private-label bottled water.See in-plant video
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Three wineries try 'twist-cork' closure

In August, three wineries began shipping quantities of their vintages in new bottles that are closed by the MetaCork from Gardner Technologies.
An on-line ink-jet printer (above) has allowed Les Vins Skalli to save considerably by switching out of preprinted pressure-sens
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Ink-jet printing helps winery grow

Pressure-sensitive labels were getting costly at French winery Les Vins Skalli. On-case ink-jet printing in letters up to 4” tall cuts costs and adds flexibility.
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Zipper broadens ice bag's appeal

Arctic Glacier, a leader in the $2.5 billion North American packaged ice industry, was looking for a way to differentiate its Premium ice from other providers and increase retail sales. Management saw package reclosability as the answer.
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Packaging redesign for potting soil

The Scotts Co. recently chose Marketing By Design, Inc. to refresh and update the packaging design of its potting soil product line. The line includes eight SKUs in multiple size recloseable plastic bags that hit the market in April.
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Brewing up a new packaging design

Portland-based bottler Widmer Brothers employed Hornall Anderson Design Works to complete the brand design for a new microbrew. To help Widmer carve out a niche within the amber beer market, designers focused on the tradition of slow-paced, easy drinking that draws consumers of amber beer.
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Web Plus: Interactive product matrix, reloaded

Tuscarora (www.tuscarora.com), part of SCA Global Packaging, decided it needed a way to allow potential customers to customize their search for protective packaging via the company’s Web site.

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