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EPCglobal picks co-chair for RFID group

EPCglobal Inc. selected radio-frequency identification pioneer, Dr. Harley Heinrich, chief RFID technologist of Intermec Technologies Corp., to co-chair the work group charged with completing a draft standard for C1G2, or UHF Generation 2.
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Warm design

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recently introduced the Ben-Gay Pain Relieving Patch to the U.S. market. The pharmaceutical giant turned to applebrandsource, a New York-based design company, to create a high-visibility package that aims to leverage brand equity.
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A holiday twist

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters with three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Film-laminated cartons deliver for P&G

Procter & Gamble improves moisture barrier in its dry detergent cartons by shifting from a lacquer coating to film/paperboard lamination.
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Film-laminated cartons deliver for P&G (sidebar)

Adhesive vital to converters
Bewley's eliminated button-style degassing valves on caf? blend and more than 250 different fresh-roasted coffee products.
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Irish coffee channels freshness

Bewley’s Ltd. in Ireland is the first to preserve freshness with a cost-saving method that eliminates degassing valves and boosts bagging speeds 10%.
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Boxed wine aims high

Black Box Wines uses inside-the-box thinking to redefine packaging for super-premium wines in the United States.
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Metallized bread 'bags' top AIMCAL honor

From Celplast, a metallized low-density polyethylene bag for Dempster’s sliced white bread won the Peter Rigney Product of the Year award in the annual competition of the Assn. of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
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New vf/f/s packs poultry

With four new turnkey packaging systems from CMD Corp., Canadian poultry firm Maxi Canada Inc. attained both efficiency and reliability on four of its packaging lines.
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Kroger's sweet results

The block-bottom fabricated bags used for Cincinnati, OH-based The Kroger Co.’s "Private Selection" Chocolate Squares present ample space for product branding and information, while the upright stance offers high visibility for consumers.
These aren't your mom's cosmetics: mark. products ring up sales from \"daughters of Avon\" using packaging that's clear and comp
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Avon makes youthful mark.

Avon calls on creative packaging with a touch of whimsy to drawyouthful-minded consumers to its new 250-item ‘mark.’ line.
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Ink-jet code for cat snack pack

In the first quarter of 2003, contract packager Toll Packaging of Gibson City, IL, began packaging a dry cat treat in a stand-up foil pouch at its Wendell, NC, plant.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
Medtronic Vascular's new package for its Aurora biliary stent is based on a space-saving two-piece thermoform that's packed insi
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Two-piece tray delivers surgical stents

For a new self-expanding surgical stent, Medtronic Vascular selects compact new thermoform design to make the product easy to unpack.
A "double-wrapping" system overwraps each surgical kit case in 1.5-mil pe film. First, the case is wrapped as it moves end-first
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Double wrapping improves Cardinal's health

Healthcare provider Cardinal Health upgrades its surgical kit operations with new shrink-wrapping equipment.
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Wood chip pouch stands out

Gold awards for printing achievement were bestowed by the Flexible Packaging Assn. on worthy packages for their graphics innovation.

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