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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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New product not 'Tabu' in aluminum

When Ontario, Canada-based Vincor Intl. began the process of releasing its Tabu Exotic Citrus beverage into the marketplace, it turned to CCL Container to create the signature brushed aluminum, long-neck bottle.
It's almost impossible to tell any difference between the three blister packs that make up the Perfect Glue line, but the glues
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Container, closure, and package make Perfect Glue

Macco Adhesives introduces three new household adhesives in a variety of containers, but all with similar overpackaging.
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Bilingual packaging: ¿Qué pasa? (sidebar)

Especially Kraft-ed for Hispanics
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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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.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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New "smart" label

Frito-Lay introduced a new “smart snack” icon on packages of some of its foods. The yellow, green, and pink icon says “Great Taste, Smart Snack” with information on fats and cholesterol in the product.
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GAF revamps bundle marking

Producing roofing shingles in 30 different colors and marking the film-wrapped bundles clearly for retailers like Home Depot is no easy task for Wayne, NJ-based GAF Materials Corp.
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Cat litter gets a 'hand' up

Cedar Fresh cat litter from MFM Industries, Reddick, FL, is the first commercial user of a special new injection-molded polyethylene handle located in a corner of its 12- and 14-lb flexible stand-up pouches. Introduced last October, Cedar Fresh uses a handle from 2N2 that’s applied by MFM to the bags on a machine from Marble Manor.

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