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Beverage Roundtable: Package designs that elevate mainstream products
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Beverage Roundtable: Package designs that elevate mainstream products

How do you sell a mainstream product with better-than-mainstream design? Experts Rick Barrack, Will Burke and David Padula went shopping for the answer. Here's what they found...
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Hummus snack pack stands out

A new on-the-go snack pack from Tribe, Tribe To Go uses an eye-catching composite can to hold a thermoform cup of hummus and a snack bag of chips.

Waterfall bottle is distinct but familiar

A new bottle structure for Eufora, a line of hair care products for the salon industry, uses a sweeping waterfall-like angle on one shoulder that differentiates the bottle from its competitors yet is similar enough to the company’s previous package style that it is recognizable to Eufora fans.
Nolato Medical: Braille printing developed for plastic pharmaceutical packaging
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Nolato Medical: Braille printing developed for plastic pharmaceutical packaging

Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging now has the ability to print Braille directly onto plastic containers.
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Constantia Flexibles: Aluminum container for pharmaceutical devices

Constantia Flexibles’ Safemax deep-drawn aluminum container for pharmaceutical devices protects pharmaceutical devices against moisture ingress during global distribution, and features a conveniently peelable lidding foil that makes it easy to open.
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Romaco: Tablet press, strip packaging for pharma products

See them at Pharma Expo, Booth #637! Available in three configurations – one each for the production of mono-layer, bi-layer and core tablets (tab-in-tab) – Romaco’s Kilian KTP 420X Tablet Press features high-speed production, easy format changeovers, and minimal product loss; the Siebler HM 1 Strip Packaging Machine is designed for heat sealing pharmaceutical solids that require protection against humidity, air, and light exposure.
Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs
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Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs

Hormel Foods’ Skippy brand launches colorful multipack containers with clear cutouts that display five single-serve snack-pack cups of peanut butter inside. Marketed as an “Easy-To-Store Stack Pak,” the packaging is perfect for the on-the-go snack market.
Great graphics on Dare's pouch.
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High-end stand-up bag for baguettes

Dare Foods is unveiling its new premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes in a flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall.
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Procap: Leak-proof, UN-compliant closure

Procap introduces 63 PROSLIT, a standard, secure TE closure for HDPE, Co-ex and PET containers with a 63mm neck finish.
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Vista Packaging Inc.: Plastic tube packaging for cosmetics

Vista Packaging, Inc. announces the launch of their breakthrough plastic tube packaging using Flex Tech™ technology.
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New graphics
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Revitalized graphics support Tang's new mission

Kraft Foods jettisons outdated package graphics for its Tang orange drink, replacing them with a luscious, energetic design that supports its new ‘Win Morning’ positioning.
OPENING IT. To open the innovative PET container, consumers tear the perforated shrink label strip, twist off the closure, and peel open the foil/film membrane; the closure can also be used as a coaster.
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Single-serve PET stemware for wines

Induction sealing and the addition of an oxygen scavenger help ensure success of this innovative container approach in retail and foodservice venues.
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Craft beers get colorful update for 25th anniversary

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company redesigns the package graphics for its German-style craft beers, with colorful hues and a custom cap with a debossed, textured logo.
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New tissue brands make a splash

Package graphics for a new line of bathroom and kitchen paper products under the Little Duck name emphasize softness and luxury, while still conveying value.
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Sturdy box withstands e-commerce shipping demands

A new subscription service for men’s grooming products in the U.K. uses a custom-designed box, sturdy enough for shipping, while providing a positive brand experience.
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Dannon’s Double Delights

Two-compartment yogurt containers are everywhere these days, but back in 1995 the concept was pretty unusual.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Fresh-picked bottle design for Welch's new juice

With label graphics that appeal to the farm-to-fork product lover and a sophisticated bottle shape that provides a premium appearance, easy pouring, and operational efficiencies, packaging for Welch’s new Farmer’s Pick 100% Juices is delivering multiple benefits to both the consumer and the packager.

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