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Graphis Packaging 7 offers readers a concise view of  interesting, contemporary package designs
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Graphis Packaging 7 a resourceful package

Question: When Graphis Packaging 7 arrives, the newest volume in the Graphis series of books, should it be placed on the coffee table or on a shelf with other packaging reference books?
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Label caffeine content, groups demand

A consumer advocacy group wants caffeine content to be listed on food labels. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), based in Washington, D.C., petitioned FDA to require such labeling.
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Case packer for pouches

The Efficia 100 case packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is designed to pack a wide variety of individually pouched products such as coffee, iced tea and cereal into a case.

Breathable can for Gloria Jean's coffees

For gift packs, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees of Castroville, CA, has switched from steel cans containing 1.75 oz of ground coffee to 4-oz foil/paperboard canisters.
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Rounding out paperboard packages to set them apart

When product/packaging development teams turn to the subject of paperboard carton structures, the discussion is generally pretty "boxy." How long, wide and deep must the carton be to hold the product?
New containers are helping Nestlé?s powdered milk mixes stand out internationally. In the U.K., a new hot chocolate drink mi
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Nestlé puts new faces on mix containers

A multi-material oval can in the U.K., a twin-pack of pouches in Switzerland, and a high-density polyethylene oval in the U.S. each deliver kid-oriented retail punch for Nestlé's powdered milk mixes.

Ciba slashes costs with flexible pack

Ciba Crop Protection, Greensboro, NC, reduced its packaging costs by more than half after switching to a custom 25-lb premade bag for its granular ant bait product used by farmers.

Graphics suit Santa's Best coffee bag

In a two-month period ending in mid-January, Seattle's Best Coffee produced about 100ꯠ units of Santa's Best Blend(TM) 8-oz whole bean coffee.
An array of print heads on both sides of the conveyor leading to finished goods inventory lets Borden print variable information
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On-line case printing supports ECR at Borden

In addition to simplified inventory, faster changeovers, and material cost savings, on-line case coding at six Borden plants means faster response to customer needs.
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Vendor training important to Pack Expo purchases

Training of operators and mechanics will play a big role in purchasing decisions, say attendees for Pack Expo 96 in Part Two of our exclusive survey.


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