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Winner - Beverage Cartons
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Gold award winners (sidebar)

Beverage CartonsElijah Craig Single Barrel Aged 18 YearsManufacturer: TPC Printing and PackagingCustomer: Heaven Hill DistilleriesBeverage CarriersMartini BellissimaManufacturer: Rock-Tenn Co.
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Convenience pack is no turkey (sidebar)

Highest Achievement—Packaging ExcellenceSilver—Printing AchievementAn innovative carrier bag from Curwood has provided big improvements for customers of Jennie-O Turkey Store, Willmar, MN, for whole frozen turkeys.
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Flexo-printed all-plastic pet food bags (sidebar)

Gold—Printing AchievementBulk 30-lb all-plastic bags for Lamb & Rice Medley dog food from Nature’s Variety, Lincoln, NE, are made of a three-layer extrusion lamination: 48-ga polyester/43-ga metallized polyester/sealant film layer.
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Project Jumpstart: A "bird's" eye view

RFID Antenna exclusive: Cardinal Health shares the ups and downs of the extensive Project Jumpstart pilot test of item- and case-level RFID for pharmaceutical products.
Sobeys uses both white and black sensor pads for its high-priced meat cuts, depending on the color of the meat tray.
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Sobeys' EAS tags thwart thieves

Canadian supermarket chain uses electronic article surveillance on a variety of packages—including fresh meats—to minimize shoplifting.
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RFID: The promise and the struggle

Hype about radio-frequency identification clashes with reality at Baltimore EPC Global conference.
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The wrap-up: Old wine in old pouches

In this article from National Geographic, an archaeologist traces drink to the Stone Age and finds pouched wines.
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A flair for Hispanic packaging

Hispanic package design expert Mariví shares her advice about packaging for this hot, high-growth market.
RFID tags like these are wending their way into packaging. Pallets and cases will get them first, but eventually even primary pa
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RFID and packaging security: not 'if,' but 'when'

The potential to track and trace helps establish a package's 'pedigree' and uncover tampering.
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Pet product closure

Precious Cat, a Colorado-based pet care company, chose a closure from Weatherchem to top its 20-oz container for cat litter additive called Cat Attract™.

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