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Wine for your furry friend

Bark Vineyards bottled varietals offer 'fine wine for your canine or feline.'
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Fetchingly packaged: Bottled 'wine' for pets

An interview with Kathleen Ramsey, owner of Bark Vineyards, which produces 'fine wine for the canine and feline.'
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'Best in breed' for cap packaging

Stull Technologies borrows a few ideas from the high-speed CD jewel case manufacturing scene when it brings sophisticated robotics to its packaging operations.
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Better bags are the cat's meow

Sometimes looks do count. Such was the case for Nestlé Purina Pet Care Fancy Feast Gourmet Gold cat food, which earned a gold for printing achievement for Nordenia U.S.A.. The better-looking bags also reflect functional improvements.
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Mars takes holistic approach to sustainability

As director of sustainability for Mars North America, Kevin Rabinovitch works with all of the company’s units (food, snack, and pet care) in the U.S. He develops and executes sustainability strategies and initiatives aimed at improving triple bottom line results—environmental, social, and economic.
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Flip-top flavor enhancers for dog food

In June 2007, Chomp, Inc., Weymouth, MA, introduced Sniffers Shake-Ins Meal Enhancers for dog food. The dry granulated products are available in three flavors (chicken, bacon, and liver) and are formulated to enhance flavor, add protein, and aid healthy digestion.
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2008 FPA Silver Award Winners

Photos of the 2008 Flexible Packaging Assn. Silver Award winners.
Drop test of new slider technology
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Drop test of new slider technology

Zip-Pak introduces its new Slider for large format bags, the first slider zipper that adds convenience to large format bags, yet requires no alteration to the package design or construction, company says.
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Europe at the forefront of fiber-based packaging technology

SustainPack, a four-year European research program, aims to make sustainable packaging an industry standard by 2015. The consortium, which is made up of 35 partners from 13 countries, will encourage the use of traditional, natural-based packaging products by producing easily degradable, renewable, and recyclable packaging based on biopolymers, paper, and board.
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Pickle packs debut

Retortable single-serve barrier cups have generated a number of headlines lately. First was cat food, then tuna for humans, and now, from Mt. Olive Pickle Company of Mt. Olive, NC, pickles.

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