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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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Opportunities abound for pet food packaging

While the explosive growth in premium pet food has been a big story in the US, the trend is global in scope.
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Carbon footprints, carbon labeling--how warm should we be about these initiatives?

 Scarcely a day goes by without a picture in the European news media showing a polar bear, victimized by the onslaught of global warming, clinging forlornly to a fast-melting ice floe. Joining the polar bears in media coverage are the chief executives of Europe’s major international retailers, who seem to be vying for the mantle of greatest green-ness. Consider:
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Nestlé Beneful receives Pack Expo Selects award

The dog food package for Nestlé Beneful Prepared Meals was selected the winner in the inaugural Pack Expo Selects™ program by packaging professionals attending last November’s Pack Expo Intl., which is sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (www.pmmi.org).

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