Packaging growth escalates in China

China Med and ProPak China events, recent studies point to continued growth in packaging in China, and not just for exports.
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Talking palette. SI readers who reviewed 15 new packages were drawn to those that made product use easier, and one of them was S
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Taking innovation to the extreme

Product concept and package structure remain strong companions, and some recent packages take it further through waste minimization or added convenience.
Section shift. Duane Reade's Apt 5 brand has moved out of the cosmetics department and into household cleaning products, where i
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Duane Reade finds a cure in private label

The drugstore chain’s private-brand sales double as redesigned stores, repositioned brands, and feels-like-home package designs win back New Yorkers with ‘attitude.’
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interpack 2011: altbier, spargel, and so much more

It’s the largest packaging show in the world and will unveil a number of new pavilions, including a Save Food congress developed in cooperation with the UN.
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Medical device pathway gets touch-ups

It might soon get easier to be OK with the 510(k).
Machine Product Brief

Ilapak, Inc: HFFS packaging machine

ILAPAK’s Quattro-S HFFS packaging machine creates stand up packages, reclosable packages and seals packages on all 4 sides.
Package Case Study

Laura Mercier provides custom options for cosmetics pack

Alternative pan inserts and lid-embellishment options create different looks for the limited-edition Luxe Color palette.
Machine Case Study

Forecasting drives co-packer use

Stila Cosmetics produces distinctive packaging while also answering the need for speed by planning strategically for purchasing components through its contract packagers.
FAST AND DISTINCTIVE. "The cosmetics industry is very much led by innovation and who can get it to market fast, so we look for w
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Supply chain helps Stila Cosmetics achieve the 'fashion-forward' look

Frequent package changes, including seasonal packs, are the norm at the California-based company. Contract manufacturers and packagers deliver on the need for speed.
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Foiled plans might or might not be good

Aluminum foil has long held its own as a barrier material, but there are competitors.


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