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Craft beers get colorful update for 25th anniversary

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company redesigns the package graphics for its German-style craft beers, with colorful hues and a custom cap with a debossed, textured logo.
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New tissue brands make a splash

Package graphics for a new line of bathroom and kitchen paper products under the Little Duck name emphasize softness and luxury, while still conveying value.
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Sturdy box withstands e-commerce shipping demands

A new subscription service for men’s grooming products in the U.K. uses a custom-designed box, sturdy enough for shipping, while providing a positive brand experience.
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Dannon’s Double Delights

Two-compartment yogurt containers are everywhere these days, but back in 1995 the concept was pretty unusual.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Fresh-picked bottle design for Welch's new juice

With label graphics that appeal to the farm-to-fork product lover and a sophisticated bottle shape that provides a premium appearance, easy pouring, and operational efficiencies, packaging for Welch’s new Farmer’s Pick 100% Juices is delivering multiple benefits to both the consumer and the packager.
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Shrink-sleeve energizes health shot

Providing tamper-evidence and high graphic impact, a gravure-printed polyvinyl chloride shrink sleeve for Aliso Viejo, CA-based Zazen LLC’s line of herbal pain-relief drinks provides the pizzazz needed to compete in a crowded category.
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Souped-up bottle design drives interest in new Armor All product

In preparing the launch of its all-in-one Armor All Premium Wash & Wax + Protect auto care product, Armoured AutoGroup of Danbury, CT, sought a distinctive package design that would stand out in the crowded car care category.
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Triangle: Vf/f/s bagger with enhanced sanitation features

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #S-2014! Designed to meet rigorous hygiene standards for applications such as infant formula, pharmaceutical powders, whey, and other dairy powders, Triangle Package Machinery’s Model XYS08 with Spee-Dee Sanitary Auger is a high-speed compact vf/f/s bagging machine that is also suitable for packaging nuts, rice, powders, small fresh-cut produce, and confectionery products.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The case for and against RFID in pharma

Reaching necessary read accuracies remains a challenge in pharmaceuticals, but RFID could still prove useful.
Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans
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Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans

Not only do cartons provide shelf presence and add security, but they also deliver an anticipation of 'what’s inside.'
Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019
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Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019

Authentication technologies to grow the highest within this market due to increasing awareness of counterfeit products.
Alumi-Tek aluminum bottle unveiled by Canned Water 4 Kids.
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Aluminum bottles unveiled at CW4K

At Canned Water 4 Kids, joining the 12-oz aluminum can is a sleek 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle.
DOUBLE ACTING. Using tooling like this, the 20-head capping system now running in Truesdale, MO, pushes the aluminum capsule down onto the top of the bottle and also gently rolls on the cap, in the process forming the cap threads and tamper-evident band.
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Coca-Cola masters ROPP cap on aluminum bottle

Groundbreaking work with roll-on pilfer-proof technology has helped Coke move from an impact-extruded aluminum bottle to a much lighter drawn and ironed bottle.
Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack

Rohto Cool Max introduction adds variety to eyedrop packaging.
Dr. Michael Drues is president of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences (www.vascularsci.com), an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
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The Future of Medicine: Biomedical nanotechnology

The smaller the thing, the bigger the challenge for nanotechnology, for medical treatment, for packaging, and for regulatory.
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
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Can holds snack serving of hummus & chips

New Tribe To Go offers a single serving of hummus and pita chips in a handy, portable composite can, created for consumers hungering for healthy, on-the-go snacks.

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