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Beverage Roundtable: Package designs that elevate mainstream products
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Beverage Roundtable: Package designs that elevate mainstream products

How do you sell a mainstream product with better-than-mainstream design? Experts Rick Barrack, Will Burke and David Padula went shopping for the answer. Here's what they found...
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Medea
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‘Texting’ via vodka bottle

LED-enabled vodka bottle that scrolls messages can now be remotely programmed through the use of Bluetooth technology and a custom app.
A patented preform from Invento is used to make shaped PET cans with an aluminum lid.
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Ipack-Ima: Materials capture the spotlight

Several new material innovations designed to address sustainability, shelf-impact, and the challenges of e-commerce, make their debut at Ipack-Ima.
Easysnap sachet
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Ipack-Ima: Single-dose sachets are a snap

A new sachet system with multiple material and equipment technology patents produces single-dose packets that can be opened with one hand and accommodate a range of liquid products.
TIVA 2 spirits bottle closure by GCS
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Global Closure Systems: Anti-counterfeit glass bottle closure

GCS’s new TIVA 2 bottle closure offers both anti-counterfeit features and smoother pours.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
PRINT JOB. A Hypertherm employee initiates a print job through barcode scanning.
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Hypertherm cuts costs with enterprise labeling

U.S. manufacturer saves $1.5 to $5 million by implementing a browser-based labeling system that improves production uptime.
Off The Shelf: Gillette thermoform has unique perfs
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Off The Shelf: Gillette thermoform has unique perfs

There’s no chance for wrap rage if a clamshell-style package opens easily, and this is one that opens mighty easily indeed.
New design: Gluten Free
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A fruitful package change

GoodBelly probiotic juice brand changes its carton graphics to emphasize the flavor appeal of its products, while paring down its probiotic message to appeal to mass-market consumers.
STRAIGHTLINE CONFIGURATION. The EnVeo R next-generation Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) System from Medtronic is
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Medtronic’s new TAVI system wins DuPont award

DuPont honors medical device manufacturer and Prent for Excellence in Technological Advancement and Enhanced User Experience.
Tactile and thermochromic inks make this bottle's labeling special.
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Beer label exudes mystery

Leading global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a beer with a difference.
Fully certified compostable packaging make this a standout introduction.
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Compostable film for coffee packs

Based in Modena, Italy, Caffè Molinari SpA is a speciality coffee company that recently introduced a Bio™ range of coffees in packs that incorporate fully certified compostable packaging.
IPL's SkinnyPack for Ana's Salsa is the 2015 Diamond Award winner in the DuPont Awards competition.
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Hybrid plastic tub is DuPont Diamond Winner

This year’s 2015 Diamond Award Winner in the annual DuPont Awards involves one brand owner’s leap of faith in a unique innovation in plastic packaging.
Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin nasal sanitizer to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection
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Packaging partnership ‘delivers’ Nozin® antiseptic

Global Life Technologies and James Alexander bring Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® to market to reduce the risk of the spread of infection, without antibiotics.
Earth Renewable's EarthBottle
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Earth Renewable: Durable plant-based personal care packaging

Earth Renewable Technologies debuts EarthBottle, an eco-friendly plastic alternative for beauty products and supplements.
Qosmedix sampling jars with writable labels
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Qosmedix: Sampling jars with writable labels

Qosmedix introduces a collection of clear sampling jars with white writable labels.
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Flow wrapping pies and cookies at 50 packs/min

Growing bakery selects a flow wrapper that provides flexibility for a range of products from cookies to whole pies, with tool-less changeover and easy programming.
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Kraft blasted for trash generated by Capri Sun pouches

The Make It, Take It Campaign urges Kraft to redesign their Capri Sun packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable and take responsibility for post-consumer collection and recycling.

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