Contract packaging design

Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
Column/Opinion
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Loophole closes on dimensional weight pricing

Have you taken a close look at your cartons, cases and shippers lately?
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RxBar
Package Case Study
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Revised approach to packaging takes protein bar to new levels

The RxBar is a 1.83-oz protein bar formulated to be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition.
Trapped blister uses RPET for the thermoformed blister component.
Package Case Study
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Spout attachment trapped in a blister

A trapped blister is the packaging format selected by Park City, UT-based Choomee Inc. for its Sip’n Soft Top product.
STRIKING APPEARANCE. For flawless shrinkability on the globe-shaped bottles, that’s a function of the PETG film specified for the job.
Package Case Study
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Shrink-sleeve label is a hit with kids

New line of zero-calorie beverages aimed at kids takes full advantage of Disney-licensed graphics, which spring to life thanks to special PETG label material and VSOP offset printing.
FLEXIBLE PACKS. This lineup shows some of the varieties  of 50-mL Pocket Shot packs.
Machine Case Study
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Pocket Shot hunts for pouch sealing solution

Ultrasonic sealing virtually eliminates leakers attributable to a previous hot-seal/cold-seal approach.
Empower-brand surgical procedure kit pack includes a clearly marked external pack label and internal insert.
Feature Article
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Surgical kits 'Empower' Medline

Healthcare product manufacturer/distributor introduces new surgical procedure kit ID system to improve patient safety and reduce operating room staff confusion.
Package Case Study
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Nourish organic skincare line rooted in earth-friendly benefits

While product uses 100% organic ingredients, packaging contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is recyclable.
The unique patented ‘trapped clamshell’.
Package Case Study
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AT&T is sweet on sugarcane-based thermoform

Renewable-resource film to be used in the thermoformed part of the clamshell package in which AT&T merchandises more than 300 SKUs of its wireless accessories products.
Legacy Ecoslide
Package Case Study
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Contract packager invests in eco-friendly compliance package

St. Louis-based Legacy Pharmaceutical Co. to invest in automated blister lines for pharmaceuticals in Ecoslide-RX.
News
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Co-packers help AccuDial and PediaCare innovate with kid-medicine dosing packs

Bio-Pharm, a leading supplier of generic pharmaceutical formulations, is packing a new a line of liquid over-the-counter medications for AccuDial Pharmaceutical of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, which AccuDial calls a "revolution in over-the-counter dosing."

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