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BPNC's original overwrap (left) bore too close a resemblance to kid-oriented packaging, so now the product is merchandised verti
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This end up

A start-up company in Toledo had just ordered an automatic multi-packer for its alcoholic gelatins. Then it had to change its pack.
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C&D Warehouse president Gene Cravey checks the sidewalls of some of Basell's boxes with new moisture barrier.
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Paper--with special converting--shows new versatility

The oldest packaging material is finding new opportunities by combining with other materials like barrier plastics and special inks.
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dot packaging group-Clarke: Metallic blister cards

Dot Packaging offers metallic blister cards with a mirrored foil-like appearance in bright metallic colors. Specially designed for manufacturers and retailers who want to prominently display products, metallic blister cards attract consumer attention, create high-value package image, complement product concepts, and provide added product protection, company says.
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Heat Seal LLC: Heat Seal LLC: Heat Seal LLC: Ovenboard lid

Print Design and Graphics Limited (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) releases its new ovenboard lid for ready cook meals. Lid seals directly on to CPET food trays, dispensing with the need for a clear film seal and printed oversleeve.
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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A vending machine operator stocks dog candy and breath mints in a machine at a Maine highway rest stop.
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Canine candy for all markets

Chomp is a ‘virtual’ company that now sells candy for dogs just about anywhere candy for people is available.
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Zed Industries: Biodegradable packaging

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has developed what it claims is a 100% biodegradable skin package. The new package serves as an alternative to traditional skin packaging, as well as blister or clamshell packaging.
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Hardware clutter cutters

The National Hardware Show reveals improvements that leverage packaging through distinctive appeal.
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Suppliers team up for women cancer patients

Several packaging suppliers have teamed up to provide 60ꯠ printed paperboard cartons for the Look Good...Feel Better® program that’s co-sponsored by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Assn.

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