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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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Technology to take us forward

What are today’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the packaging field saying about packaging technology of the future?
Supplier News
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
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EcoNatural automates cartoning

Organic candies maker goes from five people packing 37 cases daily to two people packing 43 cases daily.
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Sanford bolsters theft protection

Fine writing instruments make attractive targets for retail theft the world over.
Materials Product Brief
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SBS board

Crescendo™, a new, coated-one-side SBS board from Westvaco (Stamford, CT) is designed for high performance graphics and packaging applications.
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Lighters on display

Brown & Williamson, Louisville, KY, heightens smokers awareness of filtered Pall Mall cigarettes through a 60-count display box of lighters that mimics a “hard box,” complete with a flip-top lid. The 6 3/8’’ x 5’’ x 8’’ box contains three plastic trays that hold 20 each of red, blue and green lighters. The trays rest upon a microflute corrugated platform that positions them at the top of the box.
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Xbox box has 'game'

The graphics design for the much anticipated mid-November debut of Microsoft's Xbox game console strikes a balance for hard-core gamers and mainstream consumers. After soliciting concepts from several firms, Redmond, WA-based Microsoft awarded the design work to SBI and Company (Salt Lake City, UT).
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Blister displays ink cartridges

Simi Valley, CA-based Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions (HiKIS) repackaged its Dataproducts Inkjet product line from conventional paperboard cartons to carded blister packs that clearly show the cartridges inside. Additionally, color coding on the blister card differentiates the various brands.
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Desiccant caps are 'dried and true'

An in-cap desiccant protects sensitive test strips from LXN Corp. used by diabetics, and the vial provides a UV light barrier. This cost-effective method is transparent to consumers.

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