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Dean dips into single-serve cups

Dean Foods creates a new refrigerated foods category with four-packs of 2 3/4-oz chip and vegetable dips marketed in colorful die-cut folding cartons.
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Easy-open package wins award

New pack design opens without requiring scissors.
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Shave products in fashion colors

Gillette has introduced Gillette for Women Sensor Excel® razors and two new formulas of Satin Care® shave gel. Both come in sparkling, feminine packaging reflecting color trends from the fashion world’s spring runways.
Brass bells are loaded 24-up on the skin-pack machine (above). The new, smaller skin pack (inset, right) frees up more shelf spa
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Amish packager takes hands-on approach

A new skin-pack machine provides an Amish manufacturer of brass curios with a smaller, cleaner-looking package that occupies less space on gift-shop shelves.
Vivelle-Dot patches are heat-sealed in individual pouches. Pouches are packed into individual folding cartons, visible to the ri
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Tiny patch 'dots' pharmaceutical landscape

Noven Pharmaceuticals employs a new cartoner to help introduce an estrogen replacement therapy patch sold to pharmacies and merchandised free as physician samples.
A proprietary film lamination allows consumers to easily peel the lidding material from the tray, without fiber tear. The tray/l
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Sealer speeds Kahiki's new food line to market

To improve output of its new frozen dinners, Kahiki Foods invests in a rotary heat sealer that operates at twice the speed of its predecessor.
Ten 50-mL rum bottles are packed in an open-ended, neck-through paperboard carton to secure the bottles during case packing and
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Case packer provides Bacardi with rum on the run

A new case packer helps Bacardi Bottling package 10-count cartons of 50-mL rum miniatures into corrugated shippers.
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Blister pack holds medical dosing device

Safe-T-Dose is an unusual dispensing product that becomes part of the package it’s inserted into to make it easy to dispense exact doses of liquid medicines without spills.
A three-compartment CPET tray, PE-based lidding film and colorful SBS carton are employed by Corky?s for its frozen HMR dinners
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HMR package serves dual markets

Southern BBQ restaurant chain and mail-order business employs the same dual-ovenable CPET tray and attractive paperboard carton to introduce frozen dinners sold both in hospitals and grocery stores.
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Packaging slims down

Fluidmaster's recent redesign of the blister package it uses for its flush valves resulted in a blister pack that's 20% to 30% more compact than the previous package, according to the San Juan Capistrano, CA-based company.

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