S leeves for digital camera bags (left) allow  consumers easy access inside the bag and highlight how the bag should be used. ca
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Paperboard packs award-winning punch

Award winners in this year's Paperboard Packaging Competition range from digital camera bag sleeves to catheter cards to bagel cartons.
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Mead Johnson?s use of the nonround paper/foil canister marked the second commercial application of this new package. While th
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Unconventional packaging fuels a product launch

A nonround canister and a 12-count 'purse pack' are the package formats chosen by Mead Johnson to launch a new kind of calcium supplement called Viactiv.
One way Unilever made its redesigned lotion packaging more suitable for global markets was to eliminate sizes typical in America
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Packaging for a global marketplace

As today's marketplace becomes increasingly global, how does that affect the way products are packaged? The strategies adopted by these firms provide some useful clues.

Ben & Jerry's switches to unbleached board

Last month, Burlington, VT-based Ben & Jerry's introduced its World's Best Vanilla ice cream in a container made of solid unbleached sulphate paperboard.
Materials Product Brief

Michelman, Inc: Moisture barrier coating

VaporCoat(TM) 2200 by Michelman, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH), is a recyclable water-based moisture barrier coating for chipboard, SBS, SUS and kraft paper.
Materials Product Brief

Facing stock

Developed for sheet-fed printing and single-face laminating of E-, F- and N-flute folding cartons and displays, Westvaco Corp.'s (New York, NY) ShowCase(TM) facing stock is said to have higher brightness and bluer-white styling than competitive SBS boards.
Materials Product Brief

BASF Corp.: General purpose PS

BASF's Polystyrene Business Group (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced 166H, a new high-molecular weight, general-purpose PS suitable for blending with HIPS and clear SBS block copolymers.
With Fox 40?s new blister pack (above), four ?posts? in the blister protrude through holes in the card. The posts are then crush
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Blisters clear enviro-hurdles

Fox 40's mechanically bonded blister packs retain the clarity of a clear blister while complying with European recycling mandates. Card costs drop 20%, and new machine boosts productivity by 50% while halving labor.
Materials Product Brief

Fraser Papers: Brighter paperboard

In response to customer requests, Fraser Papers (Stamford, CT) is now offering a whiter white (82 brightness) for its FraDuo and FraPak paperboard.
Materials Product Brief

International Paper: SBS liner

International Paper's Bleached Board Div. (Purchase, NY) has introduced Starcote® Light Liner-LCL, a lightly coated, low-density SBS top liner said to produce high-quality print graphics for corrugated containers and point-of-purchase displays.


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