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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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Harry's launches branded-no-brands

Store-branded items in the supermarket continue to grab bigger and bigger chunks of market share once belonging to branded items. Harry's Fresh Foods of Portland, OR, has come up with a way of capitalizing on this ongoing trend.
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Frozen fish package is bait for consumers

Newport, KY-based StarKist Seafood, internationally known for its canned tuna, is entering a whole new category with its Seaside Gourmet(TM) premium-cut, frozen fish fillets.

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