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Vividly decorated three-dimensional comp boxes for computer games such as these have helped Eidos sway retail buyers to stock th
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Eidos plays no games in making package comps

Colorful game box comps produced digitally help Eidos Interactive sell computer games to retail buyers before boxes are created for production.
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Best of the boxes

A VIP box and a baseball container merit top awards at the National Paperbox Assn.'s 49th annual packaging competition.
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.
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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Brochure and samples

New brochure and sample packages from Westvaco (New York, NY) demonstrate how ShowCase(TM) coated facing stock for mini-flute applications helps single-face laminators reduce their materials handling and distribution costs.
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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