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Breaking out of the jewel box

New York-based record company 32 Records launched its 32 Jazz label this April with a new CD package reminiscent of LP packaging. Company spokesman Joel Dorn cites durability of the package, made of both paperboard and polystyrene, as well as its fully printable paperboard surface, as keys to the company's decision.
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Three-pack carrier makes sampling simpler

A novel bottle carrier made of corrugated is helping First Coast Brewing of Wilmington, NC, entice first-time buyers to sample its craft-brewed beers.
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Hazen Paper Co.: Foil board

Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has introduced FX2, an 18-pt SBS board with foil on both sides. The foil seals both sides of the board, which is said to eliminate curl due to moisture.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.

A different type of kitchen cleanser

Bushberry Deodorizing Liquid Soap for hands is available in scents like cucumber, lemon, vanilla and oatmeal, so it has a definite kitchen and garden tone.
Mounted on the top-and-bottom taper is an ink-jet coder that prints name of product, expiration date, and lot code on one side
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Herbal tea marketer brews packaging improvements

Smooth conveyor connections and a programmable logic controller accessed via touchscreen have boosted efficiency and productivity at this northern California tea marketer.
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KFC tests new meal plate

An ongoing test at select Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets will soon determine if a plated meal package for single servings should be adopted throughout the Louisville, KY-based KFC chain.

Secondary pack boosts sales, trims costs

Asheville, NC-based Candle Station switched its oil lamp packaging late last year. Then it watched holiday sales of the item jump, says co-owner Helaine Greene.

Boskovich tests microwavable vegetable pack

Fresh produce in convenient, value-added packaging was in abundance at the recent Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago. Among those entering this fast-growing category is Boskovich Farms.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL) and Georgia-Pacific Corp. (Atlanta, GA) formed a joint venture to sell SBS paperboard produced by both companies.


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