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Form reveals function for 'Expandable' containers

E.S. Robbins, manufacturer of the Expandables(TM) line of polypropylene storage containers, was faced with a daunting task: Convey to consumers the function of these uncommon expanding containers within the limited space of the package.
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Hanes pack redesign makes shopping simpler

Hanes Her Way® is trying to make it easier for women to shop for underwear with its new package redesign. In stores nationwide since June, the redesigned package features bold color blocks and larger, more prominent copy, making it easier for women to distinguish the underwear's size, style, fabric, color and how many pairs are in a pack.
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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.
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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Software awards compute well

Packages for driving and flying software win recognition in the third-annual Software Package Awards presented by the Software & Information Industry Assn.
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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