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How to sharpen packaging's defense against tampering and counterfeiting

Packagers have honed the protection packages offer against tampering and counterfeiting in three decades since the Tylenol crisis.
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A holiday twist

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters with three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Pouch receives Member's Choice award

This year’s Flexible Packaging Assn. Member’s Choice award went to Specialty Films & Associates’ entry for the Digital Innovations MP3 Pouch.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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ALCOA: ALCOA: Plastic closure for dairy products

Alcoa offers the Seal-MAX™ closure that can help prevent leakage in milk containers, yet is easy to open and offers improved tamper evidence. Seal design is ideal for single-serve packages where sealing requirements are more stringent.
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Supplement bottles re-energized

Last year, Twin Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, NY, took a product line of nutritional supplements and strengthened it with updated packaging. The change for the line of more than 100 products—only a small sampling is shown in the photo—is dramatic.
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Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
Peak Foods: Tamper-evident banding for bowls of nondairy whipped topping
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Peak Foods: Tamper-evident banding for bowls of nondairy whipped topping

Bowls are conveyed into full-surround flights that provide a 360 degree deck that perfectly centers each tamper-evident band. Bowls are secured in the flights all the way from the infeed of the trio of tamper-evident band applicators through the heat tunnel. Tamper band applicators were supplied by Axon Corp.
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Snack packs stand out

Convenience continues to drive packaging, as evidenced by two new snack packs spotted this month on store shelves.

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