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Labeling legerdemain

What a difference a label can make—that’s a key takeaway from a Diageo story I’m working on for an upcoming issue.
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PhotoTape: Custom-printed tape

PhotoTape’s photo-quality custom-printed tape for e-Commerce and manufacturing companies features detailed product images, coupons, and even 2D barcodes directly on the packaging tape, engaging customers through differentiated custom packaging tapes.
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Smart Planet Technologies: Adhesive label with eco-friendly coating

Smart Planet Technologies' EarthLabel pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) label uses EarthCoating, a mineralized coating alternative to a 100% polyethylene (PE) barrier coating, on its bottle label to provide high-quality moisture-barrier performance while reducing plastic content.
Senator Charles Schumer calls for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in effort to help prevent emergency room visits.
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Could 'flow restrictors' help reduce medication overdoses?

Senator Charles Schumer calls for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in effort to help prevent emergency room visits.
A return to innovation:  A holistic approach to sorbent selection
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A return to innovation: A holistic approach to sorbent selection

For in vitro diagnostic manufacturers, optimized traditional and intelligent sorbents, formulated with the assistance of pseudo-empirical modeling, play a critical role in maintaining the device’s integrity throughout its shelf life.
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SURE rebrand commits to female audience

An aging deodorant brand is revitalized with a curvy, custom cap and cool, sophisticated color tones designed to appeal to a female audience and convey product strength.
SEVEN LANGUAGES. A new five-panel, extended-text label for Slime Tire Sealant allows Accessories Marketing to provide information on the product in seven languages.
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Extended-text label serves up Slime in seven languages

Tire sealant producer moves from a crowded label and instructions insert to an extended-text label with seven languages to successfully market its Slime brand to an international audience.
Machine Product Brief
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OxySense: Oxygen permeation expansion

OxyPerm Permeation/OTR System introduces BottlePerm Fixture, providing the same capabilities for bottles and cups as for flat films.
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Premium perfume bottle and cap create 'olfactory sculpture'

New luxury perfume is packaged in an organically sculptured bottle with a custom closure made from ash wood.
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Upbeat protein drink label encourages bottle recycling

The Good Whey Company selects a premium-finish label material for its new protein dairy drink that provides shelf impact and facilitates bottle recycling.
Sanner GmbH: Desiccant integration
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Sanner GmbH: Desiccant integration

Products focused on pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare applications.
Branson Ultrasonics helped Karma Culture LLC overcome the challenge of welding the patented KarmaCap, a dispensing capsule that holds vitamins and other essential ingredients separate from the water until the consumer peels back the protective seal, pushes down on the cap, and gently shakes the bottle to mix the drink. The “reservoir cap” is used for Karma® Wellness Water plastic bottles.
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Customized spin-welding key to sealing KarmaCap

Closure allows users to infuse fresh vitamins into beverage and then shake the bottle to initiate health benefits of its vitamin drinks.
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Acucote Inc.: Thinner BOPP films

Extensive film line now includes three new polypropylenes.
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Amcor Flexibles: Cereal liner

Amcor Vodex Generation II co-extruded cereal liner from Amcor Flexibles guards against mineral oil hydrocarbon (MOH) migration, provides recyclability, breathability, aroma and flavor retention, and also offers superior moisture barrier for a longer shelf-life, improved easy-opening, better packaging machine performance, and increased value for money when compared with the company’s original Amcor Vodex.
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Sirane: Ethylene-absorbing label

Sirane’s cost-effective Dri-Fresh Fresh-Hold EA labels are a small patch – which can be almost hidden if necessary – that attracts and absorbs the ethylene released by the produce within, slowing down the degradation process.
HELLO PRODUCTS. This photo shows packages of the company’s mouthwash, toothpaste, and breath spray, all introduced in early 2013.
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'Packaging as art' approach guides Hello Products' oral care line

Suppliers partner to speed ‘seriously friendly' oral care products to market in innovative packaging that employs shapes, colors, and recycled materials.
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LyondellBasell: Easy to open food packaging

LyondellBasell announced a new addition to its Toppyl family of polyolefin resins for the food packaging industry that provides a new level of convenience and ease of use to ready-to-eat products, without sacrificing protection.
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Nine considerations for specifying labels

The packaging engineer must begin to collect data from all the team members at the beginning of a labeling project in order to select and specify the best material and label supplier for the project.

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