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Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Packaging leads to CPSC action

Commission says some Dr. Reddy’s packaging failed to meet ‘special packaging’ that is resistant to children but openable by adults.
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack

Rohto Cool Max introduction adds variety to eyedrop packaging.
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
Barrier PET bottle for skinnygrape.
Package Case Study
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skinnygrape expands to 330-mL barrier PET

Andrew Peller Ltd., a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada, has introduced skinnygrape spritzers, a popular low-calorie spritzer in a sleek-looking premium 330-mL barrier PET bottle.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
Materials Product Brief
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Comar: Dosing cups

Easy-to-read AccuCups improve dosing accuracy.
Materials Product Brief
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Weidenhammer: Gastight composite cans with peel-off top

Suitable for use with baby milk powder, coffee, and other food products that require special protection, hygienic production, and/or oxygen scavenging, the Peel-off Top composite can from Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) features a special metal closure attached directly to the body of the can that is said to equal other gastight packaging solutions.
Standing out on shelf was all important as Oxy Bump went retail.
Package Case Study
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Packaging takes Oxy Bump retail

Oxy Bump, a nasal spray that uses an infusion of essential plant minerals and oxygenated saline to fight bacteria and allergens while moisturizing nasal tissues, recently went retail in an award-winning package.
Materials Product Brief
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Eagle Flexible Packaging: Slider zipper capabilities added to pouching products

Eagle Flexible Packaging now offers Zip Pak’s “new” Slider Select™ advanced zipper feature.
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Secure seal and great shelf impact.
Package Case Study
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Packaging sets antacid product apart

With an estimated 25 million people in the United States suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily, Relief OTC™ set out to create a fast-acting liquid antacid to help these consumers.
Machine Product Brief
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Tri-Seal: Induction seal technology

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #7847! Engineered to reduce costly and potentially dangerous seal-related product leakage from packaging closures, a proprietary, high-temperature wax technology from Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex company, bolsters the stability of two-piece induction seals, helping to ensure closure seal integrity for components stored or shipped in high-temperature environments.
Materials Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Easy-open small tab bag

Designed for small portion deli items such as cheese and meat, the Cryovac Grip & Tear Small Tab easy-open vacuum bag from Sealed Air provides consumer convenience, and is said to reduce packaging material by up to 20% compared to some easy-open rollstock formats.
Machine Product Brief
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Sealed Air: Paper void fill system

Providing efficient, sustainable, and automated void fill, Sealed Air’s FasFil EZ Auto paper void fill packaging system features an advanced, automated cutting mechanism that helps ensure easy release of single ply, protective paper void fill while helping eliminate several manual tasks required with previous models.
Off The Shelf: Clear plastic can for sardines
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Off The Shelf: Clear plastic can for sardines

From Brivais Vilnis of Latvia comes a replacement for the metal tin: an injection-molded PP retortable container with barrier delivered via in-mold labels.
Materials Product Brief
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Placon: Eco-responsible thermoformed plastic food container

Combining an eco-friendly recycled material and tamper-evident design with revealing package clarity, Placon’s FDA food-grade, 100% recyclable Crystal Seal reFresh packaging eliminates unnecessary sidewall ribbing for strong visual appeal and versatility in fresh, cold, and dry food.
Materials Product Brief
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Mondi: Microwavable packaging

According to research, steaming in the microwave is one of the healthiest ways of preparing food because the short cooking time preserves vitamins and minerals along with flavour, colour and texture. Mondi SteamPack® provides all these benefits and offers the utmost flexibility to food producers.
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COMBINATION PACKAGE.  By using both paperboard and plastic in its Bonus Pack carton, UPG was able to get a terrific combination of shelf impact, clarity, and cost optimization.
Package Case Study
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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.
Package of the year.  Noven Therapeutics  Brisdelle is indicated for the  treatment of moderate to severe  vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated  with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance  design features calendarized dosing for 30 days  of therapy, with a designated area for the patient  to note the starting date of the therapy.
Feature Article
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HCPC names 2013 Compliance Packages of the Year

Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle wins top honors during RxAdherence 2014.

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