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Fusion Packaging: Tube-based direct applicators

Fusion Packaging expands its product offering with the introduction of Direct Effect, a new collection of tube-based direct applicators for targeted treatment.
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New PET jar has great shelf impact.
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Slimmer jar packs a confectionery punch

A narrow jar that loses none of the on-shelf impact of its larger predecessor has been created for Tangerine Confectionery, based in the Yorkshire region of England.
Materials Product Brief
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Inline Plastics Corp.: Tamper-resistant round bowls

Inline Plastics Corp. introduces their improved one piece round clamshell bowls, the enhanced version of the company’s Safe-T-Fresh® line of products.
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A stunning glass bottle that exemplifies 'a complete design."
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Outstanding glass bottle wins award

The Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition Bottle has been awarded the ‘Best Bottle in Glass’ at the 2014 World Beverage Awards.
Off The Shelf: Clever carton for Milk-Bone chews
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Off The Shelf: Clever carton for Milk-Bone chews

It’s designed to look like a tooth paste carton so that pet owners will think ‘canine dental health’ when they encounter it in the store.
Pure-Pak Sense carton
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Elopak: Easy-to-use/recycle carton

The Pure-Pak Sense carton features new easy-to-fold lines to enable consumers to fold the carton and squeeze out more of the product, as well as enable convenient flattening of the empty carton to reduce volume in waste or recycling facilities.
Shaped Pouch flexible package
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Mondi: Shaped pouch for customized packaging

Able to hold either liquid or granular materials, the new, innovative Shaped Pouch flexible package from Mondi North America offers consumer goods manufacturers a cost-effective custom-designed pouch in virtually any shape to promote brand identity and marketing goals.
Package Case Study
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Elegant bottle showcases spirits’ quality

Craft spirits maker Copper Fiddle Distillery selects a four-sided, decanter-style, clear flint glass bottle that reflects the beauty and quality of its whiskey and gin products.
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For some, success is in the cards

Winning can be a matter of playing one’s cards right.
Spring Latch metal closing system
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Ardagh: New closing/opening system for paint/chemical containers

Ardagh’s new, patented Spring Latch metal closing system for 5-30L metal conical pails eliminates the need for manual closing required with standard latch ring closures, enabling fillers to close pails automatically with existing equipment.
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Standardized sports tape tins are sturdy, modern

SpiderTech is spinning its web of pre-cut kinesiology tape products into one, standardized packaging format to make the brand easily recognizable on shelf and provide consistent messaging.

Reusable tin keeps sports tape safe

A slim, custom-embossed tin from SpiderTech protects its pre-cut elastic sports tape in a range of athletic and workplace environments, and provides a powerful shelf presence with its contemporary, bold graphics.
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Less corrugated to landfill as wax coating usage drops

The Corrugated Packaging Alliance reports that just 3% of corrugated volume in 2013 used wax coatings, helping the recycling rate for old corrugated containers reach 88.5%.
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Eye-tracking reveals allure of thermoformed packs

Recently concluded eye-tracking research to evaluate how different styles of packaging influence a customer’s point-of-sale behavior found that rigid thermoformed packs outperformed flexible pouches by 44%.
DS Container’s two-piece aerosol cans
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DS Containers: New aerosol can sizes

DS Container’s two-piece aerosol cans are available in two sizes: 211x315 (66x120) geared towards the metered air freshener market, and 211x413 (66x142) suitable for shave cream and value sizes.
Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures
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Amcor: Hot-fill PET containers with metal lug closures

Said to be a first for the food packaging industry, Amcor Rigid Plastics’ A-PEX63 system consists of a unique blow-and-trim 24-oz PET container which allows the fitment of metal lug closures to produce the look and feel of a glass jar with a metal lug closure – including the reassuring, functional “pop” tamper-evident indicator button on the closure.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Stretch sleeve labels

Automated Packaging Systems announces that it is now manufacturing the AutoSleeve brand of stretch sleeve labels.
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Zip-Pak: Resealable flexible packaging innovations

Zip-Pak’s two new resealable flexible packaging innovations include PresSure Lok – which provides improved consumer convenience for liquid products such as shampoo, detergent, beverages and condiments, and Fragrance-Zip – which offers a unique zipper closure solution designed to emit a customized aroma upon initial and subsequent openings of a flexible resealable package.

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