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New cocktail brand lets you have a ball, catch a buzz

Irreverent new single-serve cocktail beverage BuzzBallz comes in a brightly colored party ball-shaped 'PET can' that is unbreakable, freezable, and fun.
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Frito-Lay's Gamer pack is a special cross-promo aimed at boosting interest in Microsoft's new Xbox gaming system.
Package Case Study
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Doritos Gamer Packs function on multiple levels

Teaming up with Microsoft to build excitement about the release of the newest Xbox gaming system, Frito-Lay comes up with a one-of-a-kind limited edition package.
News
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C-store and PepsiCo recycling program diverts 6,000 lb of waste in 2013

A recycling initiative between c-store Kum & Go in Tulsa and PepsiCo facilitates on-the-go recycling and earns these companies a recycling award.
Supplier News
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Plastic Technologies, Inc. achieves package design milestone

Since 1991, PTI has designed 10,000 packages or components, including 4,350 bottles, 2,820 preforms, 900 finishes, 550 bases, and 1,380 miscellaneous items.
Feature Article
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Folding carton guidelines for efficient development

Contrary to common consumer assumptions, folding cartons can have a nearly infinite number of different creative shapes and features.
Feature Article
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Best practices for retail clamshells and blister packs

Some studies suggest that shoppers are as much as 400% more likely to pick up a package if they can see the product inside.
J. Michael Drozd
Column/Opinion
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The state of aseptic in the U.S.

J. Michael Drozd, Chief Executive Officer of aseptic processor and packager Wright Foods of Troy, NC, shares his insights on the state of the aseptic packaging market in the U.S., and on the consumer trends driving its growth.
Sealed double-barrier trays are placed into a folding carton, supplied by Barger. The FORZA packaging consists of a total of four thermoformed PETG trays; one inner tray, two sizes of inner retainer trays, and an outer tray sealed with coated Tyvek lidding material.
Package Case Study
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Double-barrier tray accommodates 700 spinal implants

Medical device maker Orthofix works with its packaging supplier to fit some 700 spinal implant products into four trays with retainers.
Package Case Study
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Domino launches shapely, 'table-worthy' canister design

A new hourglass-shaped package with a flip-top closure for two varieties of sugar under the Domino and C&H brands is designed for tabletop usage.
News
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Study compares costs for corrugated versus RPCs for shipping tomatoes

Results of a detailed, activity-based accounting comparison show that shipping tomatoes in corrugated saves $6.8 million annually versus using RPCs.
News
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Aluminum can is still the most recycled beverage container

The U.S. aluminum industry achieves a recycling rate of 67%—its highest since the 1990s.
Aluminum can for new brew.
Package Case Study
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Traditional brew in an untraditional package

What started off as an idea at a local college football game has turned into the launch of a new craft brewery and a new product in the marketplace: Chapman’s American Ale Cider.
The customized clamshell packaging with bold 10-color card graphics and printing attracts shoppers’ attention and discourages pilfering.
Package Case Study
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High-profile, easy-open clamshells deter pilfering

NuFletch Archery adopts cost- and time-efficient packaging concept that targets in-store theft, while luring sales.
Microwave shielding for ready meals
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Microwave shielding for ready meals

Conagra's Bertolli brand Rustico Bakes line of frozen ready meals have unique microwave shielding technology that keeps the edges and corners of the meal from overcooking and makes sure the center of the meal is hot.
News
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200 million drink pouches recycled by U.S. communities

Capri Sun sweetens the pot, giving participants in the Drink Pouch Brigade greater incentives to collect and return empty packaging for upcycling.
Feature Article
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Best practices in flexible package development

There are many factors to consider when developing and commercializing a new flexible, semi-rigid, or rigid composite package that incorporates one or more films.
Feature Article
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Trends in flexible packaging and features

Trends often come and go before you notice them. Flexible packaging trends seem to have a longer life span than most, signaling that the format is here to stay. Here are some recent and developing trends we’re monitoring.
News
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Survey: Canned foods stocked in 98% of Americans' kitchens

A peek inside America’s ‘cantry’ reveals eight in 10 Americans don’t go a week without cooking with canned foods.

 

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