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Chesapeake Corporation Begins Construction on Pharmaceutical Packaging Plant in China...

plant near Shanghai will supply paperboard cartons, labels and leaflets to domestic and multinational pharmaceutical customers.
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Battle over use of PVC Clamshells continues...

According to Purchasing.com, "The marketplace wars persist over health risks--real or perceived--from plastic packaging made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. Microsoft just stopped using PVC clamshell packs to protect new copies of its software products.
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Phillipine Dairy to launch new products/packaging to help consumers afford them...

Magnolia, a subsidiary of San Miguel Group is launching affordable new brands and repackaging its products to help consumers cope with higher costs. Cost of raw materials has squeezed profits, but company pledges to focus on developing products and new packaging to suit consumers' budget and lifestyle. Source: tmcnet.com
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Australia's Brewtopia...

allows people to customise their beer by designing labels and choosing packaging online.
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New FDA labeling law...

difficult and costly.
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Procter & Gamble and McLane Company, Inc. have announced that they have reached a settlement...

in a lawsuit that had been filed by P & G alleging infringement on four of its brands.
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New Zealand recycler refuses to take Tetra Pak...

milk cartons saying it is not economically feasible to process the milk bottle alternative.
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Wine market goes global...

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New Zealand study determines "country of origin labeling"...

would cost up to $60 million and offer little consumer benefit.
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Packaging helps drive global trend for more responsible drinking...

In London, Diageo pushes responsible drinking through a variety of channels, including advertising, a global website, customer carelinesÝand new labelling bearing nutritional and alcoholic information.
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Private label skin care...

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"Green" costs less as oil prices rise...

This year, Wal-Mart, Wild Oats Market and a host of other retailers, as well as food suppliers like Del Monte and Newman's Own Organics, have embraced corn-based packaging for fresh produce.
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Functional foods are failing to win consumer confidence on both sides of the Atlantic...

according to a report from market analyst Datamonitor.

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