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Schubert Packaging Systems (Addison, TX) opened a new 5.5 million Euro (US $6.08 million) Warehouse Logistics Center (above) in Crailsheim, Germany.
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SATO partners with CCL Label

SATO America (Charlotte, NC) partnered with CCL Label (Rosemont, IL) whereby CCL with manufacture all RFID tags and labels for SATO America, as well as resell SATO RFID-enabled printers.
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Herbicide Applicator serves ergonomic needs

This spring the Scotts Company launched weed-killer Ortho Weed-B-Gon in a high-volume, ready-to-use container and applicator.
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Packaging workflow task force

A promising step toward streamlining and standardizing packaging prepress was the January publication of ANSI CGATS TR 011-2002.
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Dannon fits Frusion with contoured bottle

An easy-to-grip, contoured bottle with a dazzling shrink-sleeve label is pivotal to The Dannon Company's new Frusion fruit 'n' yogurt smoothie. Tarrytown, NY-based Dannon introduced Frusion nationwide in May after successful testing in 7-Eleven convenience stores in New England and southern California.
Michigan Brewing unveiled its Cherry Creek brand in plastic at the Traverse City Cherry Festival.
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A clever strategy for plastic beer bottles

Michigan Brewing sees great potential for beer in plastic when the target market is tightly focused. Custom-labeled bottles for a casino, for instance, have found a receptive audience.
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HBA highlights beauty in the Big Apple

HBA Global Expo, June 20 to 22 at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center, will inform and educate more than 12ꯠ cosmetics and personal care professionals with exhibits and conferences covering timely topics.
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Packaging controls standards group formed

The movement toward standardizing motion controls for packaging machinery took a small but critical step forward in early February. An official working group for standardizing on motion controls in packaging machinery was created at the recent Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) end user meeting held in Orlando, FL.
Air Packaging Technologies
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Drumming up e-business (sidebar)

Capsule reviews
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Tom's uses 'natural' look to package wellness products

Packaging design strengthens brand identity for Tom’s of Maine’s new natural wellness line.
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Flexible materials shine

Mobil’s Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards programs honor pouches for disposable washcloths, Pop Tarts® and dinosaur snacks, as well as labels for vitamins, beverages and bug spray.
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Bayer pours into lawn-and-garden containers

Spotted at the August National Hardware Show in Chicago were containers from Bayer-Pursell that are notable for their combination of functionality and good looks.
Taylor Made?s Moisture Block? sleeve is said to protect golf balls from absorbing moisture, which causes velocity loss in the b
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Can packaging improve one's golf game?

An innovative plastic 'sleeve' keeps golf balls fresh while providing an excellent barrier to distance-robbing moisture.
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Rexall Sundown touts 'label within a label'

Rexall Sundown in February began marketing its Sundown® line of herbal supplement capsules in high-density polyethylene bottles adorned with what Rexall refers to as a Twist N' Learn(TM) label.
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Picturesque label wins award

Alberto-Culver's back panel label for St. Ives Swiss Spa shampoo bottles recently won a first place in the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute Awards Competition (for more information on the TLMI awards, see p.
The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Label (Rosemont, IL) has broken ground on a new p-s label converting facility in Charlotte, NC. Operational by the end of the year, the new facility will consolidate operations of CCL's Cincinnati, OH, and Charlotte, NC, plants.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Label, Inc. (Rosemont, IL) announced that as a result of the company's acquisition of Sonoco's Engraph p-s label business, CCL will close three plants in Phoenix, AZ, Delran, NJ, and Cincinnati, OH.
An improved bag for Manzate Fungicide (top) increases  productivity by 25%. GardenTech Singles (above) were developed with custo
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Agricultural winners at FPA

Two innovative flexible packages merit an 'A' for Agricultural.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL): Ben Rubino, regional vp, sales, Northeast U.S.
GardenTech Singles (top) are insecticide, fungicide and  herbicide concentrates available in unit-dose portions. They?re packed
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Unit-dose packaging for the garden

Consumers crave convenience, so this lawn and garden products manufacturer serves it up: single-dose pouches of home insecticides.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Label, Inc., Pharmaceutical Div. (Itasca, IL), has opened a pharmaceutical label packaging facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico.
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Label spells it all out

A new product launch by Alberto Culver receives a major boost from an elaborate booklet/label applied to the back of the container. Now available nationwide in food, drug and mass merchandisers, the Cortexx line of two shampoos and two conditioners contain a special gelatin that can help prevent hair loss by preventing split ends.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

Learning in Las Vegas
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL): Serge DePaoli, president.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CCL Label, Inc. (Itasca, IL) and Solutech, Inc. (Lake Forest, IL) have formed CCL Label/Solutech-Digital, which will offer digital printing services.
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Slaying the technology beast

Packaging engineers must grapple with increasingly complex packaging technologies while simultaneously mastering the science of line efficiency to squeeze out costs in an ultra-competitive future.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

CCL Label (Schaumburg, IL): Doug Graham, vp sales for the Western region.