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WIRELESS ACCESS. The Wi-Fi-connected, touch-screen printing system features full logo/image/graphics/barcodes programming and editing.
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On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials

Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
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'Oven Box' design delights Thelma's Treats

Company bakes homemade cookies fresh to order, delivering them in a keepsake folding carton that resembles and opens like an old-fashioned oven.
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Running 'like clockwork' at Bob's Red Mill

With steady growth comes the challenge of routinely adding new packaging lines. It’s a challenge that employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill has been able to meet head on.
Cartoned products are secured in three-packs, using paper bands.
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Banded bundles replace shrink film wraps

Banding equipment slashes energy and packaging material costs, while also reducing both floor-space and environmental footprints.
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Supply-chain collaboration advances cup-to-cup recycling

In 2009, Starbucks publicly announced a goal to make 100% of its cups—that’s 4 billion cups globally each year—recyclable or reusable by 2015
NEST BUILDING. The eggs are "nested" in contoured cartons and tray flats in various counts, depending on customer requirements.
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Egg packer automates casing and palletizing operations

Tender-touch case packers and robotics reduce breakage and increase overall efficiencies.
Burgerville
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New compostable soda cups and lids launch at Burgerville

Sustainable-focused QSR moves closer to its goal of 85% diversion of waste from landfills with its use of a new compostable beverage cup and lid.
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Packaging supports new ripple in functional beverages

Dr. Andrew Abraham identified a need for a nutrition-packed product, as part of a personal diet regimen, in functional beverages.
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Gillette shaves material from razor packs

P&G company changes from traditional clamshells to a tear-resistant combination structure.
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Soup maker 'soups up' printing/coding efficiencies

Kettle Cuisine standardizes on one coding supplier for foodservice pouches, retail cup labels, and corrugated shipping cases.
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Automated pick-and-place replaces manual operations

Kao ‘K.O.s’ labor cost inefficiencies, while improving production rates.
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Social responsibility leads the way at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

With all the talk about the Wal-Mart Sustainability Scorecard changing the industry, it is easy to overlook the fact that numerous organizations have engaged in sustainable efforts for many years. At these companies, the push for corporate social responsibility and greater sustainability comes directly from senior management as well as from employees themselves. Sustainable packaging is the extension of corporate values at these companies.
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Tamper-guarding air gun ammo

Pellet manufacturer improves blister packaging to enhance product in-store security.
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Repackaging 'releevs' theft woes

Merix Releev cold sore medication changes to pilfer-resistant film-laminated packaging to meet retailer demands.
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Repackaging 'releevs' theft woes

Merix Releev cold sore medication changes to pilfer-resistant BlisterGuard® packaging to meet retailer demands.
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Boxed Ray Charles set recreates nostalgia

You will have Ray Charles on your mind with a new collector’s edition music set titled “Ray Charles Pure Genius” from Rhino Records, Los Angeles, CA.
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Snack cake cartons get quarter-century face-lift

Interstate Bakeries Corp., Kansas City, MO, introduced new graphics for multipack boxes of Hostess-brand snack cakes. According to Hostess, the new design represents the first major packaging graphics change in 25 years.
The first four lines of Topps' cards to move to the new package are these baseball card brands.
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Baseball collector cards in new 'vault'

Topps continues to broaden market for collector cards with retail packs now selling for up to $30. New packaging virtually eliminates shoplifting.
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Topps cards first use of security package

The first commercial application for Colbert Packaging’s BlisterGuard® security package are for packs containing collector cards marketed by Topps, Inc., New York.
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Perfect Popper pulls in prizes

Both the President’s and Innovation awards at the 61st National Paperboard Packaging Competition were snagged by the Perfect Popper popcorn box from Family Time Snacks of Valparaiso, IN.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
Coils are now cushioned in slotted layers of a foam material; cornerboards, a corrugated cap, strapping, and stretch wrapping co
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Pallet makeover aids lean manufacturing

Innovative ‘insourced’ packaging approach cuts time, labor, and the cost of materials for major heating/cooling/refrigeration coil manufacturer.
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Cartons help 'nourish noggins'

In August, children’s book publisher and distributor Scholastic Inc. will begin a “Milk for Bones, Books for Brains...It’s Udderly Brilliant” program with school foodservice directors and dairy processors throughout the United States.
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Beauties and the bests

Holographic substrates were among the big winners in the annual competition of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
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Milk cartons already back to school

Before children returned to school this fall, Easton, PA-based Binney & Smith and International Paper Beverage Packaging (Memphis, TN) entered into a program that involves IP-supplied cartons to schools.
With its center support and double-wall corners, the H-bliss-style box (above) was perfect for Valvoline's offset-neck bottle (b
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Creative cooperation at Valvoline

By getting a little creative with its suppliers, the Valvoline Co. was able to overcome budgetary constraints that could have prevented a badly needed equipment upgrade.
A production time and date code is printed beneath the "3905-6" product code. The code appears in the side gusset area of lawn-a
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Coder grows on lawn-and-garden bagmaker

Exopack’s Tomah, WI, plant adds a thermal-transfer coder to print production dates of lawn-and-garden bags sold to customers such as The Scotts Company.
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Box 'Aces' apple maker's test

This year, the Ace Apple Co. ordered 30ꯠ interlocking, “shelf-ready” corrugated cases to pack its apples, tripling last year’s order. The apple grower reports the increased use of the box, as an alternative to a more traditional corrugated case, stems from the enthusiasm of retailers, primarily supermarkets.