Warm Ups Dog Food Enhancers are an oatmeal-based product introduced in a microwavable cup to help create a warm, wholesome meal for dogs.
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Easy-prep warm dog food in PP cup

A new line of ‘dog food enhancers’ created to be poured warm over dry dog food comes in a microwavable cup with film lidding and an inviting shrink-sleeve label.
Frito-Lay's Gamer pack is a special cross-promo aimed at boosting interest in Microsoft's new Xbox gaming system.
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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.
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Desiccant barrier technology enhances pet-food product

US Pet Nutrition uses rigid plastic containers with desiccant barrier technology that meet the demands of the retort process while preserving the quality of its pet-food products.
The square pouch format provides excellent point-of-sale display properties for the product.
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Walkers Shortbread stays fresh in resealable pouch

The use of a peel-and-reclose packaging system for Walkers Shortbread cookies 
creates convenience for today’s on-the-go consumer and extends product’s shelf life.
FPA Gold Award winner for Printing Achievement.
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Mexican company wins with Ganador dog food package printing

Seems that no matter what the economic condition, many of us want to treat our pets well, be it in the U.S. or elsewhere.
Hormel E-Z Zip[r] Pouch - Ampac
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2011 FPA Silver Award Winners

The following award winners took home Silver Awards in the 2011 FPA Awards competition.
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High shelf impact for probiotic drinks

GoodBelly Splash, a new line of single-serve fruit-based, probiotic beverages from Next Foods, Boulder, CO, is being packaged in 10-oz HDPE bottles rendered highly shelf-attractive by eight-color flexo-printed, 360-deg shrink-sleeve labels from Printpack.
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Shrink-sleeve label helps launch ZUN energy drink

PETG label curves to the proprietary rocket-shaped PET bottle, which launched in the Denver area.
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Crisper creamer labeling

Darigold, Inc., a Seattle-based regional distributor of dairy products, has introduced new shrink sleeve labeling for its creamer products in two flavors (French Vanilla and Hazelnut).
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Eco-cordial multi-pack approach

Bumble Bee Foods adopts an environmentally friendly approach for multi-packing its 5-oz cans of salmon.
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Banding system increases packaging efficiencies

Sauce manufacturer boosts line speeds, cuts material costs, and economizes on plant floor space by installing three new tamper-band application units.
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.
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Alluring label graphics for new fruit smoothies

In June 2008, Sunny Delight Beverage Co., Cincinnati, OH, introduced a new line of nutritious fruit smoothies called FruitSimple in 40-oz, custom-curved PET bottles supplied by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com).
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Spicy-hot chips get fiery package graphics

Oregon-based Kettle Foods, a producer of all-natural snack foods, is rolling out Kettle brand Death Valley Chipotle Potato Chips nationwide this summer.
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Single-source queso cups and labels

ConAgra Foods' Ro*Tel brand dips debut in shrink-sleeved PP cups.
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Spicy chips receive fiery graphics

Summer snack launches in two bag sizes—and with unique partnerships.
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Shrink labels pump up product security

Nutrex Research of Oviedo, FL, manufactures a line of encapsulated liquid anabolic workout formulas and fat burners that it markets on-line and through GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, and other health food stores.
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Toddler juice packaging engages attention

In January 2008, First Juice, Inc., Mt. Freedom, NJ, launched a line of organic fruit and vegetable juice beverages specially formulated for toddlers.
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Film changes reflect product heritage, positioning

This is a sidebar to the story "Popcorn packaging production proliferates" which appears on page 34, in the Feburary 2008 issue of Packaging World Magazine.
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New tea totes top-notch labels

Ten-color gravure print gives PVC shrink labels impact.
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Espoma pulls trigger on sleeve-labeled bottle

Recognized for plastic-bagged natural plant foods, this lawn-and-garden firm introduces Earth-tone pesticides in a sleeve-labeled PET trigger-spray bottle.
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Noni juice dresses for success

In mid-March 2007, Caldwell, NJ-based marketing and distribution company The Stratis Group joined forces with Brooklyn, NY contract manufacturer Victoria Packaging to launch a health supplement called "Hilo Gold Noni Juice" in health food outlets in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
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Pickle packs debut

Retortable single-serve barrier cups have generated a number of headlines lately. First was cat food, then tuna for humans, and now, from Mt. Olive Pickle Company of Mt. Olive, NC, pickles.
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Freeze-and-eat fruit sorbet debuts

In January 2007, Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, began rolling into national markets with Del Monte Fruit Chillers, a unique “freeze-and-eat” brand of fruit sorbet, in packaging created by CBX (Colemanbrandworx) (www.cbx.com).
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Nestlé Beneful receives Pack Expo Selects award

The dog food package for Nestlé Beneful Prepared Meals was selected the winner in the inaugural Pack Expo Selects™ program by packaging professionals attending last November’s Pack Expo Intl., which is sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (www.pmmi.org).
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Cup/lid combo is the cat's meow

For its new line of premium wet cat food, Meow Mix outsources processing and packaging to Thailand. Sophisticated machinery and complex materials work together.
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Silver Award Winners

PACKAGING EXCELLENCE SILVER AWARDSKiMs Polly Peanuts, 350g/Amcor FlexiblesDuPont Cool2go Wrap/DuPont Packaging and Industrial PolymersCryovac Saddle Pack Multi-Unit Vacuum Package for Fresh Chicken/Cryovac Food Packaging, Sealed Air Corp.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the FPA Silver Award winners...
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Sliced apple fast-food snack packs

Packaging supplied by Printpack Inc.
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Condiments stand out in reclosable stand-up pouches

Reclosable stand-up pouch packaging, converted by Printpack (www.printpack.com) for McCormick de Mexico’s line of condiments and dressings, has garnered an FPA Gold Award for Packaging Excellence.
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FPA Silver Award Winners, continued

This is a continuation of the photos of the FPA Silver Award Winners...
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Turkey Hill's cool new label

Following a successful market test of a new insulating label that keeps cold beverages cooler, Turkey Hill Dairy plans a broader use of the novel label come spring.
As filled and sealed bags are discharged from the bottom of the vf/f/s machine, a photoeye counts each bag. When the programmed
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Filling three times faster

New vf/f/s machines operate at three times the speed of the outdated equipment they replace, reducing downtime and labor costs for snack maker Poore Brothers.
Continuous-motion vf/f/s equipment like this machine improve output and efficiency at Snyder of Berlin.
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Snyder snacks on efficiency

New vf/f/s machines replace outdated equipment, adding speed while reducing costs for labor, replacement parts, and product giveaway.See in-plant video
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Singularly clear cups

Del Monte “Fruit Naturals” from Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, are packed in an 8-oz clear cup with a fluted design.
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Reese's rolls out new look

In March, Hershey Foods reintroduced its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces candies in its first new trade dress in more than 30 years.
This pick-and-place robot uses vacuum pick-up cups to transfer filled cups from the filling/lidding system to the case packer.
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Proficiently packed Pringles

Weighing just 8 g and resting on two ‘feet’ instead of a flat bottom, P&G’s single-serve Pringles package is automatically filled and case-packed on custom-built gear.
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Printing that's best in class

Two stand-up pouches, a shrink-sleeve label, and a retro coffee bag boast printing that wowed FPA judges.
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IronKids bags bread winners

Bags for IronKids Bread from Sara Lee Bakery, St. Louis, MO, unveiled a new look in January, sporting photos of five youngsters that replace illustrated characters.
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P&G tests Pringles portion pack

Procter & Gamble is test marketing Smart Stacks, a 0.81-oz portion pack of its Pringles-brand potato crisps, in a thermoformed polypropylene cup whose bottom is shaped like the curvy snack.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market (sidebar)

Heinz ‘Pounces’ on resealable pouch
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Diners find film packs ideal for every meal course

From soups and salads to poultry, foods of all types become winners at the market—and in the 2000 Flexible Packaging Assn. competition.
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Pillsbury: No tear strip waffling

Catering to consumer convenience, Minneapolis-based Pillsbury introduced early this year a new, resealable package for its Hungry Jack Frozen Waffles. The 10-, 16-, and 24-count packs use a resealable tape made from a 3.2-mil polypropylene substrate coated with an FDA-compliant, pressure-sensitive freezer-grade adhesive that resists moisture and is suitable for the freezer.
Nabisco's Mini Chips Ahoy! cookie rollout represents the company's most substantial "initiative" into the stand-up pouch.
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Stand-up pouches push the retail envelope

Nabisco rolls out Mini Chips Ahoy! cookies in a resealable stand-up pouch while Patrick Cudahy uses a pouch for frozen, precooked meats. And in Ecuador, an integral straw helps kids sip fruit drinks from a stand-up pouch.
On the FBM 20 hf/f/s pouch machine, printed film is side-sealed (below left) as it indexes from left to right. In the "duplex" m
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Pouch machinery fills versatility needs

Hf/f/s pouch equipment reduces material waste and ups speed for California Redi-Date. The contract packager plans to employ a similar machine to add versatility.
California Redi-Date employs zippers (inset) with an extra-wide offset flange that's said to provide an increased gripping area
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Contract packer 'zips' into stand-up pouches

Customers like Dole help contract packer California Redi-Date grow its stand-up pouch business. Resealable zippers work well with pouch-making equipment and provide easy opening and reclosing.