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A full-body shrink sleeve label on Sun-Maid Raisins brings packaging security in the form of tamper evidence.
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Packaging security: in-store measures remain essential

Responding to retailer needs, clamshell blisters answer theft threats. Yet some packagers look for less costly alternatives.
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American Pharmaceutical Partners packages its hospital-injectable drugs in vials as small as 2 mL, so it had to substantially re
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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Packaging Services Expo 2005 announced

WEB EXCUSIVE: Tarsus Group plc has announced the launch of Packaging Services Expo (PSE) - an event for contract and packaging solutions.
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Retort pouches: Hottest packaging market?

A new study and a conference presentation concur: Retort packs are thriving and poised for growth.
Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Front-and-back labeler

Model CP 1000 front-and-back labeler from Universal Labeling Systems has a multi-level menu system that separates the operator interface from the set-up program by use of password for added production security.
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Outsourcing to CPs grows

The use of contract packagers expands, according to a survey of 200 representatives of end users. Satisfaction with service has improved.
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Outsourcing, the 'dirty' word of '04?

Just imagine how explosive the political debate over outsourcing would be if U.S. manufacturers didn’t enjoy easy access to such a well-developed and technically proficient network of domestic contract packaging companies?
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
Our Italian Packaging \"Magical Mystery Tour\" bus, a 15-passenger Mercedes van, held a contingent of six editors, one salesman,
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Rx packaging: The view from Italy

Join Packaging World's Technical Editor Rick Lingle in a recap of an early March tour of pharmaceutical companies in Italy’s "Packaging Valley."
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Cameron Holdings acquires Span Contract Packaging

Cameron Holdings Corp. purchased Span Contract Packaging, a contract packager for the pharmaceutical, consumer products, healthcare, cosmetic, and nutraceutical industries.
Black Box Wine's  3-L \"tower\" shape is unique among bag-in-box wines. More varietals have been added to the Chardonnay, which
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Boxed wine aims high

Walnut Creek, CA-based marketer Black Box Wines introduced last year a 2001 Napa Valley Chardonnay in 3-L bag-in-box packaging that it calls America's first super-premium boxed wine.
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Club store packaging and beyond

Written by Jim Peters and published by Packaging Strategies, a recent report analyzes key tactics used by high-volume retailers. Here is the Executive Summary.
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Companies

Pactiv (Lake Forest, IL) will purchase the plastic packaging assets of Rock-Tenn Co.
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Packaging in the U.K. and beyond (Part 2)

21st-century packaging machinery trends (Part 2 of a 6-part series)
Arnie Orloski, Jr., Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
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PEF elects 'Class of 2003' Packaging Hall of Famers

Members of the Packaging Education Forum (PEF) elected Arnie Orloski Jr. (shown), William E. Archibald, William R. Armstrong, and Richard G. Lee into the Packaging Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
EAS has also developed special merchandisers for several of the new products that are sold through health food outlets.
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EAS and partners show container dexterity (sidebar)

How EAS cuts time

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