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This image shows surgical devices in an operating room theater.
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Medtronic employs ethnographic research for new package

HealthPack 2015: Using ethnographic research leads to the development of medical device packaging.
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MaxStick Products: Adhesive labels
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MaxStick Products: Adhesive labels

MaxStick Spectrum Packaging offers all seven colors of liner-free labels in one carton
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Uncoated recycled board for digital presses

Sonoco’s EcoTect becomes first uncoated recycled board to be certified for HP Indigo specifications.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
MULTIFACETED REDESIGN.  The new clamshell package for Hypertherm’s consumables offers a more compact footprint, with 20% less material, and a more consistent, cleaner brand appearance on shelf.
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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign

Hypertherm redesigns packaging for 220 SKUs of metal-cutting consumables for a more environmentally friendly clamshell that protects against product counterfeiting.
Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
Innovative package design dazzles for LIQS rollout.
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Innovative package design dazzles for LIQS rollout

Recyclable polystyrene shot glass with colorful graphic bursts aims to attract sophisticated millennial consumers.
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Eco Friendly vodka goes from glass to PET

Custom 1.75-L PET bottle for McCormick’s Eco Friendly 360 Vodka offers lighter weight with glass-like appearance, and is first to feature a swing-top closure.
MedicEcoslide
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Information Mediary, Keystone introduce electronic compliance-monitoring blister pack

Package contains electronics that collect and report accurate dosing event data; well suited for clinical trials.
New 4”-wide square polypropylene tub.
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Smart Balance gets square

In May 2013, Smart Balance, a division of Boulder Brands, Boulder, CO, began market introduction of redesigned packaging for all of its 13 popular, heart-healthier buttery spread products.
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PCR PET is central to OtterBox redesign

The outer carton boasts a ‘beautiful opaque yellow’ while the inner tray that holds the cell phone protector is made of up to 100% post-consumer recycled PET.
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Patient adherence goals drive Walmart's new compliance pack launch

Walmart and Sam’s 4,600 pharmacies add new sustainable calendar-style packs for select scripts in an effort to improve patient adherence to drug regimens.
Materials out of the box
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Wanted: Suppliers offering packaging material innovation and expertise

Hard-pressed to do more with less, manufacturers rely on suppliers with industry knowledge, with an eye on sustainability and validated processes.
OFF THE SHELF: Beer variety pack brews multiple advantages
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OFF THE SHELF: Beer variety pack brews multiple advantages

For its Widmer Brothers beers, the Craft Brew Alliance uses a new variety-pack box that reveals up to four different 22-oz glass bottle brands inside, providing marketing differentiation and materials savings.
Xango PET
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Xango moves to PET for nutritional supplement beverage

Switch from glass to plastic provides economic and sustainable packaging advantages for its Xango Juice.
Planters container
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Planters, Sonoco partner for sustainability

Glass-to-plastic switch reduces weight of packaging and the number of trucks to distribute product.

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