Package Design

Closures

Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Sealed with a miss

When induction seals are defective, a brand-owner needs knowledge and insight to solve the problem.
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Materials Product Brief
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Airless dispensing for new product formulations

Rexam’s Nea Airless dispenser combines formula preservation, design flexibility, production efficiency, on-shelf appeal, and smooth actuation.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Induction sealing requires coordination

There are too many variables to keep a lid on, unless all parties are kept in the loop.
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Malt-O-Meal launches 'Bag The Box' campaign

Cereal maker, with five product families in flexible packaging, uses new Web site to encourage consumers to switch to cereal brands that ‘Bag The Box.’
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Know when to fold 'em

The folding carton ushered in the modern packaging age and remains a diverse option for many product categories.
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Package Case Study
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New hook reclosure for dried fruit pack

Mariani Packing Co. of Vacaville, CA, has introduced Touch Lock, a micro-hook closure system that allows consumers to simply touch to lock and close their bag of dried fruit.
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Custom bottle, closure shape Dial's entry into lotions

The category is crowded, with a lot of ‘me-too’ packaging. The gentle curves on Dial NutriSkin’s bottle and closure provide both findability and functional benefits.
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New easy-open lid for glass jars

A new innovation for glass jar lids is set to bring welcome relief to anyone who relies on dish towels, hot water, or a strong partner when faced with opening a jar of their favourite preserve.
Materials Product Brief
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Square bottles with beveled corners

Beveled Square Collection of HDPE bottles are lightweight and unbreakable, for moisturizers, body lotions, suntan, and other skin-care products.
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Define confidential information to avoid ambiguity

 There are a number of ways that contract packaging service buyers and providers can keep confidential information private, and one of them is a nondisclosure agreement (NDA). These agreements are designed to preclude harmful disclosure of confidential information. A nondisclosure agreement is not one-size-fits-all; it requires an analysis of the business at issue and a strategy tailored to that business.
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Identify and protect confidential information

From proprietary formulas to production processes to marketing strategies, both service buyers and sellers have critical assets that need protection to preserve value.
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U.S. pharma packaging market to grow 5.5% annually through 2014

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) will increase 5.5% annually to $18.4 billion in 2014, according to a Freedonia Group Inc. report on pharmaceutical packaging prospects.
Package Case Study
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Bottle made of OCC and ONP

Holding 50 oz of laundry detergent, this molded-pulp bottle—recyclable and compostable—is actually a shell with a LDPE liner inside that holds the product.
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Focus on machine flexibility

A bottler and distributor for The Coca-Cola Co., Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company United must be flexible enough to quickly adapt to Coca-Cola’s frequent packaging changes and new introductions. Here, the bottler’s operations manager, Michael Lurker, talks about some of these challenges as they relate to packaging equipment.
Materials Product Brief
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AptarGroup, Inc: Recyclable silicone valve

The Swimming Silicone® valve from Aptar Food + Beverage is an FDA-approved, recycle-friendly valve for the food and beverage markets.

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