Package Design

Closures

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Hip FLASQ is first U.S. wine brand in a can

Quick-chilling and shatterproof, FLASQ Wines in aluminum bottle cans provide new venue opportunities for wine sales.
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Berlin Pkg.: Diffuser pump in FDA-compliant resins

Berlin Packaging’s Diffuser Pump is designed for coffee and beverage syrups, flavorings, concentrates, marinades and more.
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Live from Interphex NY 2011: Day II

Packaging machinery, material developments merit attending trade shows such as Interphex.
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Healthcare Packaging conference program announced

The Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops event will be held Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ.

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