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Converters of wine labels took 10 out of the 53 annual awards presented by TLMI. Wineries, designers want labels they feel re
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Wine labels drink up awards

Recent competition honors labels used by wineries that realize the importance of presenting an appealing package to the consumer.
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Reynolds Metals: L-sealer

Model RM1622M Reynolon® L-Sealer from Reynolds Metals Co. (Richmond, VA) seals small items like reams of paper, software, CDs and cassettes with Reynolon Shrink Film or most other polyolefins.
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Whisky bottle gets dressed up

Hiram Walker is stretching the full-body shrink-sleeve boundaries with a promotional sleeve label for its Canadian Club whisky. The Greenwich, CT-based company's 750-mL glass bottles adorned in golf ball garb were released last June in Ontario, Canada, to commemorate Father's Day.
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New graphics please packager and its customer

"The consumer gets a better package and we benefit as well."That's how Beaverton Foods' chief executive officer Bill Small describes his firm's recent switch from screen-printed glass jars to jars deco-rated with full-body shrink-sleeve labels for 16 varieties of Inglehoffer brand condiments.
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Drug labeling for kids

FDA has issued new labeling rules designed to clarify drug dosage for children. Labels for drugs frequently prescribed in pediatric cases must contain appropriate dosages for children.
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Label invites an escape to the islands

The new labels on bottles of Lemon Bay Virgin Island rum are as vibrant as the Virgin Islands themselves. Bottled for Owensboro, KY-based Barton Brands, Lemon Bay is a new citrus rum designed to compete with Bacardi Lim*n.
Neways is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care and nutritional supplement products. Its new labelers operate at sp
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Labelers deliver quick changeover

Neways' p-s labeling equipment accommodates a wide variety of containers, speeds product changeover by 30% and reduces rejects ten-fold.
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Snappy new labels update Snapple bottles

For its 32-oz bottles of Snapple sold in convenience stores, Triarc Beverage needed a tough label with better water resistance than the paper or paper/film laminations it was using.
Consumers can easily tear off Silver Blue?s induction seal and throw it away. A foam liner inside the closure further protects t
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Silver cleaner polishes its look

Silver Blue's complete overhaul eliminates leakage and breakage while improving esthetics.
Black-suited bodyguards (left) are a highly visible component in Karlsberg?s efforts to promote its 12;2-L plastic bottle. Poin
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Brewers pouring into plastic

Brewers around the world have been on the fence about plastic bottles. Suddenly they're commercializing a variety of plastic barrier structures.
Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
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Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Shrink bander, jar labeler contribute to line speed, ease
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Tharo Systems, Inc: Labeling software

Tharo Systems, Inc. (Brunswick, OH) has released EasyLabel Version 2.1 for Microsoft Windows, a product identification and bar-code labeling software package.
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Shrink sleeve invigorates glass bottle

SmithKline Beecham's Lucozade, a popular energy drink sold in the U.K. and Ireland, recently received a dramatic packaging makeover intended to better convey the intense burst of flavor found inside the glass bottle.
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Aseptic PE/EVOH/PE bottles hold shelf-stable infant formula

Infant formula isn't a category where you normally find a lot of packaging innovation. But this summer has brought us two interesting packaging advances in the "mother's milk" replacement business.

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