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Rfid-enabled packaging is a gold mine waiting to be tapped

Conferences, tradeshows, and seminars around the world continue to make the statement that embedding RFID in product packages is a great idea.
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Glidden puts on a fresh coat for contractors

A brand knows it has distinction when it is easily identifiable at a distance through its package design.
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Drug pedigree requirements for 2015: Is the pharmaceutical industry ready?

GS1 Healthcare U.S. to host workshops on 2015 readiness, and participants will experience the pharmaceutical supply chain of the future.
Spoonable sweetener. Spoonable, stackable, appealing on shelf, comfortable to the hand--these are just a few attributes designed
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Truvia goes spoonable in one sweet package

Now the third-leading sweetener in the sugar substitute category, Cargill’s Truvia brand adds a rigid container to its packaging formats.
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Less packaging, more impact for GSK's Os-Cal brand

GlaxoSmithKline revamps its calcium supplement packaging, resulting in a smaller footprint and a bigger shelf presence.
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Polypack Inc: Shrink film bubble wrap

New Bubble Packaging from Polypack is a shrink packaging solution with an internal bubble film that provides enhanced protection for fragile products throughout the distribution process.
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UPM Raflatac, Inc: Ultra-removable labelstocks

UPM Raflatac’s ultra-removable product range includes 5 paper and film labelstocks for news labeling, multipurpose labeling applications (book labeling, glass labeling, promotional items labeling and direct mail labels), page tab marking, and wall labeling.
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Polish distiller employs traditional packaging for premium vodka in U.S.

Relic bottle and tattered label used to launch Wódka, marketed as a premium rye vodka sold at an honest price.
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ConAgra Foods 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report celebrates successes, looks toward future goals

ConAgra Foods 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report celebrates successes, looks toward future goals
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Extended-text label spices up sales of seasoning blends

A new peel-back, three-panel label for a line of Club House brand One Step Seasoning Blends from McCormick Canada, Inc. has uncovered more than additional label space.
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Day-Glo Color Corporation: Specialty color effects

DayGlo Color’s unique specialty color effects include FDA-compliant pigments and FDA-approved polymeric colorants for direct food contact, dual-tone pearlescent pigments, and UV-reactive invisible inks. See them at PACK EXPO Booth #6545.  
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Perspectives on RFID in pharmaceuticals

RFID is a tool that can benefit pharmaceutical manufacturers from clinical trials through to the commercial supply chain.
COST REDUCTION. By using flexible-film bags, Clorox reduced packaging material weight by 80% and achieved other cost efficiencie
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Best of both worlds: Balancing sustainability with production savings

Our quarterly survey uncovers a trend: The right structure and graphics are important for package innovation, but ‘green’ materials and cost-consciousness are driving the equation.
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Flexible packaging sales revenue forecast to rise 3.4% this year

The Flexible Packaging Assn. predicts U.S. sales revenue to reach $27.3 billion this year. Also, raw materials pricing supplants the economy as the primary concern of survey respondents.
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High shelf impact for probiotic drinks

GoodBelly Splash, a new line of single-serve fruit-based, probiotic beverages from Next Foods, Boulder, CO, is being packaged in 10-oz HDPE bottles rendered highly shelf-attractive by eight-color flexo-printed, 360-deg shrink-sleeve labels from Printpack.

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