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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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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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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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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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Quadraxis: Software corrects shrink sleeve artwork

Quadraxis’ Sleeve3D Software corrects artwork distortions on shrink and stretch sleeves using the graphic edition software Pigmentz, a 3D Model texturizing software, and an anamorphous calculation offer for the sleeve.
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C-P Flexible Packaging: Shrink sleeve doubles label space

The XT720 shrink-sleeve from C-P Flexible Packaging provides 100% more printable area by creating a peel-away outer label, expanding available space from the traditional 360° to a complete 720°.
SIDE SEALING. Replacing traditional hot-wire sealers is a proprietary low-heat sealing system that virtually eliminates resin bu
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Shrink-wrapped packs serve floor sample converter

Sierra Group increases line speed 400%, reduces material costs 40%, and eliminates 1 million corrugated cases with transition to shrink packaging for its flooring samples.

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