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Feet on a mock clamshell blister for the Crayola Color Wonder Activity kit allow it to stand up on the store shelf. The retailer
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Finger paint kit 'stands up' at retailer's command (sidebar)

Not only do packagers have to develop packages for specific distribution channels. Increasingly, they have to develop packages for specific retailers.
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IoPP awards 2004 AmeriStars

Packages from Bissell Homecare and Frito-Lay earned top awards in the Naperville, IL-based Institute of Packaging Professionals 2004 AmeriStar Awards that honor technology and innovation.
A full-body shrink sleeve label on Sun-Maid Raisins brings packaging security in the form of tamper evidence.
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Packaging security: in-store measures remain essential

Responding to retailer needs, clamshell blisters answer theft threats. Yet some packagers look for less costly alternatives.
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Cal Poly: Coffee singles can

This theoretical development from Cal Poly packaging students centers on a welded can containing individual filter packs of instant coffee.
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Tubed Products: Oval plastic tubes

Two new oval plastic tubes now available from Tubed Products measure 13 1/4” and 2” in dia, with capacities ranging from 2.6 oz to 8.5 fl oz. Smooth or matte flip-top oval dispensing closures are registered to the graphics on the tube.
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
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RFID and other coming events

Below you will find a short list of what’s ahead for June conferences, symposiums, and trade shows.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Club store packaging and beyond

Written by Jim Peters and published by Packaging Strategies, a recent report analyzes key tactics used by high-volume retailers. Here is the Executive Summary.
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Clear Choice Awards announced by Glass Packaging Institute

Beer: Anheuser World Select Lager Beer; Owens-Illinois Glass Containers, www.o-i.com.
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Golden Mummy winners

Kraft Macaroni and CheeseKraft Food and Cello FoilKraft Foods recently changed the packaging format for its 12 and 15-pack bundles by replacing a shrink film, to improve appearance and eliminate loading problems due to skewed bundles, with ExxonMobil Chemical’s Bicor® AB-X film.
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A grateful label design

Wine packager, Allied Domecq Wines recently turned to Michael Osborne Design to create new packaging for its J.Garcia Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot wines.
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'Liberty' can flies for Folgers

As America celebrated its birthday this summer, Procter & Gamble launched a limited-edition "Liberty Collector’s Can" that holds 39 oz of ground coffee. The can is just now phasing out of the market.
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New labeling, inspection gear at prize-winning water bottler

A switch to glue-applied roll-fed labeling and automatic fill-level inspection are the latest improvements at Mountain Valley Spring Co.
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O. Berk Company: O. Berk Company: O. Berk Company: Oriented PET bottles

The Cosmetic Packaging Group, a div. of O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ), offers the Jefferson Line of oriented PET bottles. This colorful and striking alternative to glass delivers a great shelf presence for spa, cosmetic and personal care products, company says.

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