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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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Latvian sauces get new tops

Spilva, Riga, Latvia, has increased sales of its popular sauces and salad dressings since it switched to distinctive bright red 38-mm medium-twist-button steel closures from Closures Europe, a Paris subsidiary of Crown Holdings, parent of Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA).
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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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J.L.Clark upgrades to computer-to-plate

J.L.Clark (Rockford, IL), a manufacturer in the fields of metal decoration and fabrication as well as plastic injection molding, now offers in-house computer-to-plate (CTP) technology.
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Flexible packaging and labeling winners unwrapped

During Pack Expo, ExxonMobil Chemical (Macedon, NY) recognized excellence and innovation in flexible packaging and labeling at its 16th annual Golden Mummy and Pyramid Awards ceremony, held November 5 in Chicago. There was a total of seven winners.
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Ropak Packaging: Clear containers

Ropak Packaging (Fullerton, CA) has made its line of clear containers available in a full range of tinted colors for enhanced shelf impact and consumer appeal.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards

Packaging World highlights the Best of Show winner, the 3M Integrity winner, and the 35 AmeriStar winners of The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) 2002 AmeriStar Awards.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Polar Ice earns design award

The Glass Packaging Institute honored Corby Distilleries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with the 2002 Packaging Design Clear Choice award for Corby’s Polar Ice vodka brand.
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
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Redesign quenches 'Dry' package

Made-over Canada Dry ginger ales, mixers, and sparkling wines hit consumer shelves.
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International Paper: Linerboard

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has launched Ultra BriteTop™, a premium white-top linerboard with an enhanced printing surface designed for consumer marketers.
Carole Schiller, awards, events and certification manager
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Can IoPP strengthen its chapters? (sidebar)

Member certification: Strengthening and promoting

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