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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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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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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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Reclosure features dominate

Four FPA winners in the Packaging Excellence category are zippered pouches. A produce pack, a coffee carafe, and a shrink-sleeve label round out the category.
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Brand identity, design leverage

P& G's Torengos brand identity was created by Cincinnati-based international design consultancy Libby Perszyk Kathman. A first in the salted snack category, the new packaging shape with a handy resalable lid fits the chips to help keep them whole and unbroken.
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Diamond Packaging: Materials: OTC compliant cartons

Diamond Packaging (Rochester, NY) has introduced Design Relief™ cartons that address FDA-mandated OTC labeling requirements. One design features a foldout panel that is normally fastened to the carton exterior to promote brand identity, but can be easily opened by consumers.
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Xbox box has 'game'

The graphics design for the much anticipated mid-November debut of Microsoft's Xbox game console strikes a balance for hard-core gamers and mainstream consumers. After soliciting concepts from several firms, Redmond, WA-based Microsoft awarded the design work to SBI and Company (Salt Lake City, UT).

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