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Mebane Packaging Group, a Westvaco Corp.: Extended content carton

Westvaco (New York, NY) has designed the ECC™ (extended content carton) to accommodate new FDA labeling requirements while preserving billboard space.
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Controlled gas permeation

Apio's new 7-item line of 12-oz packages of fresh-cut vegetables incorporates the Intellipac™ patch to yield a 17-day shelf life. Tailored to the particular veggie mix, the patch optimizes oxygen ingress and carbon dioxide egress according to prevailing temperatures. Shipping is made iceless.
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The softer side of Unilever

Just reaching store shelves nationwide is a redesigned package for 100-oz Whisk, All and Surf laundry detergent brands from Greenwich, CT-based Unilever.
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Paintball packs aim to protect

When Plymouth, MN-based Palco Marketing decided to change the packaging for its water-based paintballs, it teamed with Brookdale Plastics (Plymouth, MN) to create a package that would not only grab the attention of consumers, but also better protect the delicate paintballs.
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Cookie appeal

In order to broaden its market from the East Coast to the entire U.S., Richmond, VA-based Kathleen’s Bake Shop enlisted the help of Beatley Gravitt Communications (Richmond, VA).
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Got graphics?

In a recent packaging redesign of its Kemps-brand dairy products, Minneapolis, MN-based Marigold Foods decided to keep the trademark cow image that has defined the brand for years.
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Fazer introduces packaging twist

Before introducing its Fazer silver line of individually wrapped chocolate candies earlier this year, Helsinki, Finland-based Fazer Confectionery evaluated more than 20 different design concepts.
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Graphics make poultry pack sizzle

Gerber’s Poultry, a chicken marketer in Kidron, OH, gave its packaging a strong shot of consumer appeal last March when it began using a printed film tightly shrunk over its foam trays of chicken sold at retail.
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Canisters to rev up sales

Honeywell Consumer Products Group broke with tradition and selected what it calls a first-for-the-category composite can to package its FRAM® X2™ Extended Guard Oil Filters.
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'Bottle can' springs from two new technologies

Daiwa Can Co. has created a uniquely hybrid package with its aluminum ‘bottle can.’ A lamination of PET film to aluminum replaces conventional coil coatings.
Although the lightweight, thin-walled bottle requires gentler handling than the glass bottles that Sapporo is accustomed to fill
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Sapporo turns heads with 'Shot Bottle'

It’s part can and part bottle, and marketers at Sapporo Breweries believe this reclosable aluminum bottle will bring new excitement to a premium brand of beer.
Nabisco's Mini Chips Ahoy! cookie rollout represents the company's most substantial "initiative" into the stand-up pouch.
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Stand-up pouches push the retail envelope

Nabisco rolls out Mini Chips Ahoy! cookies in a resealable stand-up pouch while Patrick Cudahy uses a pouch for frozen, precooked meats. And in Ecuador, an integral straw helps kids sip fruit drinks from a stand-up pouch.
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Colorful containers draw consumers

When Chicago-based Helene Curtis, a div. of Unilever Home and Personal Care, added new products to its popular Suave® hair care line in January 1999, it turned to Clariant Masterbatches Div.
Finished packaged product (below) as it comes off the turntable of an RF sealer (bottom left).
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Blister pack is clearly 'key' to adapter visibility

New thermoformed clear vinyl package improves shelf presence, while it lowers costs for Keyspan adapters.
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Innovative blister package

Appropriate for pharmaceuticals, OTC drugs and nutrition supplements, Dosepak™ contains 3 main design elements: an outer carton, a fold-over inner blister card, and a senior-friendly, yet child-resistant, locking feature.

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