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Nurse panel
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HealthPack headed to Dublin

A taste of Europe flavored opening day at HealthPack 2012 in Albuquerque. Meanwhile, the medical device community and nurses worked to open the lines of communication to address longstanding packaging concerns.
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Replacing rigid plastic lids with peelable foil makes for easy opening.
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Designing for the senior demographic

With birthrates falling and the senior demographic growing substantially across the globe, marketers and retailers need to evaluate their offerings to ensure they are accommodating this powerful purchasing group.
Ceethree's iO all-natural energy drink
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Beverage packs quench thirst for innovation

Survey of beverage packaging suggests that the big winners in design approach innovation from a holistic perspective.
Glass shaker bottle serves up low-calorie cocktails.
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Q-1 2012 Innovation Survey

Following are descriptions and images of the 20 packages that were selected for the First Quarter 2012 Shelf Impact!/Dragon Rouge Innovation Survey. With a focus on beverages, the packages include 10 alcoholic and 10 non-alcoholic products.
Gas injection process is central to the Micropast technology.
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New technology for pasteurization

The DLG German Agricultural Society (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft) will present a Gold medal to a novel technology for in-pack pasteurization at the upcoming International FoodTec award ceremony.
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Clever combo kit extends Kraft cheese's reach

Convenience, taste, and freshness are the key qualities emphasized in packaging for Kraft Food’s new line of Fresh Take meal solutions in six varieties.
There is a unique combination of properties in the multilayer coextrusion.
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Protective packaging cuts waste and cost

A multilayer blown coextrusion with Surlyn at the core is the key to keeping a high-gloss, thermoplastic washing machine door ‘bezel’ from getting scratched.
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Sweet-pepper glaze in 32-oz PET bottle ideal for club-store use

Move to decanter-style, lightweight PET bottle by Heritage Family Specialty Foods for its sweet-pepper glaze provides entry into club-store market segment.
The cooler grow tray has a 21 x 21-in. standard-size base and lid.
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Thermoformed tray enables crop waste-based packaging

Design of new thermoformed ‘grow trays’ enables optimized manufacturing of coolers made from Ecovative’s mushroom-root and crop-waste packaging material.
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Higher-barrier plastics will help grow flexible packaging market

Flexible packaging benefits from a widening range of new products being developed by brand owners in an increasingly competitive consumer marketplace.
The air-filled handle provides a good grip.
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Chinese dairy introduces a new kind of aseptic pouch

Aimed at young people constantly on the lookout for the next cool thing, Ecolean Air Aseptic is a single-serve pouch that makes some strong environmental claims.
Custom-designed bathroom components, can be delivered in super-strong packaging.
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Bathroom in a box

Shipper packaging for all-in-one customized, prefab bathroom components exhibits extra-added structural integrity to ensure intact product delivery.
The unique patented ‘trapped clamshell’.
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AT&T is sweet on sugarcane-based thermoform

Renewable-resource film to be used in the thermoformed part of the clamshell package in which AT&T merchandises more than 300 SKUs of its wireless accessories products.
An authentic blister pack is shown at left, a counterfeit version at right.
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Fighting fakes: a never-ending battle

Internet purchasing and global sourcing add complexity to anti-counterfeiting efforts throughout the supply chain.
Sunkist pouch first
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Sunkist’s pouch tops Healthcare Packaging’s top 10 in 2011

Package innovation, trends, regulations, and track-and-trace issues pique reader interest.

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