Package Design

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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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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Bio-based polymer for produce

Bologna, Italy-based Ilip announces it is designing and manufacturing packaging for fresh produce using NatureWorks PLA from Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN).
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Staples renews environmental commitment

Mark Buckley, new vice president of environmental affairs for Staples, the office supply outlet, has renewed his company’s commitment to use more recycled content in its products.
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Stonyfield Farm blows its cover

Stonyfield Farm, the Londonderry, NH-based organic yogurt manufacturer, replaced the plastic lid and plastic inner seal on its 6- and 8-oz cups with a durable foil seal at the end of December 2002.
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Going 'green' globally

A new report on environmentally responsive label copy is now available from Raymond Communications, College Park, MD. “Green labeling: A global guide for marketers in the new millennium,” covers both voluntary and mandatory eco-label copy in the United States and around the world.
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Sony uses corn-based resin for blisters

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Sony Pacific debuted a blister package for a portable radio that incorporates the corn-based resin NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow LLC (Minnetonka, MN).
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Australian canmaker tests polymer-coated steel

Amcor, the largest supplier of beverage and aerosol cans in Australia, has begun tests of a new polymer-coated tin-free steel for beverage cans, says Walter Gross, a spokesman for Amcor Australasia, Camberwell, Victoria.
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National Adhesives: Adhesives

A family of waterborne, pressure-sensitive adhesives from National Adhesives (Bridgewater, NJ) provides optical clarity and resists water and humidity.
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Technology to take us forward

What are today’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the packaging field saying about packaging technology of the future?
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 4)

Bellows Nasal WashBest of Category: Pharmaceutical/Drug The bellows feature molded in the side of the package makes it much easier to use this nasal wash product than other similar products.
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IOPP 2002 AmeriStar Awards (Continued 3)

Terro Outdoor Ant KillerBest of Category: Outdoor & Gardening Senoret Chemical Co.'s Terro Outdoor Ant Killer is the first application of the stand-up, ShakerPAK dispensing pouch with handles.

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