Food and Beverage

After filling, printed rollstock is perforated, cut and guided over the container before it enters the shrink tunnel. Perfecting
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Shaping new markets

Cacique pushes for mainstream acceptance of drinkable yogurt with a striking container design and vibrant full-body shrink label graphics.
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This diagram illustrates the flow of resin from dryer, to booster units, to preform molding, to preform conditioning, to blow m
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Single-stage is on stage at Coke plant

Coca-Cola Company's commitment to bringing consumers the packages they want has helped make this plant in Poland special. Integrated injection molding of PET preforms and stretch/blow molding of bottles was a first in the vast Coke empire.
Side by side, the true contour (right) has a convex label panel that requires a shrinkable label. The straight-wall contour (le
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Mexican Coke bottler gets in shape

Coca-Cola's 'true contour' PET bottle is a big success in several parts of Mexico. Promotora blow-molding plant decorates with a shrink label of OPP applied with glue.
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Mexican Coke bottler gets in shape (sidebar)

Where the markets are
The new water-based formula for WaterSeal Ultra allows the use of    pearlized blue HDPE containers, an F-style 1-gal jug and a
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Premium is as premium does

New Thompson's Ultra Water Seal employs pearlized HDPE containers and a variety of handsome labels to communicate the product's improvements.
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Heublein 'autographs' a clear winner

Decanter for Smirnoff vodka will lead retailers into the holiday season. Crystal-like bottle and stopper signal reuse with the Smirnoff signature in view. Most sales command a premium price.
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Beverage containers dominate DuPont awards

A flexible beverage container and a hot-filled, shelf-stable juice pouch stand out at the ninth annual DuPont awards competition. Environmental categories and international entries again prove distinctive.
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New fish inspection marks

Several inspection marks for fish package labeling were recently modified by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Don't go changing, FTC urged

As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reviews its environmental marketing guidelines for effectiveness, at least one trade group urged the regulatory agency to keep things the way they are.
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Moving more milk

How can packaging be changed to get people to drink more milk?
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USDA wants disclosure on poultry ingredients labeling

On November 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a final ruling requiring packagers of hot dogs, bologna, and sausage to be more forthcoming in the ingredients statement if their products contain chicken or turkey meat.
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No beefs with irradiation

Irradiated beef is not likely to affect sensory qualities such as color, flavor and texture, according to a new study conducted by the Kansas State University department of animal sciences and funded by the Beef Promotion and Research Board.
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Redesign brings recognition

The new look of Fleischmann's® Margarine clearly has some marketing appeal. Less apparent is how the Parsip-pany, NJ-based Fleischmann Co.'s switch to Scotch-ban FC-807 from 3M (St.
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Farmland pioneers half-gallon aseptic carton

Chocolate milk and Skim Plus will be the first two products to be marketed in Farmland Dairies' half-gallon aseptic carton with the unique combiTop® pour spout for easy opening and reclosing.
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Nabisco 'rolls' Grey Poupon collection

"One of the most ambitious undertakings in our company's history" is the phrase used to describe the rollout of 12 new gourmet products under the Grey Poupon brand name.
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Beer design evinces local flavor

While regional brewers can never compete with huge ad budgets of the majors, they can play the home town advantage. Vancouver Island Brewery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, did just this when it had prepress house Image Pac (Richmond, B.C., Canada) design new corrugated 6- and 12-pack boxes, introduced in January '95.
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Mayfield milks nostalgic design

Now that Coca-Cola has awakened marketers to the power of nostalgia with its retro-style plastic bottles for Coke and Sprite, nostalgic package design is extending to the dairy category, too.
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Packagers say systems up to date

The average packaging system is either state-of-the-art or comparable to the top 10% in its industry. So says a survey of 434 packagers conducted by Industry Insights for the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA).

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