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Future shock (sidebar)

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Pouched beverages pour into global markets (sidebar)

While it contains no liquid, Quaker Oats' new "dual pack" for its 100% Natural Granola is bound to make waves in the cold cereal category.
3M?s Global Packaging Initiative Task Force hopes that its newly implemented Global Shipping Container Labeling Standards will b
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Shipper strategies for a global marketplace

How do packagers handle shippers that must be suitable for markets around the world? 3M says standardize on labels, while Hewlett-Packard likes packaging postponement.
Just ahead of the labeler, air knives (above) dry the bottles to make them more receptive to the labels. The rotary cold-glue l
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Craft brewer launches bottles for retail

Toronto specialty on-premise brewer parlays recent developments in filling, capping and labeling machines to install a bottling line in its very own basement.
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Eat-in tray for single-serve cereal

Spotted by PW editors at the recent Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago was a 1.7-oz microwavable single-serve paperboard tray with integral lid for hot cereal from Nature's Path Foods, Delta, British Columbia, Canada.
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Future shock

Leading packagers chart a course into the 21st century of packaging technology.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Drug & Pharmaceutical category
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New York Nails struts with style in aluminum container

A two-piece brushed aluminum container spurs sales of a new nail-care kit sold to professional beauty salons.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

Additional NACD award winners:Food category
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Hair volumizers launch in brushed aluminum

A unique aerosol can with a brushed aluminum finish and complementary oversized aluminum overcap is providing an upscale look for Minneapolis, MN-based Regis Corp.'s Volum hair volumizer product line.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: Small frame capper

U.S. Bottlers Machinery (Charlotte, NC) has introduced a 14"-pitch-dia rotary capper. Designed for smaller containers such as those used in pharmaceutical, food and chemical applications, it can reach speeds to 250 bottles/min.
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Water bottling line completed by farmer (sidebar)

Making do
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Water bottling line completed by farmer (sidebar)

Selecting containers
In the final station of the intermittent-motion capper (far left), a load cell senses if torque is too low so that the bottle ca
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Torpharm aims to lead in generic drugs

Apotex creates an entirely new division to pack generic drugs for the U.S. The new facility's first packaging line is a model of efficiency and sanitation.
Labels of the five wines below were winners of recent competitions sponsored by the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute and
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A good year for wine labels

Reflecting a surge in the wine industry, wine labels take precedence at recent awards competitions.

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