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December 2012

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Lead Off

  With this issue, we heartily welcome Ben Miyares back into our editorial fold.

What's New

  New carton for Elizabeth Arden's Sunflowers fragrance uses multiple printing techniques requiring strict color maintenance and tight registration during converting.

Academic Angle

  What if you picked up a package and it knew you?

Legal Side

  Did that California Proposition 37 pass?

Greener Package

  Group publishes interactive, Web-based knowledge maps that compile packaging data by type across all phases of the recovery system.

  Versatility and higher speeds are the two key benefits enjoyed by this Italian contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical products since two new packaging lines were installed.

  Microinfusor patch injector aims to allow patients to treat diseases at home in an effort to cut healthcare costs and improve patient adherence.

  Carolina Beverage Group has plenty of expertise in canning energy drinks, teas, and juice-based beverages. Now it's become something of an expert in print-and-apply labelers, too.

Cover Story

  Snack food maker Utz Quality Foods, Inc. takes a minimalist approach to multipacking single-serve potato chip packs with a brick-shaped format that displays beautifully in the store.

  Now retiring from the Michigan State School of Packaging after 34 years, Dr. Bruce Harte talks with Brian Wagner about the packaging highlights he's seen and about his thoughts on the future.

Shelf Impact

  Fourth-quarter survey rewards packages in the home and garden market that use advanced technology platforms and facilitate new ways of interacting with products. .

Shelf Impact

  The most effective style guides clearly demonstrate how a brand's visual design assets can be incorporated, regardless of product category needs, without stifling innovation.

Shelf Impact

  Sabra Dipping Company attributes the extraordinary growth of its hummus brand to its category-changing package design.

  VF/F/S and weigh-scale system targets foodservice markets Fresh-cut produce specialist and wholesale distributor J&J Distributing installs new packaging line to expand customer base.

  Tomato and cucumber packer EuroFresh Farms uses cost-efficient, seamless software solution to link its 30 bar-code printers to a new enterprise resource planning system.

  What do you get when you deploy 92 servo motors on a tube-filling machine? At Norden, a part of the Coesia Group, you get a machine that fills 850 toothpaste tubes/min.

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