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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSORS October 26, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

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Here's a crash course on the importance of university programs to packaging.

Aluminum can recycling rate highest in a decade

Aluminum Week, Sept. 12-15, will 'Celebrate Sustainability' with good news during the association's 78th annual meeting.....

Marketing mussels with a microwave boost

Fresh mussels have a short shelf life and aren't easy to prepare at home. Microwave pasteurization addresses these issues and provides a 21-day refrigerated shelf life. ...

Consumer value critical in mobile marketing success

Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen tremendous growth in the use of interactive mobile marketing technologies to connect savvy consumer brands with their increasingly mobile-enabled consumers....

Social media: A communications revolution causes a packaging evolution

For better or worse, social media is changing the face of packaging....

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What gives some package designs their edge? Is it their quirkiness? Their rule-breaking formats? Sarah Williams creative director of Beardwood & Co. attempts to answer these questions while presenting some examples of successful packages with an edge.

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