There isn't enough space in this column to detail all the emerging technologies with the potential to help you accomplish these tasks. The editorial and advertising pages of this issue are full of new practical and proven packaging ideas. A careful reading will certainly give you a sense of packaging's diversity and the infinite inventiveness of packagers and the vendors who serve them. In our recent travels however we've come across four new ideas (new to us anyway) that could give your company--or your competition--an edge in the marketplace. Here pretty much in the order we discovered them are the concepts. If you'd like to explore these ideas further e-mail me at the address below for contact information.