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Sponsor: WS Packaging Group Inc. February 1, 2013 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Customized RFID solution combats product diversion for tanning products manufacturer >>

Product diversion threatened to damage the integrity of New Sunshine’s Designer Skin® brand and jeopardized the safety of end-users. To combat the problem, WS Packaging developed a full chain-of-custody solution, incorporating RFID technology into the product packaging without intruding on the design.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

WebFlex™ web-based tool helps streamline SKU proliferation for Gilchrist & Soames® >>

WebFlex™—online ordering, proofing and graphics assets management system developed by WS Packaging Group—helps simplify the label development and production process for personal care manufacturer Gilchrist & Soames®. The company has seen improved productivity, purchasing decisions and consistency between product lines.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

New FDA rules for OTC sunscreen products mean changes to brand packaging and labels >>

The U.S. FDA has issued a final rule for labeling and effectiveness testing for over-the-counter sunscreen products. Extended-text labels from WS Packaging Group offer a solution to health and beauty companies who still need to adjust their products, packaging and label designs to meet the new requirements.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

Packaging drives Naturopathica® re-branding effort >>

Naturopathica® executes a new packaging strategy with digital and litho printing, and extended-text labeling. The re-branding effort for the ECOCERT-certified beauty products line is built on strong graphics cues and includes bilingual copy. Products are more visually defined, creating an easy-to-navigate line.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

On-pack coupon opens door of opportunity for small package >>

With space at a premium, GlaxoSmithKline wanted to use an on-pack coupon to promote the product attributes of its Aquafresh® toothbrushes without covering existing copy. WS Packaging developed a solution to overcome the application challenges of the package size and shape, resulting in the first IRC for toothbrushes.

WS Packaging Group Inc.


Two new lines at contract pharma manufacturer = greater versatility, productivity

In the world of contract manufacturing and packaging, versatility and ease of changeover go a long way. Just ask the folks at Doppel Farmaceutici, the pharmaceutical contract packaging powerhouse located just south of Milan, Italy. Recent installations at Doppel’s plant in Cortemaggiore, Italy, have brought tremendous advantages. A new line for filling liquids into high-density polyethylene bottles is a perfect example.

Innovative reservoir cap keeps vitamins fresh in new energy drink

Company delivers spring water with a bite: VBlast Gator Pit Energy Formula provides energy-enhancing ingredients in a custom cap that dispenses its contents when turned...

Nestlé reveals the math and science of sustainability

Some smart tools and a 20-year commitment to green ideals results in benefits that range from lightweighting, recycling, and bioplastics, to a smaller global carbon footprint...

Versatile metal detector serves eight lines at Sun-Pac

Machine is moveable between eight different packaging lines for this contract packager of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements...

Learn the latest OMAC committee news

A recent meeting of the OMAC Packaging Working Group’s PackML and PackSpec committees concentrates on clarifying and simplifying its standard to bolster increased acceptance and use of the standard by OEMs and end users...

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