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June 11, 2014
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Labeling Playbook
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June 2014
Cover Story
Shrink-sleeve label is a hit with kids
Package: New line of zero-calorie beverages aimed at kids takes full advantage of Disney-licensed graphics, which spring to life thanks to special PETG label material and VSOP offset printing.
Lead Off
25 peeks at interpack
Feature: So many innovations came out of interpack 2014, who has time for paragraph breaks?
What's New
Sip on this: single-serve pouched wine debuts
Package: Millennials looking for a new BYOW alternative for single-serve wine consumption can now select from among four varieties of single-serve wine in a 187-mL flexible spouted pouch.
What's New
Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs
Machine: Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
Legal Side
Food reports still here, getting tougher
Feature: Let’s say you package food, and you suspect contamination of food by dangerous bacteria has occurred.
Academic Angle
Your line is watching you
Feature: You’re co-packing drink mix stick-packs in sixteen different flavors.
Greener Package
Foodservice packaging recycling myths dispelled
Feature: A survey of 700 material recovery facilities uncovers those factors affecting the acceptance of foodservice packaging.
Packaging printed micro optically
Package: A patented new printing technology produces an appearance of three dimensionality so convincing that consumers can’t help but be drawn to this most unusual label.
Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing
Machine: Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
'Swing' to thermal transfer printing
Machine: Pouched meat packer saves time and improves print quality and consistency.
Unilever’s aluminum container snags DuPont Diamond Award for 2014
Feature: While six of this year’s Gold Awards involved plastic packaging, the winner of the Diamond Award is an impact-extruded aluminum can for a Unilever aerosol product.
Cool Chain Europe: Quality, cost, compliance
Feature: More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics professionals share best practices in Luxembourg.
Shelf Impact
Ready, (re)aim, fire: Targeting new audiences through package design
Feature: Mom is no longer the only consumer shopping the retail aisle. Changing consumer demographics mean brand owners must rethink their packaging to hit a new bull’s-eye.
Shelf Impact
Beech-Nut becomes a disruptive force in baby food
Package: Totally reformulating its products and packaging, Beech-Nut launches a 100% natural baby food in custom glass jars that let the fresh product recipes speak for themselves.
New flow-wrap system doubles cracker-packing speeds
Machine: A new horizontal flow-wrap system for growing Argentinian cracker producer Bagley gently handles product while increasing packaging speeds from 80 to 212 packs/min.
Simple truths, succinctly stated = clean label transparency
Feature: Talk about clean label transparency!
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