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These mock-ups of the Superga package were photographed without the label that describes the style, size and color of shoe.
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Turning the shoe industry on end

Italian shoemaker challenges packaging conventions by adopting a vertical gable-top package that resembles both a doctor's bag and a milk carton. Patented carton design offers environmental advantages in waste-conscious Europe.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Plymouth Printing Co., Inc. (Cranford, NJ) has been named a certified partner by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals Group, Wilmington, DE.
An operator applies an updated price code to a package by sending it past an ink-jet coder.
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What price flexibility?

Mexican pharmaceuticals maker Byk Gulden relies on ink-jet coding to react faster when economic conditions require price changes to already-marked packages.
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FDA Web updates

The Food and Drug Administration is making it easier to keep track of labeling changes for drugs by listing these changes on its MedWatch web site: http://www.
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Three's a charm for Freeman

The Beautiful Skin® line of skin care products from Freeman Cosmetics got another makeover this past winter. Marking its third redesign since its introduction in 1985, the eight tubed products of the 11-product line now include inverted dispensing with a custom-color cap, a more consistent brand logo, and an asymmetrical crimped end.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

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HDPE resin

Bottles made from Petrothene® LS 9020-46 HDPE resin from Millennium Petrochemicals Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) are said to have about three times the gloss and better crack resistance compared to bottles made with standard HDPE.
Mebane Packaging Group?s new eight-station ultraviolet flexo press (above right) produces near-offset quality reproduction for a
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UV flexo technology provides economic relief

Narrow-web UV flexo press allows folding carton converter Mebane Packaging to reduce costs, while it increases flexibility for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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Expopak lures a burgeoning market in Mexico

The market in Mexico for packaging is once again on the increase. So says Jorge Izquierdo, director of the Latin American office of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute.
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.

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