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Nair hair remover in an easy-open clamshell
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Nair hair remover in an easy-open clamshell

Anne Marie Mohan examines a Nair brand hair remover product from Church & Dwight whose primary package has ergonomics written all over it and whose secondary package is a clear plastic clamshell with notable easy-open features.
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OFF THE SHELF: Innovative approaches to packaging tomatoes
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OFF THE SHELF: Innovative approaches to packaging tomatoes

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at some unusual and clever takes on tomato packaging that come from Mastronardi Produce of Canada.
OFF THE SHELF: Lip balm packaging has really changed
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OFF THE SHELF: Lip balm packaging has really changed

Anne Marie Mohan--our own little Susie Chapstick--takes a look at how many widely varying packaging formats now exist for lip balm.
Off The Shelf: Pharma packaging is simplified
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Off The Shelf: Pharma packaging is simplified

Jim Butschli takes a look at how a company called Help Remedies is doing what it can to simplify the packaging it uses.
OFF THE SHELF: Convenience shapes fried onions and tomato packs
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OFF THE SHELF: Convenience shapes fried onions and tomato packs

French's French Fried Onions from Reckitt Benckiser are in a convenient reclosable plastic container while Sunset Kidz brand candy tomatoes are in a handy clear thermoform.
OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack
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OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack

Editor Pat Reynolds checks in from Packaging World's Pine Lake office with a NatraLock first: A twist-off blister pack for Berkley brand fishing line.
OFF THE SHELF: New microwaveable ready meal
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OFF THE SHELF: New microwaveable ready meal

Jim Butschli takes you to the kitchens of Packaging World to demonstrate a new Lean Cuisine concept for convenient microwaving of a frozen entree.
OFF THE SHELF: Standup pouches make progress
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OFF THE SHELF: Standup pouches make progress

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at some intriguing new standup pouches, including a Method refill pack that has an easy-pour feature built into it.
OFF THE SHELF: Labeling makes drinks stand out
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OFF THE SHELF: Labeling makes drinks stand out

Anne Marie Mohan demonstrates how colorful full body shrink sleeve labeling is making these beverages leap off the shelf and into the consumer's hands.
OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy
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OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy

Anne Marie Mohan thought she was vacationing while in Italy. Little did she know she was on the clock for another edition of Off The Shelf Video.
OFF THE SHELF: Mushroom-based protective packaging
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OFF THE SHELF: Mushroom-based protective packaging

One of two Diamond Award winners in this year's DuPont Awards is from Ecovative; it's a protective packaging material that's "grown" in a mold from mycelium and ordinary crop waste.
OFF THE SHELF: Dosing pediatric meds by child's weight
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OFF THE SHELF: Dosing pediatric meds by child's weight

Jim Butschli demonstrates how a clever packaging innovation from AccuDial Pharmaceutical permits dosing of pediatric medicine based on weight rather than age.
OFF THE SHELF: Winning package for Old Style
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OFF THE SHELF: Winning package for Old Style

Glass packaging is alive and well, as this special promo bottle for 12-oz glass bottles of Pabst Brewing's Old Style brand amply demonstrate.
OFF THE SHELF: Convenience packs from Kraft
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OFF THE SHELF: Convenience packs from Kraft

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a good look at two convenience packages--one in a folding carton and one in a PET thermoform--that make sandwich making a snap for busy consumers.
OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent

Editor Pat Reynolds deconstructs this molded pulp bottle made from 70% OCC and 30% ONP. Seventh Generation of Burlington, VT, is using it for a 50-oz container of 4x concentrated laundry detergent.

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