First Glance

Tea-Totaler

Tea-Totaler Belgium-based Amcor Flexibles, license holder for the micro-perforated Tstix package, reports the stickpack has won the President's Award

Pillow Cushions

Pregis Corp., Deerfield, IL, has launched HC Renew, a biodegradable, hybrid cushioning material

Weekend Warrior

Menasha Packaging, Neenah, WI, has unveiled the M•PULSE Weekender Hutch for retail-ready supply chain solutions. Ideal for grocery and convenience store channels, this display-ready

Protect PCB Artwork

Tecnilith Amber Phototool Film is said to be the perfect complement to every printed circuit board manufacturing process, including standard tabletop

Box Zips Open

Zipbox, a re-sealable zip-top carton, was introduced at Pack Expo 2009 by T.H.E.M. (Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing), Marlton, NJ. Combining the best elements of a folding carton

A Tonic for Vodka

Seeking a sleek, eye-catching package, DeLos Vodka is using a black, full-body shrink label that really pops on the shelf next to all the clear glass vodka bottles. Made with Embrace LV copolyesters

Package Chicken Without Crow's Feet

Package Chicken Without Crow's Feet Crystal-clear, high-gloss Trayloc AF film is engineered to bead moisture so poultry and sausage packages stay clear

Flue Filter

Cantel Medical Corp., Pittsburgh, PA, is incorporating Biosafe antimicrobial additive in a number of products, including the Crosstex Ultra Sensitive Face Mask.

Lite Beer Carrier

KapStone Charleston Kraft, Charleston, SC, has created a promotional beverage carrier made from its ultra-lightweight 0.020/58# Kraftpak uncoated carton board.

Nothing to Sneeze At

Kimberly-Clark USA, Neenah, WI, wins the 2009 Best of the Show Diamond Pentaward for its triangular Kleenex Slice of Summer boxes

Sealed for Security

SecureOTC from Colbert Packaging Corp., Lake Forest, IL, is designed for over-the-counter medications. The patent-pending, brandable package combines a blister card within an outer folding carton for an all-in-one solution for tablets, capsules, vitamins, and other pills.

Durable, Yet Destructible

The Destructible RFID Windshield Tag from Metalcraft, Mason City, IA, is designed to deliver a long read range at a low cost for gated communities, secured parking, and other applications protecting identification and property.

Cure for Curves

Cure for Curves Schreiner MediPharm, Blauvelt, NY, has developed specialty adhesive labels that easily adhere to the plastic substrates and curved surfaces

Very Revealing

Multifilm Packaging, Elgin, IL, is introducing its D-Met de-metallization process, which partly removes metal from a metallized film, leaving a clear window in an otherwise metallized design.

Prime Promo

Printpack, Atlanta, GA, is providing an eco-friendly promotional multi-pack shrink sleeve for Bumble Bee Foods' gourmet salmon

Disposing of Disposables

For its innovative Needle-Trap label system, Schreiner MediPharm, Blauvelt, NY, earns a WorldStar Award in the pharmaceutical category from the World Packaging Organization.

Collectible Cups

IGH Solutions, Inver Grove Hts., MN, partnered with Unifoil Corp. to manufacture the eye-catching metallic KROM cup.

Small Volume, Big Results

Printpack, Atlanta, GA, earned a bronze award in the 2009 Flexographic Technical Assn. Excellence in Flexography competition

Pouch Stands Up to Liquids

The Box Pouch from Totani America, Green Bay, WI, is a flat-bottom flexible pouch said to reduce film use for an equivalent volume of product content.

Lighting the Way

BradyGlo Eco-Friendly Photoluminescent Exit Signs from Brady Corp., Milwaukee, WI, are said to provide energy- and cost-saving solutions to emergency egress marking.

Simpsons Stamp-Worthy? D'oh!

Simpsons Stamp-Worthy? D'oh! Launched in 1990, The Simpsons earns a commemorative USPS postage stamp to celebrate its 20-year anniversary, and it makes

Security 'Pro-Gram' Launched

Printpack Inc., Farmingdale, NY, has developed a combination shrink sleeve label with tamper-evidence for Nutrex Research's Pro-Gram sports supplement.

Silver and Gold

Packaging Corp. of America, Waco, TX, earned a Golden Cylinder Award from the Gravure Assn. of America for its 15-lb Miracle-Gro paperboard package.

Radiation Reader

Radiation Reader OneDose, manufacturered by Sicel Technologies, Morrisville, NC, is a patient dosimetry verification system that measures radiation dose

Skillet Pouch Sizzles

T.G.I. Friday's partnered with Alcan Packaging, Chicago, IL, to create a Doyne-style stand-up pouch for the restaurant chain's Complete Skillet Meals frozen food entree.

Sealed for Security

Seeking a specialty security seal for its Levitra drug, Bayer Healthcare commissioned Schreiner MediPharm and Schreiner ProSecure, Blauvet, NY, to develop an easy-to-handle, reclosable seal that provides clearly visible proof-of-first opening.

Natural Beauties

Natural Beauties New York-based packaging designer Anthem Worldwide has developed sustainable packaging for Revlon's new Almay Pure Blends natural makeup

Green Sleeves Win Gold

SleeveCo Inc., Dawsonville, GA, snags a 2008 Golden Cylinder award from the Gravure Assn. of America for the Noble 100% Pure Tangerine Juice sleeve label.

Bagging Loose Tea

In a bid to achieve the greenest packaging possible for its Yerba Mate organic tea products, Guayaki, Sebastopol, CA, turned to Innovia Films' NatureFlex biodegradable and compostable material.

Bar Tab

Finn-Korkki, Hameenlinna, Finland, is manufacturing a new wide-mouth closure suitable for bottled beer.

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