First Glance

Packaging Shrinks

Harvest Time Foods is reintroducing its Anne's Old Fashioned Natural & Organic soup-base products with redesigned shrink labels from Printpack's Seal-It Div.

Load Lightened For Easter Bunny

Chesapeake Corp., Richmond, VA, teamed up with a UK confectionery company to reduce the packaging for its organic chocolate Easter egg.

Paper Promotes Peace

Paper Promotes Peace Co-op America's 2008 Green Business Leader Award goes to a Brooklyn, NY, company, Mr. Ellie Pooh, which sells gift boxes, journals,

Print Also Pops

Innovative Packaging Solutions, Chicago, IL, receives a 2008 Golden Cylinder Award from the Gravure Assn. of America in the category of Flexible Packaging-Film.

Security Goes Green

Metro card and transit pass manufacturers can create a card that has anti-counterfeiting properties and also is environmentally friendly with Holographic UniLustre

Flexible Packaging Wipes Out Waste

New flexible packaging for cleaning wipes from Method Products offers a 60% reduction in plastic compared to the canisters

Gravure Is for The Beans

Using a ten-unit Schiavi press and ink supplied by Sun Chemical, Mundet Tennessee printed a paper label for Bush's Grillin' Beans

The Color of Confidence

OnVu time-temperature indicators, developed through a partnership managed by Ciba, are supplied as labels

A Hybrid Vehicle

Bemis Paper Packaging Div., Omaha, NE, says its HybriCore poly/paper hybrid bag integrates the benefits of both paper and plastic, making it one of the strongest, most versatile bags in the marketplace

Candy Assortment

Ideal for a range of sweets, a new line of products from Noble Gift Packaging, Cedar Grove, NJ, offers marketers an array of style, color, size, and strength options from resilient to delicate packages, many of which can be custom-designed with branded messages

Sweet Rewards

Variable data tear tape from Payne North America, Richmond, VA, created excitement for 13 million consumers of Wrigley's Hubba Bubba chewing gum — a chance to win the Island Punch Sweepstakes and Instant-Win Game promotion that included a grand prize trip to Hawaii

Colbert Packaging introduces AlertPak

Colbert Packaging, Lake Forest, IL, has introduced a patent-pending compliance package for pharmaceuticals designed to remind patients to take their medication. AlertPak

Ore-Ida launches packaging line for Steam'n'Mash potatoes

Ore-Ida has launched a line of frozen potato products in four varieties. Packaging for the Steam n' Mash potatoes allows for quick microwave cooking

NatureFlex chosen for Barkwheats biscuits packaging

NatureFlex, a biodegradable and compostable film, has been chosen as part of the packaging for Barkwheats organic dog biscuits. The

Refreshing Dip

ConAgra's new Ro*Tel Ready to Eat Queso Dip is making a splash on store shelves, thanks to a packaging format provided by Printpack, Atlanta, GA. The shrink label covers a custom-molded PP cup thermoformed at Printpack's Williamsburg, VA, facility

Bon Voyage

Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, wins a Gold Leaf award from the Foil Stamping & Embossing Assn. for Coty's new Nautica My Voyage For Her packaging. The reverse tuck cartons feature a 0.018 SBS holographic foilboard

Hot Without Hot Stamping

Great Western Industries, Dallas, TX, earns Gold Awards from the Paperboard Packaging Council for The Devil Wears Prada DVD sleeve because it delivers the eye-catching impact of a hologram without using hot-stamped holographic foil

February First Glance: Making Plastics Glitter

Stacking Up Customers of Mondi Packaging, Vienna, Austria, made their wishes known: They wanted shelf-ready packaging (SRP) that was simple to erect,

Green with Envi

On base

Amcor Flexibles, Gloucester, UK, offers FibreLite, described as a unique base webto give the appealing and traditional look and feel of paper

Seeing is believing

Seeing is Believing Promising enhanced visibility and comfort in everyday work attire, Series 5500 Comfort Trim is a 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

February First Glance: Part 2

Innovative packaging from: Alcan Packaging, Curwood, and Diamond Packaging.

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