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Glass baby bottles in demand

O-I has resumed production of glass baby bottles, after 20 years, at a plant in Charlotte, Mich.; Saint-Gobain Containers is reviewing drawings from its archives to spark ideas for
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Altoids now a curiously strong ... token

Brand marketers covet “iconic” status for their packaging. And kudos to the team at Altoids, who can claim that honor now that Hasbro has designated an Altoids tin as a
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A new Aquafina label reflecting the water’s “public” origins will start entering the market within the next few months, according to Nicole Bradley, a Pepsi spokesperson. New label copy will reflect that Aquafina “originates from public water sources” but that it also “goes through a rigorous, seven-step purification process...”.
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Anti-smoking groups around the globe are stepping up efforts to more strongly regulate cigarette packaging. Some are calling for bolder text warnings, others for generic packaging that would strip cartons of branding.
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Where do mushrooms come from? They could come from packaging-at least that’s what Agata Jaworksa has proposed in her master’s thesis for the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands.
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UK shoppers in the wine aisle of Waitrose stores might have trouble picking out a bottle of rosé this month. The retailer was forced to introduce its 500mL bottles of
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Backlash = Opportunity?

With estimates that Americans toss more than 38 billion plastic water bottles each year, the bottled water sector has become a target for environmental activists (despite industry protests that the bottles account for just 0.33 percent of the country’s waste).
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GOTCHA! gift box

Leave it to The Onion to find the lighter side of brand packaging.
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Product and package

Ontario, Canada-based 1litre brand has a unique packaging concept: it’s a PET water bottle with a nested cup.
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Get Your (Lit) Fix

To mark the smoking ban that hit the UK this summer, London-based creative agency Tank launched a series of books packed in cigarette flip-top cartons, replete with silver foil wrapping and a cellophane outer seal.

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10th Annual Packaging That Sells Conference, Chicago, October 2012

Posted Date: October 29, 2013

BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.

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Perfecting Package Design with Digital Solutions

Brands know that good package design plays a significant role in the commercial success of a product. After all, customer will experience the packaging before they experience the product within. Have you explored all the possibilities when designing a new package, or do time restraints and other limitations get in the way from delivering perfection? Advances in digital printing and finishing technologies now allow brands to explore even wider ranges of design possibilities within their ever shrinking timelines.

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September 2014

 The September 2014 issue features the latest on Standing out from the Crowd.  You can also read the issue at the Digital Editions.

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Design Gallery Volume 11

Design Gallery Volume 11 is not just a study in good design. It’s a look at how packaging can successfully demonstrate structural and graphic innovation, make strong shelf impact, meet consumer, shopper and retailer needs and support and convey the brand story

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