good morning packaging keeping pace with packaging around the world, issue 9, vol. 2, 2007

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&nbsp1.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp australian researchers say cigarette package warnings need larger graphics 2.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp a high court in southern india considers banning obscene condom packages3.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp exclusive supplier of peelable pla for fresh produce 4.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp pharmatac special labels with an integrated hanging device 5.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp label paper designed for pet bottles&nbspaustralian researchers say cigarette package warnings need larger graphics a study published in the american journal of preventative medicine concludes that larger, more complete warnings on cigarette packages effectively encourage smokers to quit. australian reseachers analyzed data collected in australia, canada, the united states, and britain from 20022005. when cigarette pack warnings are larger and more graphic, smokers pay more attention and think more critically about their health risks. canadian cigarette packs featuring striking images were more likely to discourage smoking than packs in other countires. in the united states, warnings do not include photos or other graphics, and were found to be least effective.&nbsp&nbspa high court in southern india considers banning obscene condom packages obscene pictures on condom packages in india cause people to shy away from using the condoms. companies should create better awareness among youth regarding the benefits of condom use, according to one government official. packaging should help create a positive attitude about the products, so that consumers can purchase the condoms without inhibition, he concluded.&nbspexclusive supplier of peelable pla for fresh produce amcor flexibles is proud to announce that it has been granted the exclusive sales licence from rockwell solutions limited, to market its sustainable peelable pla film for the global fresh produce market. this compliments the growing range of environmental films supplied by amcor flexibles under the amcor natureplus umbrella and enhances amcors position as a leading supplier in this growing market.the pla polylactic acid film, manufactured from cornstarch, is being used by amcor flexibles in its amcor pplus range of tailored permeability films for modified atmosphere packaging. amcor pplus is designed to maintain freshness and extend the shelf life of fresh produce.&nbsppharmatac special labels with an integrated hanging device its the practical combination of label and hanging devices for infusios bottles of all sizes. in addition to the hanger further functions can be integrated, e.g. removable label parts. the bottle can be hanged with a simple grip. the hook is adhered to the bottle and ready for use at all times. further details from schreiner@packdrome.com&nbsplabel paper designed for pet bottles a new label paper is designed as a more ecological alternative for beverage makers who use polyethylene terephthalate pet. stora enso said its ecoset product, launched this week, is a wetstrength label paper specifically designed to meet the rising market demand for water bottles made from pet. ecoset, which has been tested throughout all facets of water bottle label production, offers label performance with the sustainable packaging advantages of paper, the company stated.the label features a highfidelity print surface for artwork reproduction, and wetstrength label properties for dependable printing, diecutting, labeling and product distribution processes, the company claimed.the label has good brightness and gloss level, and stays opaque when wet.&nbsppress releasegidue label summit india 2007, visit download section of www.packagingconnections.com online packaging reportswww.packagingconnections.comonlinestore.htm&nbsp

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