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Cans come out on top in new consumer preference study

When it comes to choosing a beverage, consumers say aluminum cans provide greater sustainability, a better taste experience, and enhanced shelf appeal, says CMI study.
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Flexible packaging and source reduction

Flexible packaging embodies less material but much substance.
Counterfeit package example (Source: FDA)
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Regulations, technology, integrated supply chain battling counterfeiters

Yet it could take global governance, stiff penalties/fines—and more—to truly deter medication counterfeiting.
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Spring water is packed in more than just a bottle

Spring water company JUST Beverages selects a hybrid package that offers the environmental benefits of a paper carton along with the functionality of a plastic bottle.
SAVSU's eco smart shipper.
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Assessing trends in temperature-sensitive biologic shipments

Mike Rice, President & CEO, BioLife Solutions, Inc., discusses the role of a smart shipping container and a related cloud-hosted ‘cold chain’ management app.
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PC-based controller brings huge benefits to syringe inspection

What if controls and automation technology made it possible to eliminate as many as 10 syringe inspectors operating 20 hours a day and replace them with two operators who could accomplish the same task as the 10 inspectors but in just one eight-hour shift?
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Coffee club improves packaging for enhanced member experience

Online subscription service Moustache Coffee Club rolls out a new stand-up pouch with playful graphics for an enhanced experience that also saves the company time and money.
A sampling of Pharma Packaging Solutions' products.
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Building in cost savings on the packaging end

How to make forecast vs reality work in pharmaceutical contract packaging.
To increase its labeling productivity, Multi-Clean installed an automatic wipe-on labeler.
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Chemicals maker meets GHS compliance, improves productivity

Cleaning products company Multi-Clean overhauls its label printing and application processes while redesigning its labels for GHS compliance, improving overall productivity by 250%.
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Open-SCS webinar set for Sept. 3

Healthcare providers drive Open-SCS Initiative as a serialization compliance solution.
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‘No-B.S.’ approach to protein bar extends to packaging

A redesign of RXBAR’s protein bar packaging emphasizes the company’s commitment to whole foods by listing only the ingredients on the front of the pack.
About 140 packaging students participated in the 30th annual Packaging Jamboree this past Spring when Clemson University played
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Packaging Jamboree 2015 rocks the Clemson campus

About 140 packaging students participated in the 30th annual Packaging Jamboree this past Spring when Clemson University played host.
Wendy Buckley, President and Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services
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HM-251—It’s not just for crude oil anymore

Just a few months after HM-251 was published, there are already multiple appeals and at least two lawsuits.
The new pouch filling machine is designed so that the funnels continue to fill the bags as they move through a semicircular bend
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Pouching hard-to-handle pet treats

As global demand for its pet foods has risen, World Pet needed more capacity in the standup pouch machine category, but the equipment had to be good at odd shapes.
Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing, combines the visual assets of both com
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Master the art and science of the brand stretch

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