New magazine for OEMs launches this spring.
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Connecting OEMs with components and control suppliers

Coming this spring, industrial controls and components suppliers can connect with packaging and processing OEMs via a new media brand from PMMI Media Group, the publishers of Packaging World and Automation World.
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli

Weight-loss product returns to retail markets in tamper-evident packaging.
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Manufacturing best practices

Running March 11-12 at Ford Field in Detroit, The Manufacturing in America Symposium brings together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators, and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America.
A poster available to retailers provides information on how to recycle plastic bags and wraps at in-store collection programs.
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Plastic bag and wrap recycling up 11% in 2013

Efforts by grocers, retailers, and associations are helping to boost consumer awareness and participation in plastic film recycling, according to new report.
Anna Miller named Packaging World Outstanding Packaging Science Senior at Clemson for Spring 2015.
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Clemson names award winners Miller and Mrazeck

Clemson University has named two seniors from its packaging program as the winners of two awards for the 2015 Spring semester.
BOTTLE CLEANING. To clean plastic bottles, each blowing nozzle from Bosch ionizes the blowing air, which neutralizes the electro
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Novartis benefits from flexible pharmaceutical filling line

Filling and packaging line in Cairo, Egypt accommodates different products and packaging formats.
New label energizes Rebel Yell for a new era.
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Premium label for Kentucky bourbon

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon from St. Louis-based Luxco is reborn for a new era with revitalized packaging and increased brand support.
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Loop-and-hook closure keeps bath salts fresh

Dr Teal’s selects a VELCRO closure for a flexible pouch holding its Epsom Salt Soaking Solutions product. The closure offers consumer convenience and product protection.
Plastic packaging study
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Healthcare will be major driver of plastic packaging

A new study identifies regulations in the healthcare segment and the expansion of the food and beverage market as the main drivers of plastic packaging growth through 2020.
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Packaging machinery OEMs, it’s time to think apprenticeships

Though usually we address various aspects of packaging machinery building, programming, networking, and optimizing in this space, there’s another key issue facing anyone who has an interest in automation, and typically it’s referred to as “the skills gap.” Solutions to this looming crisis are beginning to take shape, and no one knows more about them than On The Edge blogger Keith Campbell. Here’s his latest.
Cartons represent the evolution of an idea.
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PACK EXPO East wraps up

A few Philly flurries weren’t enough to keep attendees away from the Philadelphia Convention Center for PMMI’s inaugural PACK EXPO East. Here’s a few observations on some of the things they might have seen on Day Three.
Lily Kelly takes a look at the boxes after they arrive in St. Louis.
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Global Green tests recyclable produce shippers

The nation’s largest grocer works with Global Green to test the integrity of recyclable shippers for heavy produce items traveling 750 miles.
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OEE on the docket at PACK EXPO East

OEE provides visibility into your operation, helping you to produce more with your existing equipment and prevent unplanned equipment downtime.
GLBC new packaging labels
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Beer labels as ‘conversation pieces’

New label designs for Great Lakes Brewing Company’s beer brands feature colorful, detailed paintings that incorporate textures and mementos from GLBC’s 27-year history.
Spring Glen Foods' MAP chicken.
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PACK EXPO East debuts in Philly

PACK EXPO East, PMMI’s newest show, was launched February 16 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

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