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Carton Council releases report on multi-material recycling policy

Best practices at both the state and local levels are examined for policy mechanisms that include disposal bans, recycling policies, and Pay-As-You-Throw service fees.
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Key trends driving bioplastics for packaging

Among the trends driving the market for bioplastic packaging materials, the competitive cost and availability of fossil fuels will have the largest impact and their commercial production and use.
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E-commerce resurfaces

E-commerce currently accounts for about 8% of total retail sales and is predicted to outpace sales growth of brick-and-mortar stores over the next five years with an anticipated $370 billion in e-retail sales by 2017.
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Dude! Gluten rules!

Gluten rules, as the surfers might say, but not in the way they might mean it. It rules the lives of those who have to avoid it for health reasons, and even some who avoid it for the wrong reasons.
Ease of operation. Flexible and easy to configure, the programmable safety controller now used by S&R Robot Systems is operator friendly.
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Safety controller fits robot integrator

Taking safety inputs and keeping track of them redundantly to prevent harm to operators—it’s an important task in today’s increasingly sophisticated machines.
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Dannon’s Double Delights

Two-compartment yogurt containers are everywhere these days, but back in 1995 the concept was pretty unusual.
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AmeriStars award medical device tray

Boston Scientific’s ACUITY Pro lead delivery system package, designed and supplied by Nelipak Healthcare Packaging , was a Medical Device category winner at the recent IoPPAmeriStar & Visionary Awards ceremony during EastPackNew York.
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Is it time for a socratic examination of packaging?

The Greek philosopher known for his wit and wisdom, Socrates came to fame by asking questions.
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Industry Watch—September 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the September 2014 issue of Packaging World.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Understanding 'Millennial Moms'

Eric Staples, Senior Creative Strategist for Bluedog Design LLC—the company responsible for designing the packaging for Beech-Nut’s new 100% natural baby food—shares insights on the challenges of designing for 'Millennial Moms.'
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Fresh-picked bottle design for Welch's new juice

With label graphics that appeal to the farm-to-fork product lover and a sophisticated bottle shape that provides a premium appearance, easy pouring, and operational efficiencies, packaging for Welch’s new Farmer’s Pick 100% Juices is delivering multiple benefits to both the consumer and the packager.
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New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence

A portable package that includes a shapely bottle, easy-to-open liner, and tamper-evident closure gives the Tummy Company a unique retail shelf presence for its new Relief OTC™, an FDA-compliant, over-the-counter antacid aimed to help the estimated 25 million people in the U.S. suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily.
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Shrink-sleeve energizes health shot

Providing tamper-evidence and high graphic impact, a gravure-printed polyvinyl chloride shrink sleeve for Aliso Viejo, CA-based Zazen LLC’s line of herbal pain-relief drinks provides the pizzazz needed to compete in a crowded category.
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Souped-up bottle design drives interest in new Armor All product

In preparing the launch of its all-in-one Armor All Premium Wash & Wax + Protect auto care product, Armoured AutoGroup of Danbury, CT, sought a distinctive package design that would stand out in the crowded car care category.

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