Manual sealers shine in specific applications, like kitting
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Manual sealers shine in specific applications, like kitting

Eastey's latest manual sealer product offerings feature palm button activation, which is an ideal ergonomic setup from a repetitive motion standpoint, but also from a safety perspective.
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Reliable shrink labeling and tamper evident banding
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Reliable shrink labeling and tamper evident banding

The AFM Model LX-150, an in-line bullet (mandrel) shrink labeler is fully servo-driven and microprocessor controlled, which ensures accurate, consistent and reliable operation at speeds up to 300 CPM.
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Building products packaging meets OSHA standard

New product packaging for USG Corp.’s line of building products handily meets the deadline for OSHA’s Global Harmonization Standard, while furthering the company’s branding strategy.
MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened, a corollary for measuring when a pill is taken.
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Adherence packaging used in trials of HIV-prevention meds in Africa and India

MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened, a corollary for measuring when a pill is taken.
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What’s the 2015 Color of the Year?

PANTONE announces its Color of the Year for 2015: a robust and earthy wine red that imparts a sophisticated, natural earthiness.
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HCPC accepting entries for compliance packaging competition

Compliance Package of the Year Awards recognizes compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
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Forecast from PACK EXPO

PACK EXPO always provides immediate feedback on current market developments and presciently indicates where the packaging market will be in the near future.
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PACK EXPO East makes its debut in the city of brotherly love

After in-depth research of PACK EXPO attendees, PMMI launches a brand new show running February 16-18 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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A show is born

Having to travel long distances to reach a bona fide packaging and processing exhibition is no fun.
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Healthy eating cues abound on new CVS brand packaging

CVS’ new Gold Emblem Abound brand uses packaging graphics that call out health benefits and focus on ingredients and taste to make it easier for consumers to eat healthy.
CROSS-GENERATIONAL. With its bright, sunny colors and modern ‘Meta’ font, a redesign for the Metamucil brand feels totally of-the-moment and makes fiber a cross-generational product.
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Ageless and timeless: packaging for boomers

As the Baby Boomer population grows, brands relevant to their demographic use youthful packaging that highlights health and wellness, without emphasizing age.
INGREDIENT STORY. In redesigning its tortilla packaging in 2011, Garden of Eaten’ used an enhanced ingredient story and non-GMO claims to dial up its clean positioning.
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The clean movement: beyond the label

Consumers today expect something better when it comes to product ingredients, product delivery, and brand experience. Does your packaging convey clean label transparency?
Alignment conveyor. The ARB alignment conveyor segment uses 16 ERD electric actuators to activate rollers on the belt to align moving packages in pallet layers.
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Electric actuators add speed, precision to pallet-layer former

A prototype development project for a maker of conveying and pallet-forming equipment has led to a whole new line of electric actuators for applications in food and beverage industries.
Dr. Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, and head of Global Research and Development, PepsiCo.
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View from the top

PepsiCo’s R&D transformation began about seven years ago with a leadership change, and now the firm is reaping the benefits of ‘growing the R&D investment.’
HIGH-VOLUME PRECISION. Touch-panel control makes it easy for operators to view and edit print messages.
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Improving egg carton printing efficiencies

Non-contact inkjet printers enhance print quality and consistency, while saving time and money.

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