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Eco-friendly eyeglass case is 'crafted from the ground up'

Proof Eyewear switches to a 100% pinewood box for its line of eyewear made from eco-friendly materials.
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Plastic film recycling inching forward in U.S.

Report shows a 1% increase in recycling of post-consumer film packaging from 2011 to 2012 and outlines opportunities for further growth.
Off The Shelf: Microwaveable pouch brings one-step simplicity
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Off The Shelf: Microwaveable pouch brings one-step simplicity

The forming web is a proprietary coextrusion and the nonforming web is a two-layer lamination of PP and a non-woven material, but the end result is remarkable convenience for the consumer.
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When returning from a conference, ask yourself: What have you learned?

Like you, I attend many conferences each year. Often, I return from such events with a short-lived sense of urgency to capitalize upon the what I’ve learned and the contacts made.
Patient adherence and product/package design: Photo provided by CBX and sourced from the Sept. 19, 2008 online article, “A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, say scientists,” in dailymail.com.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1058406/A-spoonful-sugar-really-DOES-help-medicine-say-scientists.html
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Approaching patient adherence challenges through a consumer lens

Brand agency author suggests putting the patient at the center of pharmaceutical product/package design rather than the condition.
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Strategic Relationship Management: Is there really value here?

We hear more and more about SRM as the years pass.
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AmeriPak upgrades software to sync with CPG brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
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First Person: Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging

In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Feature Article
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Trends in sensors are affecting automation

Advances in sensor technology are improving the handling of non-rigid packages, quality control, and track-and-trace applications.
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Where’s this relationship going?

“This has never happened before,” coach to business pros and motivational cog-turner Ted Janusz recently told a ballroom packed with co-packers. Evidently, co-packers are a breed apart from all the business and industry leaders he’s met. But more on that in a minute.
Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan near the Vietnam memorial in Washington, DC.
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Public trust part of the life sciences supply chain mix

Complexities in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics supply chain surpass any other industry, except nuclear power. Million-dollar pallets, toxic oncology meds, longer shipping channels—even the public trust, are part of the mix.
Better serialization and seal inspection
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Better serialization and seal inspection

Learn how NJM Packaging’s Trotter W vision system prints 2D codes, serial numbers and expiration data quickly while synchronizing and verifying track-and-trace bottles and containers. Also see the new I2VS unit in action as it inspects and rejects aluminum induction seals that have faults, loose caps, or hot spots.
CRISP PRINT. Operations and Marketing professionals alike are impressed with the clean, crisp print now carried on the labels since the new laser coding systems (shown) were installed.
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New look and laser coding for Baileys

Diageo produces up to 7 million cases of Baileys cream liqueur each year. A striking new design featuring pressure-sensitive labels is aimed squarely at the brand’s 'adorers.'
Compact drives. One thing Top Tier engineers and machine  designers like about the servo drives is that they neatly fit in a relatively small controls cabinet.
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Hybrid servo system brings positioning accuracy to palletizing

The L7 palletizer has standard AC motors and a machine control code accessed on a familiar PLC interface. But servo drives in place of VFDs bring big benefits.

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