COMPONENTS & ASSEMBLY. The ‘slide-out’ packages are primarily assembled on line with some semi-automatic and manual work. Each o
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Easy-open mobile phone packaging

Especially targeted to seniors, multi-component package incorporates easy-lift tabs with no cutting utensils required.
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Distribution environments are critical

Conditions of distribution, including an understanding of logistics and transport modes, can significantly improve the design of primary food packaging.
Eric Greenberg
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Sunscreens: follow FDA specs or get burned

You know what’s great about modern healthcare?
A range of the medical packaging was tested, to represent the most commonly used types of openings.
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Accessibility of medical packaging: learning from people with impairments

Manufacturers must be aware of the wide range of impairments that can affect consumers, which means one design of accessible packaging may not be suitable for all.
Pharma innovation
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Is a new innovation platform needed for the pharmaceutical industry?

Fastraqq President Dan Balan’s keynote address during the recent PACK EXPO International event in Chicago was an eye-opener.
Drug compounding
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FDA issues guidance for outsourcing facilities

On Nov. 21, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued three additional policy documents to assist entities that compound sterile human drugs with registering as outsourcing facilities.
RxBar
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Revised approach to packaging takes protein bar to new levels

The RxBar is a 1.83-oz protein bar formulated to be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition.
Instant Knockout supplement
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Supplement product & package deliver one-two punch

For a new weight-loss supplement targeted toward men, Robert Parker, owner of Roar Ambition in the U.K., sought a dramatic package format that would help his product stand out in the crowded supplements field.
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'Green' tray for takeaway food

Operating the Churchill’s, Fishnchicken, and Bankers brands, Chesterford Group is the UK’s largest independent chain of fish and chips shops.
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Industry Watch—Febuary 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the February 2015 issue of Packaging World.
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Innovation stage fills as PACK EXPO East 2015 nears

PMMI announces a slate of free, on-floor educational sessions at the debut of its newest trade show. Check out the full schedule here.
Sterling Anthony
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The magic flute

Corrugated board resembles a sandwich, and likewise, is defined by what’s in the middle.
Engro's Y Frooter is the first application of Ecolean's Air Aseptic Clear technology.
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Clear stand-up pouch is a first

Pakistan’s Engro Foods, a Karachi-based producer of dairy products, frozen desserts, and fruit drinks, recently became the first to commercialize a clear version of an aseptically filled stand-up pouch that has some pretty unique characteristics.
Shake me
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Microwavable cup holds pasta dishes

The new Shake Me range of ready-meal pasta dishes from France comes in a convenient cup and lid, and uses bright package colors to attract a target audience of 18 to 25 years olds.
Tin Man
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Craft brewer crazy about aluminum cans

Tin Man Brewing Company not only selects aluminum cans for its craft beer varieties, but it also hosts a website to publicize the benefits of this packaging format.

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