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Coke-Italy likes source-reduced bundles

What if you could bundle 2-L PET bottles of soft drinks in a way that reduced energy consumption by 90% and brought a 62% reduction in solid waste?
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Setting the pace at interpack: notable firsts in plastic and one remarkable servo application

Sardines in a plastic retortable can wasn’t the only interpack example of shelf-stable food in a plastic can.
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Families at interpack

Some solutions are just too simple! If we want our kids to choose science, technology, engineering, math or manufacturing careers (STEMM), we need to expose them so that they understand why.
Company President and CEO Paul Verst (left), along with Vice President of Packaging Will Schretzman welcome visitors to Verst Group Logistics’ Hebron, KY, plant.
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Sleeve-label conference attendees visit world's largest decorator

At the recent AWA Sleeve Label Conference, attendees visit the world’s largest contract decorating company in the world to view its technologies firsthand.
Latvia's Brivais Vilnis puts sardines in this IML PP container that's retorted for a 2-two-year shelf life.
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Nothing fishy about clear sardines pack at interpack

Sometimes a little clarity goes a long way, and in the case of a certain sardines pack now on store shelves in Latvia, it goes a long way indeed.
Dr. Michael Drues, Vascular Sciences
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Welcome to the world of therapeutic foods

What do you think of when you think of food? Holiday meals with family? Things that taste good? A post-workout treat? What else could food be used for?
Digital printing could make Heinz Aesop's Alphabetti possible.
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Technology advances at interpack

From new applications of digital printing to a robotic cartoner that needs no human involvement for EOAT change, technology breakthroughs were in no short supply at interpack 2014.
Industry report: Global traceability and serialization in pharma
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Industry report: Global traceability and serialization in pharma

Report presents the results of the latest Pharmaceutical Serialization & Traceability 2014 Survey.
Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation
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Live from interpack: PMMI talks robotics and retail-ready innovation

Online platform helps attendees locate more than 100 PMMI members showcasing processing and packaging innovation at the May 8-14 event in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Visionscan will help Pfizer, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.
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Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs

Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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PLM software optimizes package development

Global cosmetics leader L’Oreal S.A. selected Siemens’ Teamcenter software to help optimize its packaging development processes, reduce time to market, and improve product innovation and quality.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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RxTrace: Is your drug exempt from the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Understanding your product’s characteristics and reading certain provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act are keys.
HDPE bottles double as language learning tools.
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Bottles double as learning tools

In launching a healthful beverage choice for families with children, Drink Blocks LLC of Ladera Ranch, CA, opted for containers that become both a collectible toy and a bilingual learning tool.
Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow
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Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow

Freedonia study projects demand for pouches in the U.S. to increase 4.6% annually to $9.4 billion in 2018.

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