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Innovation conferences are the time for packaging to shine

Here are a few things for packaging professionals to consider before heading off to their company’s innovation conference.
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Recycling Reinvented has released results from its cost-benefit analysis study on an American system for market-based recycling.
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Working paper supports Extended Producer Responsibility

Results from a cost-benefit analysis of the American system for market-based recycling show an uptake in recycling at comparable costs to current systems.
Digital ink-jet printing had been a missing component at Discount Labels.
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Digital ink-jet for variable data

Discount Labels is a trade printer selling not to end users but rather to authorized dealers and distributors.
The DennyMike's brand of sauces and seasonings has been relaunched in a bold new package design along with a generous upsize in the sauce packaging.
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BBQ sauce gets more sophisticated branding

A rebrand for DennyMike’s sauces and seasonings includes a refined look that reflects the products’ high-quality ingredients plus larger-sized packs at a reduced price point.
Image courtesy of Agilyx Corp.
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New plastics-to-oil alliance formed

New group within the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division to support technologies that allow for the repurposing of non-recyclable plastics.
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Kiehl's collects 1.3 million containers for upcycling

Kiehl’s stores send consumer waste from its ‘Recycle & Be Rewarded’ program to recycler/upcycler, collecting up to 1.3 million bottles since 2009.
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Hand-crème tubes: color me vibrant

Foil polymer tubes for a new line of nine mood-themed fragrances are decorated with vibrant colors that complement their names and scents.
Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
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Cold Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.
Don't miss this informative training session for professionals who wish to learn more about the benefits of PackML.
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PackML Workshop is not to be missed

Recently added to the already dynamic mix of content at The Automation Conference is a PackML Workshop on May 19, one day ahead of The Automation Conference.
Lightweighted PET bottle went from 33 to 24 g.
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Coca-Cola Amatil wins awards for PET bottle

Coca Cola Amatil has won the 2013 Australian Packaging Design Award as well as a 2013-2014 Worldstar award from the World Packaging Organization with a lightweighted PET bottle.
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Industry Watch—February 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the February 2014 issue of Packaging World.
QUALITY ASSURANCE. A Signature Touch metal detector from Mettler-Toledo Safeline helps ensure the quality of Gematria’s nutritional supplements and antioxidant formulas.
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Metal detector ensures top quality for Gematria’s nutritional supplements

Machine virtually eliminates potential contamination from getting into any of the company’s bottles, before they’re shipped out the door.
MODULAR PARTS. Changeover from one bottle size to another has gotten so much easier thanks in large part to the new case packer’s modular parts.
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New case packer eliminates bottleneck

New machine lets this New York craft brewer increase production by 30%, improve beer quality and shelf life, and redeploy operators in more meaningful activities.
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PaperBoy paper wine bottle a U.S. first

Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.
Luxexpo exposition center in Luxembourg hosted Cool Chain Europe 2014.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Champagne toast for Cool Chain Excellence Award winners

Awards recognize outstanding contributions in temperature control logistics and Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical cold-chain industry.

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