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The top three functional additives in plastic packaging

New report identifies oxygen scavengers, UV stabilizers, and antistatic additives as the top three functional additives being used to provide greater product protection for consumers.
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Bacon is basted and cooked in its own juices in a spiral oven, providing the appearance of a pan-fried product. Source: Unitherm
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More and better bacon

A spiral convection oven provides compelling advantages over linear microwave ovens, mass-producing products that look and taste like they were pan-fried at home. Food processors also like the footprint and energy savings.
Reagents driving European IVD market
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Reagents driving European IVD market

Decentralized testing, industry consolidation, increased automation in labs among the key trends.
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No deceptions with this discussion about deceptive packaging

Does packaging have a reputation for untrustworthiness?
Th Diamond effect bottle for Harrogate Water Brands.
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Diamond bottle for Harrogate

A new “Diamond” glass bottle for Harrogate Water Brands, independent owner of Harrogate Spring Water and charity water brand Thirsty Planet, is part of the brand’s new campaign to further reinforce its position as the No.1 premium British spring water.
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Free 'Plastics Recycling Terms & Tools' released

A new set of resources includes a common set of outreach terms for community recycling coordinators to use when educating residents about what plastics to recycle.
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Mondelez eliminates 48 million lb of packaging

Mondelez’ first progress report on its Call for Well-Being initiative shows that it is well on its way to meeting its goal of eliminating 50 million lb of packaging by 2015.
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Absolut bottle celebrates Andy Warhol

Absolut bottles Andy Warhol’s creativity with a limited-edition design that replicates the artist’s original Warhol Absolut painting from 1986.
Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
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APR releases PP model bale specification

As the supply of post-consumer recycled PP reaches a critical mass, the association releases a model bale specification to reduce the contamination of material in PP bales.
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Single-serve wine packaging stacks up

Created for women who appreciate style, a new wine brand from TV personality Giuliana Rancic employs the stacked-wine package concept for by-the-glass consumption.
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Tequila bottle redesign emphasizes heritage, authenticity

Premium tequila brand Cazadores celebrates Mexican heritage with new bottle and label design that emphasize the product’s long history and rich tradition.
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Recycling Partnership gets rolling with first three cities

A public/private group formed at this year’s Walmart Expo, the Recycling Partnership announces it will assist four U.S. cities to improve their recycling systems.
3D IMAGE. The toolkit allows GSG to transform its clients’ 2D concept drawings into 3D images, onto which graphics can be added, shrink sleeves can be realistically distorted, and more.
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Design tool visualizes package concepts in 3D

Creative production agency adopts 3D package design and visualization software to help its clients create better package designs, shorten time to market, and reduce costs.
GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
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Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements

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