Optimal control. The modular BG software suite gives users optimal control of their material flows.
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Software suite brings optimal control of material flow

Material flow in a manufacturing setting is essential when it comes to getting cases out the door. This comprehensive software suite is a modular control system that gets the job done.
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HAPPY CUSTOMER. Dan Crone, Project Manager and Maintenance Manager at Express Packaging, appreciates the quality printing achiev
Machine Case Study
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Coding systems debut at contract packager

This award-winning contract packaging service provider is finding that two new marking and coding systems are just the ticket for a harsh production environment.
Line of the Future. Production of the iconic Oreo cookie is among the packaging operations that reflect the Line of the Future t
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Mondelez embraces the future with integrated control solution

Mondelez International is as global as it gets, so having an integrated line control and line performance solution suitable for global implementation means the world to them.
ANNUAL MEETING. At PMMI’s Annual Meeting recently in Chicago, Greg Flickinger of Snyder’s-Lance laid out an eloquent argument fo
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How to develop an engaged workforce

Now being released by AIOE is ‘The Engagement Framework,’ a playbook of sorts on how to build a culture of actively engaged contributors.
SIX PRE-DOSERS. The customized modular linear filler features a portioning system that begins with six pre-dosers that fill cont
Machine Case Study
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Seasonings filled accurately and fast

Germany’s Maggi replaces outdated jar transport and filling system for its instant dry seasoning products to eliminate glass breakage, and improve dosing accuracy and speed.
3,500 PANELS. This rendering of the new Smithsonian museum, expected to be complete in 2015, calls for 3,500 bronze-style archit
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Building panels bound for Smithsonian stay safe

Metalworking company Element selects custom laminated paperboard packaging to protect specially finished, 135-lb architectural panels for a new Smithsonian museum.
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. Britain’s University of Central Lancashire is developing a 3D printer that can produce a tablet with prec
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3D printing’s promise for medical devices

Don’t blink, because the world of healthcare packaging, particularly in medical devices, is undergoing dramatic innovation.
MULTIPLE COMPONENTS. It may involve a lot of parts, but the Airopack concept delivers an elegant finished package that replaces
Package Case Study
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Method strikes again

A dispensing system that relies on compressed air rather than a chemical propellant is the latest from a company that has re-written the rules of packaging countless times already.
SPACE-EFFICIENT. The single I-Pack machine occupies the same area as the four previous cold-seal machines.
Package Case Study
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Automated by-the-book packaging for on-line orders

MBS Textbook Exchange realizes significant savings in shipping material costs, makes more efficient use of labor time, and delivers better-protected, easier-to-open packages.
Eric Greenberg
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A rose by any other name would still be regulated by FDA

In recent years the proliferation of dietary supplements, which are foods intended to provide supplementation of one’s diet with a particular substance or substances, has led to many creative and innovative products.
Bernhard Vaihinger, Head of Product Management, Innovation and Technology at Bosch Packaging Systems GmbH.
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Retailers are ready for RRP

Bernhard Vaihinger is Head of Product Management, Innovation and Technology at Bosch Packaging Systems GmbH. Here he talks about recent trends in secondary packaging.
Serialization technology
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Animal health medications benefit from track and trace

Serialization technology protects global pharmaceutical and biotech maker protect its flea-and-tick medications.
Suerte Tequila
Package Case Study
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Glow-in-the-dark treatment for special tequila

Boulder, CO-based Suerte Tequila has launched its limited-release, 100% Tahona-processed, five-year single-barrel Extra Añejo in a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark bottle.
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Pharma EXPO session addresses counterfeiting

Companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb are understandably frustrated when they roll out a product only to find that counterfeits of that product are already on the market.
Mocktails
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Shaker-style bottle serves up fun beverages for non-drinkers

For those who don’t drink alcohol, being the partygoer carrying a bottle of water among those enjoying colorful drinks in swanky glasses can dampen the party experience.

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