Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019
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Global enteral feeding devices market expected to reach $USD 3.1 billion in 2019

Research details growth drivers, global markets, and how patient needs require feeding tubes, pumps, and other enteral devices.
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Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
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Brewery gains flexibility, reduces downtime with gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
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Where beer and automation come together

The Automation Conference 2014, coming May 20-21 to Chicago, will deliver insights on everything from industrial safety networks to high-efficiency motors to how companies like John Deere integrate automation technologies from different suppliers. But even non food and beverage industry attendees will most enjoy getting a taste of automated brewing operations from two different perspectives.
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EPR best practices identified

New study of 11 international extended producer responsibility programs sheds light on ways to both optimize and harmonize solutions for managing packaging waste.
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Multipacker boosts seafood company's productivity up to 75%

Chicken of the Sea installs new multipacker and two tray shrink packers that provide changeover versatility, operate at 95%-plus efficiency, and have resulted in a 20% reduction in manpower.
High-efficiency filling for pharma
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High-efficiency filling for pharma

See how the monoblock RFPC multistation by Cozzoli Machine Company can offer filling, plugging, capping and torquing on a single frame at rates from 50 to 200 bottles/minute. The stainless steel cylinders have no O-rings or packings, a no-plug/no-cap detection system is standard, and the unit is rated Class 100 for all pharmaceutical and OTC drugs.
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Pack Expo East shifts dates

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces Pack Expo East 2015 will take place Feb. 16–18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
Faster vial drying
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Faster vial drying

Learn how vial drying that once took hours can now be done in minutes. The Garvey Corporation’s new vial drying system can bring even frozen liquid-filled vials up to room temperature in less than 15 minutes. The inline station draws air up through holes in conveyors, and the unit can feed a labeling or inspection system.
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Print-and-apply labelers suit new repackaging operations

For its new repacking operations, Beiersdorf UK selects print-and-apply labelers able to print high-resolution barcodes, text, and graphics for Retail Ready Packaging.
Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish
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Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish

A co-injection molded container for fish has one EVOH barrier in its sidewall and gets a second one via in-mold labeling.
Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Xavier University FDA Conference: Insurance perspective

Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Which one has a smaller footprint? Plastics or alternative materials?

Alternative packaging materials may be more sexy, but how do they compare with petroleum-based plastics when it comes to energy use and greenhouse gas emissions?
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Study: Consumers prefer aluminum closures for wine/spirits

Among the factors driving the preference for aluminum wine/spirits closures are reclosability and recyclability.
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Students recycle for playground equipment

In a new contest sponsored by Colgate, ShopRite, and TerraCycle, east coast schools compete for playground equipment by recycling Colgate packaging.
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Wooden block holds Wild Forest fragrance

Created to reflect the balance of urban cityscape and natural environment, packaging for men’s fragrance Wild Forest comprises a glass bottle held within a wooden container.

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