CRISP PRINTING. The fully digital printer runs at speeds to 800/min and delivers clean, crisp printing.
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Ampule labeling gets a big boost

This German pharmaceutical manufacturer has discovered that digital printing of pressure-sensitive labels that go on ampules is a vast improvement over hot-foil printing.
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GANTRY PACKER. Among the new pieces of equipment in Line 1 is the top-loading gantry case packer.
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Optimized lines at Bacardi Beaucaire

At a historic facility in the south of France, Bacardi engineers have found a way to increase speed, efficiency, and flexibility by taking six lines down to two.
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Pondering packaging possibilities for pot products

There are so many surprising, fascinating aspects of the rapidly disintegrating illegality of marijuana in America.
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MAP comes to dairy

Described as “the first application of modified-atmosphere packaging technology in a dairy product,” a 6.5-oz whipped cheese product from New Holland, PA-based BC-USA was the subject of a feature story in our February issue of 1995, year two of Packaging World’s existence.
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New supplement bottle stimulates TV sales

Extraordinary visual impact was among the top goals of the package design for a new nutrition supplement product sold primarily by way of television infomercials.
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From MSU to UPG—views of a freshly minted grad

John Herzig, a 2013 graduate of the Michigan State University's School of Packaging, is now Associate Packaging Engineer at United Pet Group. He talks about how MSU prepared him for a career as a packaging professional.
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New shape for popular lubricant

A 6-in telescoping spout and an extrusion blown PET bottle with full-body shrink sleeve label are new for San Diego-based WD-40 Co.’s 3-In-One lubricating oil.
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Of Master Recyclers and radiolarians

Okay, show of hands: How many of you packaging professionals out there know that in some states there is such a thing as a Master Recycling Program?
The paletpac system features gentle handling.
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Twin-belt turning device brings gentle palletizing

Schwenk Putztechnik, a German maker of prefabricated mortar mixtures, recently installed new palletizing technology with an eye toward reducing time spent on maintenance, gaining more efficient production, and optimizing stack configuration with regard to storage and sales.
Barrier bottle features good looks, product protection, and functionality.
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Barrier solution for nutrition supplement

A convenience-size multilayer polypropylene bottle for Nutricion Clinica, an oral clinical nutrition range from Spain’s Vegenat, is now reaching store shelves.
Off The Shelf: Unilever's source reduction home run
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Off The Shelf: Unilever's source reduction home run

On average, across all aerosol brands launched in Unilever's new compressed can, a 25% reduction in can weight was achieved. No wonder the can won the Diamond Award in the DuPont Awards competition.
PMMI has announced the sudden passing of A.J. Janosko.
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PMMI announces passing of A.J. Janosko

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has announced the sudden passing of A.J. Janosko, Director of Expositions for PMMI, who passed away June 23 as a result of an accident over the weekend.
Depalletizer ensures stability of reverse taper bottles
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Depalletizer ensures stability of reverse taper bottles

Reverse taper bottles are a depalletizing challenge because their smaller base configuration causes instability that may result in downed bottles- and interrupted production. This depalletizer has proprietary features that ensure reverse taper bottle stability during high speed transfer from the pallet and throughout single filing
Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace: Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt to host global roundtable on open architecture for track and trace

Defining global track-and-trace standards for the pharmaceutical industry is a key goal of the Sept. 24, 2014 event in Frankfurt.
Inventory counting is a benefit gained by Sharp Packaging.
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Sharp Packaging to gain 10-month ROI on tablet counter

A successful validation study leads to a pharmaceutical contract packager’s use of tablet counters on all its bottling lines and small-quantity bottle filling.

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