Kura 1
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Protein powder packaging taps into New Zealand origins

Packaging for new Smoothie Powder product containing New Zealand dairy protein uses clean, modern, and premium graphics, while telling the story of its origins, without feeling rustic.
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HOT-FILLED CUPS. Once cups emerge from hot-filling and lidding, they’re encased in paperboard sleeves and then robotically place
Machine Case Study
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Quick-change comes to trays, cases

Versatility and quick changeover in erecting cases and trays was the missing piece to the puzzle when it came to this cup-filling line at Leahy Orchards. Solution: Trayfecta.
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PackML shows its value outside of packaging

Who knew that PackML had applications outside of the packaging space? But that’s what Senior Automation Controls Engineer Art Smith at Corning Inc. discovered once he learned of PackML’s existence some time around the end of 2012. His reaction? “It’s absurd that it isn’t used everywhere for automation. It makes perfect sense.”
Registration is open for the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas ever.
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Features Largest-Ever Show Floor

Registration opens for 2015’s largest processing and packaging event in North America and the Las Vegas debut of the co-located Pharma EXPO.
Thermoform/fill/seal system also applies an in-mold label.
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Anuga FoodTec: IML thermoforming, stand-up pouches, and faster pouch filling

Packaging professionals are accustomed to seeing in-mold labels applied by injection-molding systems, but at Anuga FoodTec they saw a fascinating variation on the IML theme.
Heinz Kraft merger
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H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods to form The Kraft Heinz Company

The merger will create the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company and will combine eight $1+ billion brands and five brands between $500 million and $1 billion.
RPCs
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Guidelines, best practices for food safety of RPCs issued

A working group of the Reusable Packaging Assn. develops recommendations for retailers, growers, and providers of RPCs to strengthen food safety around RPCs.
Novel approach to MAP adds easy opening to the mix.
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MAP, HPP, shaped cans, and a digital breakthrough all on display at Anuga FoodTec

Among the biggest news announced on day two of Anuga FoodTec is that PMMI has entered into an agreement to co-produce a new U.S.-based trade show with Koelnmesse GmbH, the producer of Anuga FoodTec.
MEDEA Vodka
Package Case Study
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A vodka bottle as instant messaging system?

MEDEA adds functionality to its LED-enabled vodka bottle, coupling it with Bluetooth technology and a proprietary app that lets users set and display scrolling messages remotely.
Chris Nutley
Column/Opinion
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CPA Annual Meeting uncovers secrets to a job well done

Are you doing all that you can to stay connected to the Contract packaging community?
Stoneground Flakes cereal
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Back to the Roots ‘undoes’ it again with new cereal, outside help

Back to the Roots is at it again — growing nationally and “undoing” processed foods with more outsourcing help, new packaging and some wild new products bound for national retailers.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
Column/Opinion
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Loophole closes on dimensional weight pricing

Have you taken a close look at your cartons, cases and shippers lately?
PMMI and Koelnmesse GMbH join forces for new U.S. show.
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PMMI and Koelnmesse Announce New U.S. Processing & Packaging Show

The torchbearer in North American processing and packaging trade shows joins forces with the leading producer of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and Asia for a new U.S. event.
Gerber package seen at Anuga FoodTec 2015.
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Packaging innovations at Anuga FoodTec

Using innovative packaging to reclaim market share lost to private label knockoffs is a strategy that brands are embracing frequently these days, and examples of it at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, were in abundance.
K-Mug small
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.

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