ShurSEAL case sealing system
Machine Case Study
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Tough-grip taping system puts pressure on cased product contamination

Thermoforming specialist Fabri-Kal Corp., headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, recently found itself in need of taping equipment that could handle various case styles and sizes.
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Column/Opinion
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Consortiums worth knowing about

Since packaging is such an essential function of modern society, wouldn’t it be nice to know that packaging professionals around the world are collaboratively engaged in optimizing packaging in ways that are socially beneficial?
Column/Opinion
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Designing packaging for medical marijuana presents unique challenges

Marjorie Fischer is Brand Manager at Auntie Dolores, an Oakland-based leader in the medical cannabis movement and a producer of medical edibles sold through licensed dispensaries. She talks about what it’s like to develop packaging for such a new industry.
News
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Industry Watch—July 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the July 2015 issue of Packaging World.
CARTONS DONE DIGITALLY. Boutwell Owens is among the first in the U.S. to install this fully digital carton creasing and cutting
Machine Case Study
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Digital printing, creasing, cutting come to carton converting

Folding carton converter Boutwell Owens & Co. is among the first in the world to combine wide-format sheet-fed digital printing and digital creasing with cutting.
COMPACT & USER-FRIENDLY. The Freedom hot melt system requires minimal floor space and is easy to program and maintain.
Machine Case Study
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Pop-open cases eliminated

Programmable on-demand adhesive delivery systems avert glue charring/waste and greatly improve consistency of sealing integrity.
Cyber security
Feature Article
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Plant floor cyber security—is it on your agenda?

What is the cyber landscape for Consumer Packaged Goods companies? How great is the risk of getting hacked? Maybe it’s time we took a closer look at cyber security.
Tapaz2
Package Case Study
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Mini-meal hummus kit hits snack trend trifecta

A shelf-stable line of snack kits that includes hummus with either crackers or pretzels offers consumers the convenience, healthy ingredients, and protein content they desire.
Heineken GPS 1
Package Case Study
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GPS bottles lead Dutch on an adventure

Aluminum Heineken bottles placed in Amsterdam’s city center lead unsuspecting residents and visitors on an adventure guided by the bottle’s GPS technology.
The Beverage Cooler Lounge
News
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ISBT endorses Beverage Cooler Lounge

Society champions networking hub for beverage industry for fourth consecutive year
CURVED PACK. Icy Hot packages are consistent in their unique curved appearance and graphics that reinforce the brand and make it
Package Case Study
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Sanofi Chattem uses package design to launch Icy Hot Smart Relief

New product uses a wireless battery-powered device to address back pain. Package shape, graphics, and consumer input all play a role in on-shelf strategy.
Report: American manufacturing is alive and well.
Column/Opinion
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Report: American manufacturing is alive and well

Talk that America’s manufacturing might has severely declined over the last few decades and only low-wage jobs remain is a myth, says a report from Ball State University and Conexus Indiana.
The Baking-Snack Break Lounge is the show hub for the baking and snack industry.
News
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A Baking-Snack break at PACK EXPO

The Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association hosts Baking-Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.
Agua Energy Water's current packaging
Package Case Study
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A change in direction boosts beverage’s appeal

Packaging for fruit-flavored electrolyte brand Agua Energy Water undergoes several packaging changes to find the best direction.
CARDED VIALS.
Feature Article
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Robotic palletizing, pallet wrapping proves successful for Nephron

Equipment at Nephron’s South Carolina facility helps bring inhalation medications securely to market.

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