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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?
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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.
Polypropylene coffe pods offer key benefits compared to polystyrene.
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PP coffee pods win award

Intelligent Blends received the People’s Choice Award for Packaging at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 26th Annual Exposition in Seattle, WA.
Kellen Company names Healthcare Packaging exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015: HealthPack 2015 will be held March 3-5 at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA.
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Kellen Company names Healthcare Packaging exclusive media partner of HealthPack 2015

HealthPack 2015 will be held March 3-5 at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA.
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Recycled paper packaging market to grow to $139B by 2018

A new sustainable packaging report from Smithers Pira pegs the growth of the recycled paper packaging market at 5% through 2018, but will demand exceed supply?
Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago
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Machinery to take center stage at Pharma Expo in Chicago

Co-located with Pack Expo Intl., the event will showcase next-generation production line advances in automation.
GlobalData report says patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory changes will help biosimilars gain market share from biologics.
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Biosimilars to erode biologics market beyond 2019

GlobalData report says patent expirations of branded biologics and regulatory changes will help biosimilars gain market share from biologics.
The 12th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum will provide a new focus when the show runs in Boston Sept. 29-Oct. 3: a shift towards supply chain integrity. This is a photo of Boston's Beacon Hill.
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Cold chain and logistics forum heads to Boston

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 event to shift focus to supply chain integrity as it moves back to 'the center of the life sciences industry.'
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.’s SmartDose electronic patch injector system technology includes a Daikyo Crystal Zenith® polymer cartridge, a plunger with Flurotec® barrier film, a telescoping plunger rod, and an electronic drive and control system. It has been designed and tested to ensure patient-friendly delivery of high volumes of medication over an extended period of time, and is currently available to support customer clinical studies.
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Designing for the patient journey

Design and packaging of drug delivery products requires insights into the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of patients during the course of treatment.

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