Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
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APR releases PP model bale specification

As the supply of post-consumer recycled PP reaches a critical mass, the association releases a model bale specification to reduce the contamination of material in PP bales.
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Single-serve wine packaging stacks up

Created for women who appreciate style, a new wine brand from TV personality Giuliana Rancic employs the stacked-wine package concept for by-the-glass consumption.
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Tequila bottle redesign emphasizes heritage, authenticity

Premium tequila brand Cazadores celebrates Mexican heritage with new bottle and label design that emphasize the product’s long history and rich tradition.
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Recycling Partnership gets rolling with first three cities

A public/private group formed at this year’s Walmart Expo, the Recycling Partnership announces it will assist four U.S. cities to improve their recycling systems.
3D IMAGE. The toolkit allows GSG to transform its clients’ 2D concept drawings into 3D images, onto which graphics can be added, shrink sleeves can be realistically distorted, and more.
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Design tool visualizes package concepts in 3D

Creative production agency adopts 3D package design and visualization software to help its clients create better package designs, shorten time to market, and reduce costs.
GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
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Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements
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Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements

Package graphics communicate to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables.
FIGURE 1: Experimental set-up: Monitoring set-up in the lab showing three VisiSens detection units (cameras on the right corner) connected to a PC and software screen (a); test vial containing alginate beads in direct contact with the detector unit for CO2 monitoring (b); monitoring set-up allows detection of three parameters pH, O2 and CO2 (c).
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Immobilized plant cells: from DSMZ to the customer

VisiSens technology is used to detect metabolic activities of immobilized plant cells during simulated cell transport in a closed system.
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PMMI welcomes 29 new members

The Board of Directors of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, welcomed 29 new PMMI member companies today.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
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Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
PMMI has announced its intention to purchase Summit Media Group.
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PMMI announces intention to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc.

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging.
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.
FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers
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FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers

As FDA becomes more globally focused, drug complaints and adverse event reporting pose “cultural” challenges, as do inspections.
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Robots and packaging

Robots have made themselves mighty comfortable in packaging operations lately.

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