Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome
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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome

Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, Ontario, has introduced its Wild Wonders Gourmet Medley tomatoes in a thermoformed PET that is interesting because it is not a clamshell.
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Box for vegan truffles conveys purity, luxury

Gourmet vegan chocolatier selects 100% recycled kraft paperboard boxes that reflect the company’s commitment to wholesome, holistic ingredients and practices.
Shelf-stable pouch advances at PACK EXPO
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Shelf-stable pouch advances at PACK EXPO

Convenience foods and drinks remain shelf stable longer with Printpack's new barrier films for stand-up pouches, cereal box pouches become more sustainable with 57% renewable content, and woven PP bags offer a more economical option for large pet food bags.
Hot-melt systems answer virtually every need
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Hot-melt systems answer virtually every need

Nordson's "nVest for Success" concept presents its Freedom and ProBlue Liberty tankless hot melt applicators, featuring energy efficiency, char-free operation and intuitive controls. The ProBlue tank-style model lets users choose virtually any type of adhesive, anywhere in the world.
HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility
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HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility

Columbia's complete closed-loop palletizer HL7200 features Cat 3 compliant safety systems including dual channel safety interlocks, full height light curtains and upper-level guards. System flexibility allows quick pallet pattern changes and ability to handle different package types including shrink bundles, totes and unwrapped trays.
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Minimize global warming while soothing diaper rash

A new pediatric product from Mission Pharmacal, Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray in an aerosol can uses a propellant that offers a near-zero Global Warming Potential.
High-barrier film supplier expands in NA
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High-barrier film supplier expands in NA

Tokyo-based high-barrier film supplier Toppan announces plans to construct its first North American plant in Georgia to bolster its ability to supply its GL film brand.
Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging
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Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging

Full service plastic product solutions company R&D Leverage offers design to tooling to manufacturing, including full mold manufacturing for injection molds, PET and IBM tooling.
DIY mushrooms, co-packed for Back to the Roots
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Home mushroom farming, fish-gardening and other supply chain collaboration challenges

Offbeat brand Back to the Roots uses co-packers to gain national retail prominence; co-packers and other suppliers add insights at supply chain collaboration panel at Pack Expo.
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Technology provider perspectives on PACK EXPO

Joe Martin of Beckhoff Automation discusses PACK EXPO and technology on display with Keith Campbell.
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Key trends at PACK EXPO 2014

Life style, sustainability, food safety, design, and convenience were the front-and-center trends at PACK EXPO 2014, says Tetra Pak's Suley Muratoglu.
3D design software speeds time to market
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3D design software speeds time to market

Esko's 3D package design software suite allows designers to create 3D package models within a traditional workflow, focusing on package structure, design creation, and package presentation in simulated environments.
SSL-6001 vertical sleeve labeler runs at 600 cpm
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SSL-6001 vertical sleeve labeler runs at 600 cpm

10-color labeler is fast, efficient, easy to maintain, and creates visually striking labels.
Touch-free flow monitor scans profiles in real time
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Touch-free flow monitor scans profiles in real time

Opti-Flow flow monitor uses vision system and software to scan the surface profile of the material as it is conveyed to collect real-time data.
Digital inkjet press provides variable printing, die cutting
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Digital inkjet press provides variable printing, die cutting

Colordyne Technologies' new 3600 Series high-speed digital inkjet printing system offers high-resolution, four-color variable-data printing with in-line laser finishing capabilities.

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