ROW PLACEMENT. At Clinton’s Ditch, two six-axis robots gently turn and/or position each package in one of three zones on the con
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Robots rise to packaging challenges

Packaging end users increasingly look to robotics and automation to provide a number of flexibility, efficiency, quality, cost, and safety benefits.
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Steady gains in sustainability are sometimes overlooked

Even when sustainability isn’t a package’s main reason for being, sometimes that package turns out to be ‘green’ after all.
Insights on Teva’s acquisition of Allergan Generics
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Insights on Teva’s acquisition of Allergan Generics

As acquisitions of specialty and generic pharmaceutical companies continue to escalate, Frost & Sullivan analysts weigh in on Teva’s purchase of Allergan Generics.
INK-JET CODING. Cans are inverted on a twist rail so that an ink-jet date code can be imprinted on the bottoms.
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Victory Brewing taps into cans

Consumers have made it abundantly clear that when it comes to craft beer, they’d like to see it available in cans as well as bottles. Victory Brewing got the message.
LINEAR SYSTEM. Exiting the in-line linear system, filled and lidded single-serve cups are picked 36 at a time and placed into la
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Byrne Dairy breaks into yoghurt

Widely known as a technology leader in the fresh and ESL areas of dairy production and packaging, Byrne Dairy hears the call of Greek yoghurt and answers in a big way.
Sessions give visitors a glimpse of cutting edge technology presented by industry leaders.
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An Innovation Stage first look

More than 40 free, educational sessions at PACK EXPO address flexible packaging, OEE and workforce engagement, and many more critical topics.
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Industry Watch—August 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the August 2015 issue of Packaging World.
Examining food recalls, health issues, packaging and safety
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Examining food recalls, health issues, packaging and safety

Rise in food recalls catalyzes development of improved safety technologies, finds Frost & Sullivan.
Kegs are turned by the robot and placed on a conveyor leading to the keg washer.
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Robot anchors new keg line

Faced with increased demand for both beer and cider products in recent years, Asahi Premium Beverages (APB) of Melbourne, Australia, installed a new kegging line in its plant in Laverton, a Melbourne suburb.
Laser coding brings multiple benefits to Minhas.
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Printing upgrade at brewery

Minhas Brewery of Monroe, WI, has been busy upgrading its marking and date coding capabilities.
Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles
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Light shines negatively on next-gen PET bottles

New research study indicates that PET bottles exposed to UV light negatively impact processing/visual attributes of next-generation bottles.
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Confections aplenty at PACK EXPO

The National Confectioners Association hosts The Candy Bar Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.
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CPA brings insight to Innovation Stage

Session to tout value of contract packagers at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
Nanotechnology and healthcare diagnostics.
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What’s new in nanotechnology?

A look at nanotech for healthcare diagnostics and treatment, and how medical and pharmaceutical applications will boost the global nanocoatings market.
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Driving efficiency in industrial automation

There’s recent news to share from two organizations whose fundamental reason for being is to drive efficiency in industrial automation: Sercos (Serial Realtime Communication System) and PLCopen.

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