The uniquely shaped bottles made on this roll-fed system are thin-walled so that they can be easily squeezed for dispensing purp
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Cosmetics & beauty care—trends at PACK EXPO

From an experienced veteran comes a look at some of the new equipment, trends, and packages introduced at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015.
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Linnette Torres Puig, Quality Director, Edwards Lifesciences
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Regulated environment: process validation in the medical device industry

Packaging professionals in the medical device industry have different regulatory requirements than the packaging standards that apply to other products.
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Packaging line integration—how should it be approached?

Like anything else in manufacturing, there are several ways to skin the cat when it comes to packaging line integration. Our exclusive survey sheds light on this important topic.
2015 Trends Report
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas Trends Report

Produced by a reporting team consisting of industry experts and a top-notch editorial team from the PMMI Media Group, this revealing report on trends and innovations is one you won’t want to miss.
Top 10 2015
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Top 10 of 2015 shows wide-ranging interests

In our annual countdown of the most well read articles on packworld.com, we find that readers were engaged in a wide variety of packaging topics—a specialty of the site.
The programmability of the moving coil electric actuator (shown) makes it the perfect sensing device in the Pressure Leak Detect
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Moving coil actuator key to inspection system

Designed for the online inspection of PET containers filled with carbonated beverages, the Pressure Leak Detector utilizes a unique breed of electric actuator.
These eight women have established rewarding careers in the subset of manufacturing known as packaging.
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Women in manufacturing: what might the packaging community do differently?

These eight women have established rewarding careers in the subset of manufacturing known as packaging.
Eric Greenberg
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SmartLabels™ link technologies, and controversies

When explaining the importance of food labels, I am in the habit of telling clients that the food label is “the crossroads of America,” meaning that it is a reflection of whatever happens to be on the mind of the American consumer.
UPS: Supply Chain Success
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Survey reveals importance of distribution and logistics partnerships

UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain’s 2015 survey results show progress in product security and adapting to regulatory changes.
Since the 14-head combination scale was installed, Branston’s crispy slices can now be packed at a rate of 77 PET rays/min.
Machine Case Study
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Product giveaway reduced from 6% to 0.4%

By going from a manual to an automated method of putting crispy potato slices into trays, this leading UK potato processor has greatly reduced the amount of product given away.
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Home-delivered meals

The latest trend in home-delivered meals is to have pre-portioned uncooked gourmet foods delivered along with an established recipe so that consumers cook the food themselves.
Mats Olsson, package design instructor, Sweden’s Broby Grafiska—College of Cross Media
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The teaching of package design in Sweden

Mats Olsson, package design instructor at Sweden’s Broby Grafiska—College of Cross Media, talks about how students move through this innovative package design program.
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As OSHA fines increase, twenty-five years worth of inflation are added in one fell swoop

The fine for running afoul of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just got higher for the first time in a quarter of a century.
One-hundred percent of liquid packaging board carries some form of barrier coating.
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Report: Coatings for paper and board packaging on the rise

Growth attributed to a sustained demand for paper-based packaging materials prompted by urbanization, population growth, and the expansion of emerging economies.
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Pressure-sensitive labels

Pressure-sensitive is the dominant label technology for consumer packaged goods, but adopting or remaining with it should be an informed decision.

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