IGPS
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Petfood packager moves to plastic pallets

Switching from wood to plastic pallets results in significant cost savings and enhances the human and food safety initiatives of America’s oldest family-owned petfood company.
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The Innovation Stage made its EXPO PACK Mexico debut.
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EXPO PACK México Sets New Bar

After three decades, the largest packaging and processing show in Mexico continues growing.
What market is forecast to top $80 billion by 2020?
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What market is forecast to top $80 billion by 2020?

E-pedigree authentication, holograms to grow the pharmaceutical and cosmetics anti-counterfeiting technology market.
COSMOS1
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Puffed corn company rebrands entire savory snack line

Puffed corn snack debuts new look that aligns with customer and retailer feedback and makes its product more prominent on store shelves.
OpX offers solutions in TCO and OEE.
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New website unlocks CPG operations knowledge

Need to make sense of how to calculate your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)? Do you know how to evaluate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for each piece of processing and packaging machinery in your plant?
ReadyRipe Watermelon Pouch
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Bags keep cut watermelon fresh up to 11 days

A gusseted bag for sliced watermelon provides an extended shelf life and adds consumer convenience with a carry handle, resealability, and the option to buy smaller portions.
SPEEDS TO 400 CPM.
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Boehringer Ingelheim raises the bar in biopharmaceutical production

Filling and isolator equipment brings a whole new level of flexibility to the manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals, meeting today's requirements as well as tomorrow's.
Striking color range for new hair care line.
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Makeover for hair care range

Striking color variety is the key distinguishing packaging characteristic on a new range of Be Gorgeous shampoos, conditioners, and hair enhancing products from Phil Smith Haircare, available exclusively in the Sainsbury’s chain of supermarkets.
Ocean Vodka
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Glass float bottle a win for Ocean Organic Vodka

Packaging for a unique vodka brand blended with ocean mineral water takes its cues from ‘ocean-only’ artifacts, including hand-blown fishing net floats.
Fa
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Aerosol can has 15% less aluminum than standard package

Henkel Beauty Care updates the aluminum aerosol can for its Fa deodorant brand, using a new structure that is 15% lighter than a standard aluminum aerosol package.
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Free tools evaluate plastics-to-fuel technologies

Available online from ACC and Ocean Recovery Alliance, two new tools help communities explore their potential to adopt plastics-to-fuel technologies.
Pharma EXPO takes Las Vegas
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Pharma EXPO takes Las Vegas

With the strength of PACK EXPO alongside them, new technologies, insights, and ideas are laying the groundwork for Pharma EXPO’s powerful Las Vegas debut.
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Calling for integrated education

Among the highlights of The Automation Conference held May 19-20 in Chicago were two keynote presentations that addressed the transformation now underway within industry and manufacturing as we adopt and deploy internet-thinking and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Both speakers emphasized that the hard part of achieving business-transforming results is really the soft part: the issues of leadership, collaboration, change management, and action-orientation. On the Edge blogger Keith Campbell, a regular contributor to Packaging World and to this newsletter, had this reaction about the TAC presentations.
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20 years of stick packing in America: What have we learned?

Neil Kozarsky, CEO and President of Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M.) offers insight on past predictions, current emerging trends and the 'remarkable journey' of flexible stick packaging as the format approaches its 20th year in North America.
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Las Vegas spotlight on contract packaging

Second edition of the Contract Packaging Assn’s PACK EXPO display provides showcase of contract packagers and their goods and services.

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