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Overstock.com provides reusable shipping case for donations

A new partnership between Overstock.com and Give Back Box provides customers of the online retailer with a reusable case they can use to donate items to charity.
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ThermoSafe survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, and continues to rise.
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Revealing the future of the 'cold chain' industry

Survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, a number that continues to rise.
Four tips for sealing applications from Constantia Flexibles.
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Four tips for sealing applications

A “bullet-point” set of insights on roller/platen sealing, temperature/time/pressure, coating, and cross permeation.
Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan
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Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan

A recent trip to Taiwan yields a number of unique packaging formats designed with convenience at the forefront—a key consumer requirement in this country that boasts more than 5,000 7-Eleven franchises.
A packing workstation at the Stanley Black & Decker DC in Tessenderlo, Belgium.The sensor-controlled silo is filled with the air cushions.
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Air cushion dispenser helps DC meet targets

New air-cushion void fill machines allow Stanley Black & Decker to package more than 16,000 shipments per day for retail stores and regional DCs.
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Bulk bag fillers increase speed 15X

The installation of three gain-in-weight bulk bag filling systems for peanut producer Golden Grove significantly increases packaging speed and improves accuracy by 400%.
QUALITY INSPECTION. An inspection system immediately following the monobloc rinser/filler/capper on Line 9 (left) inspects the package fill level and cap placement. The same system is also used on Lines 8 and 10.
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Diageo invests $120M in three new bottling lines

Diageo expands its Plainfield, IL, bottling facility with three new high-speed lines, including a 300-bpm glass bottle line and a 260-bpm filling line for PET flasks.
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Should government dictate how healthful our food choices are?

The essence of packaging is product containment. The essence of package labeling is product identification.
Image accompanies the Cool new portion packs item.
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Packaging Technology Integrated Solutions and PW–report from interpack

New biopolymers, anti-counterfeiting breakthroughs, linerless labels, rotary aseptic filling, thermoformable paper—these were just a few of the innovations we found at interpack.
VARNISHED RAVEN. Gloss varnish over the raven image creates contrast against the matte background.
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Hands-on wine packaging

Label redesign helps Minnesota winery gain better brand recognition.
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MAP meat line is fast and flexible

When this large meat processor in southwest Germany needed more capacity, management relied heavily on two key OEM partners for a tightly integrated solution.
SMALL FOOTPRINT. The compact oxygen scavenger packet insertion system fits easily into Augason’s existing packaging space without the need for any major packaging line reconfigurations
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Automated oxygen absorber insertion

New system nearly doubles packaging line output rates versus previously used manual operations.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
BOTTLE TRACKER. As bottles travel up to the BottleTracker by conveyor, an outsert machine applies a topsert on top of the bottles. This is a folded leaflet applied to the top of each bottle that contains information related to the product.
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Apace sets the pace in pharmaceutical serialization implementation

Contract packager sees investment in serialization on its bottling and blister thermoform/fill/seal lines as an opportunity to gain business and a competitive edge.
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Humanize package design

There’s an amazing opportunity for innovation when it comes to packaging design today.

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