How some new valves can ensure low leakage and high flow
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How some new valves can ensure low leakage and high flow

This video demonstration of three valves is a must-see for packaging machinery manufacturers who have large flow, low-leak applications.
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New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
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Carton Council speaks on increased recycling opportunities

Jason Pelz, Vice President of Recycling Projects for the Carton Council of North America, discusses the council’s progress in increasing access to carton recycling by 177% since 2009.
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Processing and packaging groups converge at Pack Expo

PMMI, owner and producer of Pack Expo International 2014, is pleased to announce more than 30 leading packaging and processing professional associations from all over the world will be on hand at Pack Expo International 2014 November 2-5 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Package Case Study
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Graphic redesign for Philly Cheesesteak focuses on authenticity

A complete redesign of the packaging graphics for handcrafted heat-and-serve deli sandwiches focuses on the artistic and emotive side of the brand and adds clarity and consistency.
Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America’s fallen warriors
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Dog Tag Brewing launches beer honoring America’s fallen warriors

Unique can images made possible using special printing technology tell the story of 12 fallen warriors.
MULTIFACETED REDESIGN.  The new clamshell package for Hypertherm’s consumables offers a more compact footprint, with 20% less material, and a more consistent, cleaner brand appearance on shelf.
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Holistic thinking guides clamshell redesign

Hypertherm redesigns packaging for 220 SKUs of metal-cutting consumables for a more environmentally friendly clamshell that protects against product counterfeiting.
Off The Shelf: Unique windowed carton for promo pack
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Off The Shelf: Unique windowed carton for promo pack

United Pet Group needed a special folding carton for a Bonus Pack it was launching with the PetSmart chain of pet supply stores, and it got what it needed in this innovative carton solution.
COMBINATION PACKAGE.  By using both paperboard and plastic in its Bonus Pack carton, UPG was able to get a terrific combination of shelf impact, clarity, and cost optimization.
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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.
Machine Case Study
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Table maker speeds delivery with on-demand box making

Part of MityLite’s supply chain transformation, a new custom case-making system reduces material inventory, improves efficiencies, and shortens delivery lead times.
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Crucial things you may be overlooking in expanding your brand globally

Over the last 20 years, the economic landscape for companies producing fast-moving consumer goods has changed dramatically.
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Implementing the Internet of Things incrementally

Optimizing existing technologies to integrate data is a way to increase productivity and efficiency, and it doesn’t have to all happen in one fell swoop.
CLOSE WORK CEO. Richard Hanley (center) fills the bottles via semi-automatic hydraulic filler.
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Semiautomatic labeling is perfectly suitable

Efficiently and economically fits the needs of incubator start-ups and other small-volume packaging operations.
Package of the year.  Noven Therapeutics  Brisdelle is indicated for the  treatment of moderate to severe  vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated  with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance  design features calendarized dosing for 30 days  of therapy, with a designated area for the patient  to note the starting date of the therapy.
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HCPC names 2013 Compliance Packages of the Year

Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle wins top honors during RxAdherence 2014.
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What's next in active and intelligent food packaging?

Among the types of active and intelligent packaging most commonly researched is antimicrobial food packaging. But when will we see commercialization and true marketplace impact?

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