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PackML Workshop draws OEMs and CPG companies at TAC

A special component of The Automation Conference in 2014, produced for the third time by Summit Media Group, was a PackML Workshop one day ahead of the conference. The workshop, which was produced in cooperation with OMAC, drew 38 registrants, about half from the Consumer Packaged Goods / end user camp and the other half from packaging machinery OEMs.
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Corrugated industry improves environmental performance

LCA shows a 32% reduction per unit in the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions between 2006 and 2010, attributed to the increased recovery of corrugated for recycling.
Off The Shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools
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Off The Shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools

With molded-in interlocking nubs and grooves on both sides, these high-density polyethylene bottles of drinks for children become bi-lingual building blocks when they are empty.
Global Healing, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing modern medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, announced that Minnesota Thermal Sciences (MTS), donated two Credo DURACUBE™ LT transportation containers for the safe delivery of blood products to rural Honduras.
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Hardshell shipper delivers blood products safely in Honduras

Credo DURACUBE LT mid-sized hardshell shipping container brings current technology to resource-constrained part of the world.
Special IML technology delivers great graphics on this two-chamber dessert cup.
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Special IML technique for two-chamber cup

Packaging plays a key role in the new Monte desserts from Germany’s Zott GmbH.
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Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
Clever positioning of top and bottom tabs make this pack easy to open.
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Senior-friendly lunch meat pack

A new kind of luncheon meat package that started reaching store shelves early this year comes from Atria Plc, one of the leading food companies in the Nordic countries, Russia, and the Baltic Region.
Flowcontrol means no glugging or spills.
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Flowcontrol bottle for motor oil

A custom 5-L oil container for leading UK producer Millers Oils features a unique dispensing closure that allows the oil to be fully controllable and to flow freely and easily.
USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
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USP needs input from pharma industry experts: Mary Foster

USP to focus on the topics of Good Distribution Practices (GDPs) for pharmaceuticals, quality management systems, environmental conditions management, importation/exportation management, and supply chain integrity and security issues.
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Coke launches 'second life' campaign

A clever campaign aimed at tackling plastic waste in Vietnam is taking off and will soon expand across Asia.
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Soothing style calms tanning product fears

Package graphics for a new tanning lotion/skincare line feature a pattern of undulations, like swaths of silk, in hues of teal, gold, and magenta to convey a calming experience.
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A tour of a recycling center

Tour educates on the facility’s operations.
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Is too much education the problem with the economy?

Have we created unrealistic expectations by educating more people with college degrees than what there are jobs that require those degrees?
RIVA, an automated compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems, prepares IV bags 50 mL to 1,000 mL, and can also prepare low-concentration dilution bags for pediatric dosing.
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GHS automates sterile IV compounding

A new pharmacy is equipped with two automated compounding systems that serve the South Carolina health system’s five locations, improving patient safety as well as internal productivity and efficiency.
RIVA automated compounding technology from Intelligent Hospital Systems compounds syringes and IV bags in an ISO Class 5 environment that enhances the safety of compounded medications while reducing cost and waste.
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How RIVA works at Greenville Hospital Systems

A detailed look at how self-contained RIVA equipment automatically compounds IV syringes or bags for improved patient safety, productivity and efficiency at Greenville Hospital Systems in SC.

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