Sensors enable clear object detection. Source: Banner
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CPG manufacturers benefit from sensor technology advances

One trend in packaging machine design is to move from tool-less changeovers to automated changeovers, reducing the complexity and downtime related to product variation. Sensors of various types enable the automation.
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Banner's IVu  is a vision sensor that can identify mislabeling.
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Sensor trends affecting packaging automation

Non-rigid packaging handling, quality control and trace-and-trace applications are being improved by advances in sensor technology. Here’s how.
Jay Leno will be featured at the Pack Expo Lecture Series November 3 in Chicago.
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Jay Leno to liven up Pack Expo proceedings

“We heard he was out of work, so we figured we’d give him something to do.”
Feature Article
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Needed: Corporate policy for loading and securing trailers-Part 1

A comprehensive policy governing loading and securing trailers is the best way to keep on trucking.
Dr. Michael Drues is President of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences, an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
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10 questions for the future of medicine, circa 2024

The global healthcare community’s responses to these 10 questions could have a profound impact on the future of medicine—and its packaging.
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Free toolkit on foodservice packaging recovery released

Content includes case studies of successful recovery and reuse programs, interactive maps spotlighting opportunities for recovery, and results from recent studies.
Column/Opinion
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Best practices in manufacturing workforce development

How do we get today’s young people and their parents to understand that a two-year Associates Degree in the field of manufacturing could be a pathway to prosperity, while enrolling in a four-year College or University might be a one-way ticket to Debtville?
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Are bearings making you spin your wheels?

Where would automation be without bearings? That's the premise behind this white paper by Ian A. Rubin, Director of Marketing, mounted bearings, for the Sealmaster, System Plast, and Browning brands at Emerson Power Transmission Solutions. Rubin also addresses a number of myths surrounding bearing use.
Recently promoted to Senior Art Director is Summit's Dave Bacho.
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Summit announces promotion and expansion

Packaging World's lead art director has been promoted and a new graphic artist is joining the expanded staff at Summit Media Group.
SiO2 offers plasma glass-coated plastic prefilled syringes.
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Innovation at PDA Europe

Plasma glass-coated plastic prefilled syringes—the best of both worlds.
HealthPack 2014 in Albuquerque included a number of exhbitor booths.
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Are medical device manufacturers overwhelmed with standards?

Medical device standards and regulations generate discussion at HealthPack 2014’s opening day.
Package Case Study
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Daisy updates cottage cheese pack

Colored lids and updated graphics for Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese packaging highlights ‘The Daisy Difference’: high-quality ingredients.
Desmond Hunt addressed U.S. Pharmacopeia issues at PDA Europe 2014.
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PDA Europe addresses regulatory and standards issues

Regulatory and standards agencies must move forward to take into account complex biologics, single-use manufacturing, improved testing methods, etc.
New technology and trends revealed at PDA Europe, held in Brussels.
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New technology and trends revealed at PDA Europe

Bayer’s Dr. Joerg Zuercher points the way for future considerations in parenteral packaging.
BLISTER PACK. This compliance-prompting pack for a clinical trials application includes room for patient initials and date dispensed.
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The changing face of clinical trial services

A contract packager examines trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry.

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