Shipping case cleanliness
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Recycling reduces bacterial loading for corrugated shippers

In new study of corrugated shippers from six U.S. manufacturers, 100% of packages meet acceptable sanitation levels. Single-use purpose is said to contribute to cleanliness.
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Ultra-premium petfood gets reclosable seal

Pet Food UK selects a 1.5-kg flexible pouch for its new petfood product that uses a reclosable hook-and-fastener system to provide convenience and product protection.
The X33 x-ray inspection features a redesigned, more user-friendly interface
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Private labeler Zinetti Foods upgrades with X-ray inspection

The private labeler of frozen entrees added X-rays to its inspection line to enhance food safety and ensure food safety for its retail chain customers. Vendor: Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
Lucky Budda Beauty
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Walmart expo spurs sustainable end-cap

Walmart collaborates with supplier of cellulose-based packaging material and Lucky Budda Beer to design a sturdy, recyclable end cap for select Walmart stores.
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Spirits bottle celebrates Lunar New Year

A special, limited-edition bottle for Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whiskey employs Chinese ceramic artistry to celebrate the Year of the Ram.
Beckhoff's booth at WestPack 2015 illustrates the possibilities of Industry 4.0
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Industry 4.0 at WestPack

The sometimes the vague concept known as Industry 4.0/Industrial Internet of Things was a subject of discussion at more than one booth at WestPack and Automation Technology West, held in Anaheim Feb. 10-12; but there was nothing vague about the conversations to be had at these booths.
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DscoopX unveils Packaging Renaissance event

DscoopX, the largest annual conference for users of digital printing in North America, will host the first ever DscoopX Packaging Renaissance.
Off The Shelf: Big time space savings
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Off The Shelf: Big time space savings

It's remarkable how much cost can be taken out of the value chain when primary packaging is carefully examined.
Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips
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Compostable pouch is perfect fit for seaweed chips

For its line of natural seaweed chips, New Frontier Foods selects a pouch package made from compostable wood pulp that matches its Ocean’s Halo brand identity.
PACKAGE INSPECTION. Amway turned to Mettler-Toledo’s product inspection group for Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline x-ray insp
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New equipment energizes Amway’s nutritional packaging

Eight checkweighers and six x-ray systems support canister, stick-pack and pouch packaging lines at Amway’s Nutrilite® facility in Ada, MI.
Protective Packaging Report
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Protective packaging market to see growth

Investment in more sustainable materials and the rise of online shopping are two trends that will impact the protective packaging market through 2019, notes new report.
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Report calls out food/beverage brands for poor sustainability policies

A new report analyzes the sustainable packaging practices of 47 fast-food chains, beverage companies, and consumer goods companies, highlighting leaders and laggards.
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Contract Packaging Association offers technical scholarship

CPA, in partnership with IoPP, announces a $2,500 scholarship to a student specializing in packaging machinery or systems.
PMMI announces launch of PMMI Media Group.
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PMMI announces launch of PMMI Media Group

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announced the launch of PMMI Media Group (PMG) — a market-leading B2B media company with print and digital offerings that produce business intelligence and connect processing and packaging customers with solution providers every day.
GreenShield Organic sugarcane-based HDPE bottle
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Sugarcane-based bottle aligns with organic cleaners

Organic cleaning products company Greenology switches to sugarcane-based HDPE bottles that provide the same functionality as petroleum-based packaging in a renewable material.

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