Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Good time to be an OEM

Who wouldn’t like what the researchers and prognosticators are saying about growth prospects for packaging machinery?
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FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
Machine Case Study
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
Wholesome! changes its packaging graphics
Package Case Study
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New Wholesome! packaging has heart

Organic and Fair Trade sweeteners company changes its name to Wholesome!, a concept that carries through to its new package graphics.
Minimal waste. The Hydroforma SP pouch maker relies on its programmable automation controller (Photo A), variable frequency driv
OEM Application Note
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Tight control reduces film waste

Water-soluble pouches have been a breakthrough in safety and convenience for the cleaning and laundry industries. They wouldn’t be feasible without tight machine control.
rokz’ line of Infusion products
Package Case Study
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Bottle brings spice to craft cocktail category

As the craft cocktail movement explodes in bars and restaurants around the world, fans of these handmade, high-quality drinks are increasingly looking for ways to create cocktail recipes with exotic and fresh ingredients at home.
CAPACITIVE SENSOR. Since the capacitive sensor was deployed on the pressure-sensitive labeling machine, positioning accuracy has
Machine Case Study
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Clear-label sensor brings $15,000 annual savings

By switching from an optical sensor to one that measures capacitance, this flexible film converter obviates the need for eye marks on the clear label release liner.
INDIA PACK 2013. Indian Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Dr. D Purandareswari (center) at the inauguration of India Pac
Feature Article
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Indian packaging industry turnover to reach $32 billion by 2020

With a turnover of $24.6 billion and a growth rate of 13% to 15% annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach $32 billion by 2020. Here’s a look at key facts and drivers.
STANDING UP AND OUT. The stand-up, modified atmosphere-packed pouches feature transparent front windows to clearly reveal the pa
Machine Case Study
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Complete fresh pet food meals in MAP SUPs

Freshpet pioneers refrigerated pet food segment and embraces the challenge of imaginative packaging options.
IHS
News
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What technologies will transform the world?

Global information company IHS Technology gathered its leading experts representing the technology supply chain from electronic components to finished products across applications markets ranging from consumer, media, and telecom; to industrial, medical, and power, in an effort to nominate and vote for their top 10 most impactful technologies over the next five years.
Biohazard
News
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Are biohazard pressure bags meeting federal regulations?

Vonco Product, LLC, a maker of flexible medical packaging bags, reports that with an increasing number of infectious biological specimens and samples being transported through traditional mail and other commercial delivery services, ensuring they are packaged safely and securely is more important than ever.
News
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Benefits of packaging line simulation

Philip R Lyman, Dir. Simulation, and David Burgos, Lead Packaging Engineer CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc., presented discussion of the advantages of packaging line simulation during Pharma EXPO.
FDA safety
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FDA requests $4.9 billion budget for FY 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting a budget of $4.9 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget—a 9% increase over the enacted budget for FY 2015.
Libbs Farmacêutica Ltda.
Machine Case Study
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Pharmaceutical track-and-trace pilot program in Brazil

Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is a global challenge.
Joe Pagliaro, Director of Innovation and Packaging, Heineken USA
Column/Opinion
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Speaking of innovation

What inspires packaging innovation? Why is it necessary? And how does the consumer fit into the equation? Joe Pagliaro, Director of Innovation and Packaging at Heineken USA, shares his insights and experiences.
Cal-Poly Packaging Program logo
Column/Opinion
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Bio-based and biodegradable plastics in packaging

Conventional polymeric materials play an important role in packaging.

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