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World not starving for edible packaging?

Backers need to sink their teeth into certain realities.
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Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle
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Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle

The six-pounder is heavy enough, but the 10.5-lb molded pulp container for Nestle Purina Petcare’s premium kitty litter is an impressive accomplishment.
Package Case Study
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New mayo bottle designed to squeeze out the last drop

Hellmann’s debuts a new inverted squeeze bottle with three improvements that allows consumers to get more mayo out of the bottle with less waste, less mess, and more control.
A 10-pack of Peeps
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Automatic case packing for Peeps

A move from RSCs to retail-ready packaging for its Peeps candy prompts Just Born to replace its manual secondary packaging process with fully automatic equipment.
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Skills gap won’t be resolved without your input

As 2.7 million job openings are created due to retirements over the next 10 years and some 700,000 new jobs emerge due to business growth, a talent shortfall in manufacturing is rearing its ugly head. Here’s what On the Edge Blogger Keith Campbell, a regular contributor to this space, has to say about a recent report on the subject.
Case-ready meats
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Regulations hinder new packaging for meat, poultry, seafood

Regulations related to the manufacture, distribution, type, and category of meat, poultry, and seafood are stifling the entry of new players and packaging innovation, says report.
Attendees filled the aisles at EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015.
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A successful second EXPO PACK Guadalajara

The sequel surpassed the success of the 2013 original with more attendees and a larger exposition.
High-quality flexo printing brings bread to shelf with a new boldness.
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Bold print for Brace’s brand

Brace’s extensive range of Family Bread popular in the UK now has bold new graphics thanks to excellence in flexographic printing
Global Data forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth
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Forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, faster FDA product approvals, and millions of previously uninsured people potentially entering the patient pool expected to help drive future pharmaceutical growth.
Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end user
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Get a clear vision

Technological advances and falling costs are driving the growth of vision systems in packaging machine designs, helping end users achieve faster, more accurate results.
The PMMI Foundation offers a financial helping hand for students and continuing education.
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PMMI Foundation awards nearly $100K

The next generation of processing and packaging professionals gets a helping hand from PMMI Foundation.
Barrier thermoformed trays have the appearance of casserole dishes.
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Ready meals in barrier trays

French ready meal producer Gendreau Group and its subsidiary VIF have launched a range of high-quality ‘country style’ ready meal items in a thermoformed barrier plastic tray.
Fiji 1
Package Case Study
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Labels trace water’s journey from cloud to bottle

A new label design for FIJI Water uses six different back-panel labels to educate consumers on the source of the water and its journey to the final packaged product.
How2Recycle Label
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P&G to use How2Recycle Label

Procter & Gamble to add SPC’s How2Recycle Label on its Dawn dish detergent packaging to encourage consumers to recycle the bottle as well as the cap.
Gerardo Barajas, director of EXPO PACK Guadalajara, opens the show.
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EXPO PACK Guadalajara opens big

The second edition of PMMI’s second Mexican trade show is almost 40 percent larger than its launch in 2013.

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