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CTT Returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas focuses on improving productivity, efficiency and agility.
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Pharmaceutical market forecasts to 2020
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Pharmaceutical market forecasts to 2020

MarketsandMarkets predicts the pharmaceutical packaging market will be worth $80 billion by 2020, while Persistence Market Research analyzes the future of glass in pharma.
Ipack-Ima was heavily attended, including a strong showing by visitors from outside of Italy.
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Ipack-Ima exceeds expectations

IPACK-IMA 2015, a leading exhibition of processing and packaging technology held at Fiera Milano between May 19th and was well attended, and about one-fourth of those attendees came from outside of Italy.
Shown here in a photo supplied by Freudenberg-NOK is a seal.
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Addressing extractables and leachables

E&L Europe to revisit London this November; new study looks at interactions with pharmaceutical preparation, including the separation of components from an elastomer mixture.
SINGULARLY DELICIOUS. David’s Cookies’ produces single-serve premium products for food service and retail markets.
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Horizontal flow wrapper for single-serve baked goods

Next-generation equipment perfectly meets David’s Cookies’ need for easier pack size changeover and faster production speeds.
Aluminum can report
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Recycling rates: How do aluminum cans stack up?

New report provides a holistic approach to tracking the sustainability of aluminum cans and provides key findings on recycling rates, recycled content, and the value of aluminum scrap.
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Update on ISA spec

An important specification based on ISA88 that has been gaining traction in the packaging arena is ISA-TR88.00.02, a product of OMAC’s Packaging Workgroup and ISA. The specification encourages modular and flexible packaging automation solutions that can share a common batch control interface with the upstream processing equipment. This approach drives a consistent look and feel for users, easier line integration and changeovers, and lower machine costs.
Off The Shelf: Loading up on laundry packaging innovation
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Off The Shelf: Loading up on laundry packaging innovation

New Purex PowerShot package provides auto dosing of super-concentrated liquid laundry detergent through its “PowerShot engine” integrated dosing/measuring cap, while Puretergent “better for you” detergent comes in a 50-oz flexible pouch with attached dispensing tap and measuring cup.
Mondelez logo
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Mondelez exceeds packaging reduction goal by 78%

An annual report from Mondelez detailing its progress against its environmental goals describes how the company has eliminated 89 million lb of packaging since 2013.
The Coca-Cola Company pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
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Coke’s 100% plant-based bottle exhibited at Expo Milano

The package represents the first demonstration scale production of a PET bottle made entirely from plant-based material.
Puck
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80-SKU redesign anchored by emotive device

Arla Foods redesigns the packaging for its Puck line of dairy and cooking products, launching a holding device that now forms part of the Puck visual equity toolbox.
Fast Orange 1
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Rocker cap speeds handwash dispensing

Mechanics and DIYers will appreciate the new disc-top rocker closure used for Fast Orange waterless hand cleaner that allows for one-hand opening and dispensing.
Jill Costelow, VP Operations and Supply Chain, Pressed Juicery, LLC
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Women in operations

Jill Costelow, VP Operations and Supply Chain for Pressed Juicery, LLC, a cold-pressed juice company in Fresno, CA, discusses her experiences as a female mechanical engineer in a male-dominated field and suggests ways CPGs and packaging organizations can encourage and support young women to pursue a STEM career.
REMOVING RESHIPPERS. Arriving at the Heaven Hill plant in corrugated reshippers, the glass bottles are fed into the filling line
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Twin-bowl filling is just the ticket

Limited floor space was a factor as Heaven Hill Distilleries evaluated new filling equipment. It led to the Bardstown plant being the first to install a new kind of filler.
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Is ‘less’ truly ‘more’ in package design?

A discussion on something that’s conceptually simple but complex in its implementation.

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