The Premier Tech Chronos finger gripper keeps bags attractively uniform, allowing them to be palletized efficiently.
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Reliability comes to palletizing

Replacing a palletizing robot’s end-of-arm tool provides reliability on multiple levels.
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Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks
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Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks

Created for the non-drinker who wants a fun and flavorful beverage, Mocktails comes in four flavors in a “mock” cocktail shaker made of glass, with a plastic shaker overcap and resealable cap.
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Flask-shaped bottle lends masculinity to haircare line

Packaging for a new line of haircare products for men from Jack Black follows the company’s three-part formula for product success: simplicity, quality, and masculinity.
PMMI's Mechatronics Certificate Test pyramid
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PMMI adds additional mechatronics accreditation

New mechatronics certificate test on motors and motor controls is a part of the National Association of Manufacturing-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.
•	2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year: Astra Zeneca SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression from MWV.
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Astra Zeneca, Eli Lilly, Novartis win HCPC honors

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council unveils the most innovative pharmaceutical packages designed to improve patient adherence.
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FDA warns to not use products from North Carolina pharmacy

The alert comes after concerns over the company's ability to assure the sterility, stability and potency.
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New analysis tool for adverse drug events

This tool should be useful for researchers and those who work on medication safety.
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Was this experimental Ebola vaccine trial safe?

The early-stage clinical trial was conducted at the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
FDA issues final guidance on the evaluation and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids
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FDA issues final guidance on the evaluation and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 1, 2015 issued a final guidance to assist industry in developing opioid drug products with potentially abuse-deterrent properties.
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Acting director of National Cancer Institute named

The doctor received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama last year.
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The Heinz-Kraft merger from a packaging perspective

Heinz 57 would be an underestimation of the number of issues facing the company resulting from its merger with Kraft Foods.
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Evolving recycling stream is subject of new report

Report looks at recent and anticipated changes in municipal solid waste streams, principally plastics, to foster greater understanding among supply chain members.
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Bread bag is 36% bio-based

Eureka! Organic Bread switches to bread bags made of 36% sugarcane-based PE when introducing its products to the East Coast market for marketing and sustainability benefits.
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Redesigned sunscreen label conveys brand essence

Clearing the clutter on the label for its line of mineral-based sunscreen products, Goddess Garden Organics emphasizes the brand while organizing product benefits.
Ben Miyares, Packaging Sherpa
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Recent science, technology advances are good topics for digital packaging discussions

Consider recent scientific and technological observations on the nature of giant squid beaks, thermoformable paperboard, “self-healing plastics,” and the underwater tenacity of mussels.

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