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Your line is watching you

You’re co-packing drink mix stick-packs in sixteen different flavors.
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Wood Turner
Column/Opinion
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The end of packaging?

In March, “obsessively organic” yogurt company Stonyfield Farm launched in limited markets a product that it hopes will pave the way for a future without packaging—Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls in an all-natural edible skin. So what’s driving this desire to eliminate packaging? Wood Turner, VP of Sustainability Innovation for Stonyfield, and Eric Freedman, VP of technology provider WikiFoods, Inc., explain.
Package Case Study
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A 20-year-old Diamond Award

Described at the time as the first retail aseptic package for processed baby food with particulates in a thermoform/fill/seal container, this package for Bledichef baby food was featured as the winner of the Diamond Award in the Dupont Awards competition for 1994.
Package Case Study
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New forming web for sandwiches

A leading German manufacturer of refrigerated sandwich products sold in thermoformed Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Vital Convenience recently switched to a new thermoforming web.
Package Case Study
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Sip on this: single-serve pouched wine debuts

Millennials looking for a new BYOW alternative for single-serve wine consumption can now select from among four varieties of single-serve wine in a 187-mL flexible spouted pouch.
Column/Opinion
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Simple truths, succinctly stated = clean label transparency

Talk about clean label transparency!
Package Case Study
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Stonyfield tests package-less froyo

Gary Hirshberg, co-founder and Chairman of organic yogurt company Stonyfield Farms says he has dreamed for years of creating a product where “after you eat the yogurt, you eat the cup too.”
Column/Opinion
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25 peeks at interpack

So many innovations came out of interpack 2014, who has time for paragraph breaks?
Clear PET carton is great for a combo pack.
Package Case Study
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Clarity, quality, and better logistics

A clear PET carton with tuck-in top and tuck-in bottom is just right for displaying a combo pack.
Two parallel-driven belt conveyors driven with different speeds during the turning process bring the bags gently into the required position.
Machine Case Study
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Palletizer provides optimized stack configuration for dry mortar

German mortar supplier Schwenk Putztechnik relies on a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility.
News
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Industry Watch—June 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the June 2014 issue of Packaging World.
News
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Major public-private recycling initiative unveiled

Announced at the Walmart Expo, the initiative projects possible recovery of 1 billion pounds of recyclables from 10 cities.
Package Case Study
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Nostalgia plays part in new Bosco syrup packaging

Updated packaging for two new flavors of Bosco syrups uses images to appeal to the brand’s original fans—baby boomers—while conveying the product’s health benefits.
Off The Shelf: Kid-pleaser pack made of PET
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Off The Shelf: Kid-pleaser pack made of PET

From True Drinks of Irvine, CA, comes AquaBall, a PET container decorated with a very special PETG shrink film label material that's printed on an equally special VSOP press.
Package Case Study
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SafeSkin Kids sports wrap brand repositioned

Kimberly-Clark refreshes its SafeSkin Kids sports wrap line, with new products and with packaging that uses kid-friendly graphics while communicating efficacy to moms.

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