PROPRIETARY FILLER. Stacked Wines custom-engineered the proprietary filler using a MAP process that eliminates headspace from th
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Single-serve wine gets its own line

Expanding from 4,000 cases in 2012 to 40,000 in 2013, Stacked Wines engineers a proprietary packaging line to bottle its single-serve PET-based wine containers at 180 bottles/min.
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Flow wrapping. The cutting of the film in the individual flow wrapping unit is triggered by a CS8 color sensor
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Sensors drive paper tissue system

More than 40 sensors tightly integrated with about the same number of servo motors are the keys to this high-speed, modular system for producing and packaging tissue packets.
Slitter/rewinder. Mechanical flexibility and precise tension control are among the key benefits AB Graphic International values
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The future of machine programming is FAST

ABG reduced design time and costs with Application Templates that lead to software modules so modular in nature that they are effectively autonomous programs in their own right.
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New realities for packaging

Our traditional understanding of and approach to reality is being challenged these days.
Mediterra Nutrition Bars
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Savory snack bars emphasize healthful ingredients

Less than a year old, Mediterra Nutrition Bars from NYC-based Mediterra Inc. have been picked up by more than 350 Target stores nationwide as well as several heath food chains, with consumers clamoring for the savory snack bars.
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AIP/IoPP partnership elevates CPP certification

The Certified Packaging Professional designation will become the leading mark of excellence internationally and a must-have recognition of industry proficiency and achievement for packaging professionals under a new partnership announced by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) in the U.S. and the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP).
Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO, Byrne Dairy
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Byrne Dairy on agritourism

Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO at Syracuse, NY-based Byrne Dairy, talks about a new expansion and how packaging lines fit into an upstate New York agritourism initiative.
Syringes
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Pharmapack Europe covered lots of ground

Exclusive coverage fom Pharmapack Europe includes strategies for handling injectables, updates on new regs for med devices, and a look at the challenges of veterinary drugs.
XRCEL
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Supplement bottle delivers convenience

Properly sized, ergonomic, and easy to manipulate in the physically strenuous environments in which it is used, packaging for the new XRCEL Sports Fuel supplement line provides the same level of performance as the glucose gel it holds, according to brand owner New World Consumer Products, LLC.
Figure 1: Equipment Hygiene LeveL DecIsion Tree for Low-Moisture Food
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How to optimize sanitary machine design

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence, founded by PMMI in 2011, recently released ‘ONE VOICE for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.’
Love Beets juice in PET bottle
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Beet branding extends to juice

Love Beets introduces new PET bottles for its established beet beverages and a glass container for an organic launch, with graphics consistent with its ready-to-eat beet packaging.
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FDA issues guidance for repackaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Feb. 2015 Guidance for Industry titled, “Repackaging of Certain Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities,” that is being distributed for comment purposes only.
DRAMATIC COLORS. PTI’s oPTI foam bottle technology has been engineered to provide brand owners with a greater color selection fo
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New materials, equipment address consumer trends

The Packaging Conference 2015 brings announcements on new materials and technologies developed in response to consumer trends, both new and ongoing.
Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal
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Ready-made steel-cut oats in a retort carton

Steel cut oats, made from whole oat groats, are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
Hoppy Paws stamper kit package
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Tracking innovative product/package development

Debuted to the general public on the television show “Shark Tank,” Hoppy Paws, Newport Beach, CA, has created a product to add fun and imagination to the holidays.

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