Ease of operation. Flexible and easy to configure, the programmable safety controller now used by S&R Robot Systems is operator friendly.
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Safety controller fits robot integrator

Taking safety inputs and keeping track of them redundantly to prevent harm to operators—it’s an important task in today’s increasingly sophisticated machines.
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Dannon’s Double Delights

Two-compartment yogurt containers are everywhere these days, but back in 1995 the concept was pretty unusual.
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AmeriStars award medical device tray

Boston Scientific’s ACUITY Pro lead delivery system package, designed and supplied by Nelipak Healthcare Packaging , was a Medical Device category winner at the recent IoPPAmeriStar & Visionary Awards ceremony during EastPackNew York.
Dan Balan
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Is it time for a socratic examination of packaging?

The Greek philosopher known for his wit and wisdom, Socrates came to fame by asking questions.
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Industry Watch—September 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the September 2014 issue of Packaging World.
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Inspired by nature: Dell debuts plastic made from air

This fall, computer giant Dell is debuting a new plastics technology that may represent its most innovative sustainable packaging project yet.
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Understanding 'Millennial Moms'

Eric Staples, Senior Creative Strategist for Bluedog Design LLC—the company responsible for designing the packaging for Beech-Nut’s new 100% natural baby food—shares insights on the challenges of designing for 'Millennial Moms.'
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Fresh-picked bottle design for Welch's new juice

With label graphics that appeal to the farm-to-fork product lover and a sophisticated bottle shape that provides a premium appearance, easy pouring, and operational efficiencies, packaging for Welch’s new Farmer’s Pick 100% Juices is delivering multiple benefits to both the consumer and the packager.
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New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence

A portable package that includes a shapely bottle, easy-to-open liner, and tamper-evident closure gives the Tummy Company a unique retail shelf presence for its new Relief OTC™, an FDA-compliant, over-the-counter antacid aimed to help the estimated 25 million people in the U.S. suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily.
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Shrink-sleeve energizes health shot

Providing tamper-evidence and high graphic impact, a gravure-printed polyvinyl chloride shrink sleeve for Aliso Viejo, CA-based Zazen LLC’s line of herbal pain-relief drinks provides the pizzazz needed to compete in a crowded category.
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Souped-up bottle design drives interest in new Armor All product

In preparing the launch of its all-in-one Armor All Premium Wash & Wax + Protect auto care product, Armoured AutoGroup of Danbury, CT, sought a distinctive package design that would stand out in the crowded car care category.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The case for and against RFID in pharma

Reaching necessary read accuracies remains a challenge in pharmaceuticals, but RFID could still prove useful.
Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans
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Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans

Not only do cartons provide shelf presence and add security, but they also deliver an anticipation of 'what’s inside.'
Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019
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Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019

Authentication technologies to grow the highest within this market due to increasing awareness of counterfeit products.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Packaging leads to CPSC action

Commission says some Dr. Reddy’s packaging failed to meet ‘special packaging’ that is resistant to children but openable by adults.

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