Katie Thompson receives the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior Award.
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Clemson senior wins spring semester award

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated Katie Thompson for the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award.
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.
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The timeless elegance of PET

Continuing our look back over twenty years a-growing, this line of body care products from Salon, OH-based Matrix Essentials leaped out of our May ’94 issue.
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Brightly colored, heart-shaped bottles hold scented sunscreen

Consumers just love the new collection of Brightly Scented Sun Care® products from Miami-based SolScents, packaged in heart-shaped, perfume bottle-inspired containers in vivid colors that correspond to the seven scents.
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Report forecasts pharmaceutical packaging growth

Research and Markets’ “2013 Report on the International and U.S. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market—Trends & Forecast to 2018” is now available.
Phil Hurst, CEO, Truett-Hurst, Inc.
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A toast to wine pack innovation

Phil Hurst is CEO of Healdsburg, CA-based Truett-Hurst, Inc., a wine company that in the last couple of years has introduced several new products in unique packaging formats: a paper-wrapped bottle, a molded paper bottle, and a square glass bottle, among them.
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Design for intuitive use

In the late seventies, the perceptual psychologist James Gibson altered the field of visual perception by proposing that objects have functional meaning to an observer.
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Substantial growth expected for sustainable packaging

The global market for sustainable packaging is forecast to reach $244 billion by 2018, according to a new market report from Smithers Pira, “The Future of Sustainable Packaging to 2018.”
UNIQUE DESIGN. Specially designed rollers narrow the width of the stretch film into strong bands that are extremely effective in holding pallet loads down.
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Pallet banding keeps berries free of damage

Vibration resonance during shipping was causing unacceptable levels of damage to Driscoll's pallets of berries. A unique banding system has made a huge difference.
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interpack beckons from the banks of the Rhine

Running May 8 to 14 at Germany’s massive Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, interpack offers 19 exhibit halls of packaging innovation to visitors from around the world.
Embedded drive. A smart embedded drive inside the friction feeder brought a big leap in performance for the OEM’s friction feed packaging machines.
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Stripped-down drive works wonders

A leading maker of leaflet inserters greatly increased machine speed and doubled accuracy by embedding a stripped-down servo drive in its friction feeder.
FRESH & NATURAL. The packaging for Kind Bar’s Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein bar was designed to deliver the fresh and natural message and allows the product to show through the package.
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High-protein products: The new American superstars

How well do you understand what drives purchase in this competitive category?
Panos Kinigakis
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A fresh approach to packaging education

Consumer goods manufacturers need work-ready packaging professionals to meet the growing demand for technical innovations in both developed and developing markets.
CONSISTENT BRANDING. Consistency—in both color and design—was the goal of Mondelez’ refresh of its Trident, Stimerol, and Hollywood brands in Europe and part of its strategy to revitalize the brands.
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Color consistency is key in gum rebranding

Brand life-cycle management agency oversees the rebranding of three of Mondelez Europe’s gum brands, ensuring color consistency across 11 countries and 700 SKUs.
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In-house-generated color labels save time, money

Dynamic product lines require quick-change printing versatility.

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