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.
Recycling!
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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.
Eureka! bread bag
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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.
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.
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.

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