U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production. Shown here is the fully automated insertion of a spring into a plastic auto injector component.
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U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production

Consisting of 14 plastic components and three metal parts, the auto injectors are used for the treatment of moderate to severe active psoriasis arthritis.
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Secure seal and great shelf impact.
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Packaging sets antacid product apart

With an estimated 25 million people in the United States suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily, Relief OTC™ set out to create a fast-acting liquid antacid to help these consumers.
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U.S. demand for pet food packaging to reach $2.5B

Pet food packaging growth will be spurred by a rebound in the pet population as well as pet owners’ growing desire to give their animals more nutritious, healthier food options.
VERSATILE EOAT. The specially designed vacuum EOAT for the empty-can depalletizer can handle a range of surfaces, including slip-sheets, plastic pallets, and steel cans without cross contamination.
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Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting

Coating Systems company adds palletizing equipment that integrates PLC and robot controls for ease of operation.
MULTIFUNCTION EOAT. The robot not only picks and places lay-flat flexible pouches into the stainless-steel trays, but it also transfers empty trays onto the stack for filling.
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From zero to 10 robots in 2.5 years

Olive producer adds robot to transfer pouched product to trays for delivery to retort system. Success leads to further investments in robotics.
The Model R700 ADABOT-LV, used at Great Lakes Cheese to case-pack pouched product, is designed for retail-ready applications as well as conventional lay-flat and horizontal formats.
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Robots meet special needs of sliced cheese

Ohio’s Great Lakes Cheese adds pick-and-place robots for its shingled cheese packs and for pouched cheese placed in retail-ready cases.
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Gummi 'burgers' assembled, packaged at 540/min

German candy maker Trolli GmbH installs fully automated packaging line equipped with multiple robots for its mini gummi-burger line.
Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes
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Off The Shelf: What a difference a label makes

When Traina Foods launched a premium ketchup made from sun-dried tomatoes, the innovative company decorated its HDPE bottle with a gorgeous full-body shrink sleeve label to set its product apart from the "sea of red."
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Cabinet-free packaging machines?

In the last edition of this newsletter, we featured a handful of new developments that Packaging World Blogger and Contributing Editor Keith Campbell found at interpack 2014. Here’s three more.
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Packaging World and Cal Poly to conduct market research

Summit Media Group’s Packaging World and the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI) have announced a research initiative to explore how leading-edge packaging technologies are driving marketing innovation.
End-user needs will drive the new industrial revolution
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End-user needs will drive the new industrial revolution

Frost & Sullivan is organizing focus groups to understand the end-user perspective for Industrie 4.0.
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Garnier Green Garden uses transformed packaging waste

Teaching farm and winner of Garnier Green Garden campaign gets plastic patio tables, trash receptacles, and other plastic items made from recovered beauty care packaging.
Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus. This photo for illustrative purposes only.
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Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus

'Well-packed' samples of biological agents believed to have been assembled between 1946 and 1964 were shipped to a Homeland Security Center for safeguarding.
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If you can’t stand the heat

Here are some cold hard facts about using packaging to beat the heat.
Hasbro packaged a special Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven for the brand’s 50th anniversary in a disruptive manner, targeting both girls and boys.
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Category disruptors: You break it, you own it

Consumer brands that dare challenge the expected need to deliver their products in category-disruptive packaging. Breaking the status quo helps brands to own their categories; it’s what leaders do.

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