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A closer look at Carlsberg’s fiber bottle

Though more work remains before a bottle sits on a store shelf, the fiber bottle that Carlsberg has been working on is beginning to round into shape. Here’s a peek at what to expect.
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Nine lines. The modernization project involved nine packaging lines.
Controls Case Study
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Safety management

When it came time to modernize packaging operations, Swiss potato chip manufacturer Zweifel Pomy-Chips sought a reliable partner in addressing safety requirements.
PREFORMED BAGS. Preformed, preprinted, and pre-perforated bags are supplied to FMR fanfolded in a case, from which the bag film
Machine Case Study
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Hermit crab 'accessories' now packed automatically

The switch from manual packaging of hermit crab products to an automated filling and sealing bagger speeds production, lowers labor costs, and ensures product quality.
Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com
Feature Article
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Packaging materials reduce damages for wheel/tire shipments

Mark Atwater, Director of Vendor Relations, CARiD.com, discusses the importance of packaging, and how working with the UPS Package Design and Test Lab reduced parts damage during distribution.
Cetaphil Baby
Package Case Study
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Cetaphil brand softened for baby skincare products

Since their introduction 60 years ago, Cetaphil therapeutic skincare products from Galderma Laboratories have been formulated with the philosophy of “gentle power,” providing thorough cleansing and moisturizing without stripping or clogging the skin.
Just Right by Purina
Package Case Study
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Personalized petfood is Just Right

When it comes to packaged food, consumers have a virtually endless number of products from which to choose to meet their nutritional needs, taste preferences, and life stage.
Pierre Pienaar, CPP
Column/Opinion
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Designing cost-effective packaging strategies

I would love the opportunity to consult a reliable crystal ball and see what lies ahead for this very important business we call packaging.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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ISTA’s Advocate Program

The rise of e-commerce and the steady growth of the global marketplace are among the reasons why package design and test protocols need to be reexamined.
Total Compensation in 2014
Feature Article
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Earnings, satisfaction rise, reveals 2015 Salary Survey

Average earnings jump 3.54% in 2014 compared with the previous year. Compensation increases for 74% of respondents, with an average bump of 3.7%.
COMPACT SOLUTION. ARA chose a rotary vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, date coder, and labeler t
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Vf/f/s system suits snack maker’s flexibility needs

Tropical snacks maker increases capacity, improves efficiency, and realizes flexibility with a new vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, and date coder.
CONTAINER CONVEYANCE. Mushrooms are packed in HDPE and RPET tubs or corrugated folding cartons in 8-, 12-, 16-, or 24-oz weights
Machine Case Study
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Easy-clean conveyor network

Monterey Mushrooms installs multiple conveyors to ramp up six-lane packing line speeds and simplify sanitation operations.
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Automated data collection to boost packaging line OEE

The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis took center stage at PACK EXPO East in Philadelphia.
FULLY RECYCLABLE. Consisting of two PET bottles—one inner and one outer—the 20-L BrewLock is fully recyclable and is 25% lighter
Package Case Study
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Recyclable PET beer keg locks in quality

Heineken USA launches a one-way recyclable PET beer keg for on-premise sales that offers consistent carbonation, 100% evacuation, a smaller footprint, and less expense.
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Column/Opinion
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Validation is a useful tool for most disciplines

Because the FDA requires validation of package and process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, it’s tempting to think that validation is somehow less applicable to other industries.
Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
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Updating nanotech a little

The still-emerging science of nanotechnology is especially relevant to packagers because many early adoptions of this exciting new technology are for packaging and food uses.

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