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Solutions on tap at Center for Trends & Technologies

Once again the Center for Trends and Technologies will be a terrific educational resource for attendees on the Pack Expo International show floor.
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Flexibles take the floor

At the Taipei International Food Expo, exhibitors show off a range of products in every form of flexible packaging available, including sachets, pillow-packs, stand-up pouches, vacuum-packs, and other formats.
TAIPEI VENUES: The Taipei International Food Expo was divided up into two venues—the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall (shown above), and the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall.
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Equipment tailored to Taiwan's needs

At Taipei Pack 2014, exhibitors display packaging equipment designed to meet the health, safety, cost, automation, and convenience requirements of Taiwan’s CPGs and consumers.
Alumi-Tek aluminum bottle unveiled by Canned Water 4 Kids.
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Aluminum bottles unveiled at CW4K

At Canned Water 4 Kids, joining the 12-oz aluminum can is a sleek 16-oz reclosable aluminum bottle.
DOUBLE ACTING. Using tooling like this, the 20-head capping system now running in Truesdale, MO, pushes the aluminum capsule down onto the top of the bottle and also gently rolls on the cap, in the process forming the cap threads and tamper-evident band.
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Coca-Cola masters ROPP cap on aluminum bottle

Groundbreaking work with roll-on pilfer-proof technology has helped Coke move from an impact-extruded aluminum bottle to a much lighter drawn and ironed bottle.
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Corn: Boon or bane for bioplastics packaging?

Can bioplastics thrive on a diet of corn?
Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack
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Clear dispenser shape offers differentiation for eyedrop pack

Rohto Cool Max introduction adds variety to eyedrop packaging.
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The Future of Medicine: Biomedical nanotechnology

The smaller the thing, the bigger the challenge for nanotechnology, for medical treatment, for packaging, and for regulatory.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announced that Gerardo Barajas has been hired as director of EXPO PACK Events. In this new role, Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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PMMI welcomes Gerardo Barajas as EXPO PACK Event Director

Barajas will have oversight of EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PMMI’s trade shows in Latin America.
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
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Can holds snack serving of hummus & chips

New Tribe To Go offers a single serving of hummus and pita chips in a handy, portable composite can, created for consumers hungering for healthy, on-the-go snacks.
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Digital disruption

“It’s a massive opportunity to manufacture short runs cost effectively and manage SKU proliferation to our advantage.”
Hard cider stands out in a relaunch.
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Hard cider stands out in relaunch

Glass packaging is helping Oliver Winery differentiate its BeanBlossom Hard Cider in an increasingly competitive category.
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Cooking sauces satisfy in IML thin-wall containers

Unique cooking sauce product is packaged in a thin-wall, IML-decorated container with high-impact graphics that highlight its roots in dairy.
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Packaging Hall of Fame 2014

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, congratulates the Packaging Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

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