The ink-jet coder print lot code numbers on-demand, on a range of label sizes and types, using either water- or solvent-based in
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Cosmetic compacts labeled and coded

Co-manufacturer/packager of cosmetics replaces a manual label application process for compacts with an ink-jet coder and label applicator to increase speed, minimize waste.
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Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard
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Open-SCS addresses packaging serialization standard

Aims to accelerate compliance for healthcare counterfeiting regulations.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas turns 20.
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Triple the size in 20 years

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is three times larger than 1995’s inaugural PACK EXPO West.
Ddrupa runs May 31 to June 10 in Dusseldorf.
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Packaging to be addressed at drupa cube

Featured again at drupa 2016, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will be the drupa cube, a special conference connecting print professionals, creative agencies, and marketing and brand owners across a variety of vertical markets.
Grandma Hoerner's packaging after the redesign
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Preserving roots while refreshing a heritage brand

A producer of jarred apple slices, preserves, sauces, and salsa, Grandma Hoerner’s seeks to simplify and modernize its packaging while staying true to its handcrafted roots.
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Digital printing produces elegant syrup labels

UV ink-jet printed labels for a line of Canadian maple syrup elevates the brand, presenting it as a fine food product.
flipflop wines
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Flippin’ good wine in a can

Put on your flipflops and enjoy this canned wine in places where bottles can’t go—the beach, the pool, in the boat, and on the golf course.
Diptyque1
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Simple, elegant tubes introduced for luxury amenities brand

Parisian perfumer diptyque introduces its luxury amenities collection in a new 40-mL tube in addition to a bottle to offer properties more flexibility.
Flonase OTC launch—Secondary Pack, from GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.
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IoPP announces AmeriStar award winners for 2015

GlaxoSmithKline’s Flonase, Microdermis’ Provodine, and Biogen’s Factor Hard Pack win Drug & Pharmaceutical awards.
The Showcase highlights packaging from around the world.
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Dow does it again

The Dow Chemical Company continues as Showcase of Packaging Innovations® Sponsor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO.
Kaylor Hildenbrand
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Packaging—the path to consumer delight

As a packaging professional, you likely have learned technical data about various materials and how each performs to protect what it holds.
Marchesa’s 2013 Fall Runway Collection
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Grooming tool graphics inspired by high-end couture

Marrying high-end couture with product innovation, a limited-edition line of beauty tools from Revlon was quickly plucked off store shelves in Fall 2013, with graceful, feminine decorations inspired by fashion designer Marchesa’s 2013 Fall Runway Collection driving impulse purchases.
Stephen Sikra, P&G Research and Development Manager
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P&G puts focus on PE film recycling

P&G joins the American Chemistry Council’s Flexible Film Recycling Group to develop and encourage local recycling programs. P&G R&D Manager Stephen Sikra explains why.
Controls platform. Since switching to servo motors for key axes of motion and moving to a new controller, cycle times on Ilpra’s
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Servos bring speed, energy savings, and reduced maintenance

Now that side gripper chain advance and the opening and closing of both thermoforming and heat-sealing tools are servo driven, the Formpack F1 offers a number of improvements.
MUSHROOM PACKAGING. Top and bottom cushions made from mushroom “roots” grown in a custom-designed mold protect RBW’s wall sconce
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Brilliant move to mushroom packaging

Lighting manufacturer switches to protective packaging made from mushroom ‘roots’ for its wall sconces, enabling faster packing, damage-free shipping, and a more sustainable packaging solution.

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