Ben Miyares, Packaging Sherpa
Column/Opinion
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In reality, how much are you conserving?

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to describing or quantifying how sustainable an initiative has been, most companies like to play the fantastical imagery card?
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Column/Opinion
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Driven sideways by Big Data

In previous columns we’ve discussed how Big Data, by tightly connecting sales, customers, and production as never before, is poised to radically change the landscape not only of manufacturing but of how we package products, as well.
Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
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GMO foods and labels: many angles, many squabbles

The ongoing debates about genetically modified organisms in food, especially over label statements saying a food lacks GMOs, seem to be everywhere all at once.
Twin Seal cartoner
Machine Case Study
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Small cartoner brings huge benefits

Short-run orders at this distribution and packaging center are on the rise, and it was getting increasingly expensive to produce them. Semi-automatic cartoner to the rescue.
Ring Gear Inside with Pinion Low Angle
OEM Application Note
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Ring slide components deliver precise motion

This builder of tablet counting systems needed precise control of bottle infeed for a 200 bottles/minute system going to a maker of substitute narcotic tablets.
CASE PALLETIZING. In keeping with the rest of the automated line, the finished cases are automatically palletized by robot.
Machine Case Study
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Single-source line for pouch packaging

When the Ute Tribe’s agricultural enterprise launched a new line of corn meal for retail sale, having a single source for most of the packaging equipment proved helpful.
Patricks haircare products
Package Case Study
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Premium package is inspired by luxury brands

Patrick Kidd had a very clear vision of the package design he wanted for his debut line of Patricks premium hair styling products for men—and nothing less would do, he admits.
Globe
News
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Forecasting the healthcare packaging market from 2015-2025

Visiongain offers prospects for leading companies in over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
Fusion ProGlide
Package Case Study
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Gillette reimagines the shave gel bottle

Claiming to have solved one the most common morning arguments that couples have, Gillette has reengineered the aluminum bottle for men’s shave gel to eliminate the mess associated with shaving.
Hybrid plastic tub for salsa
Feature Article
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SkinnyPack at the head of the pack in DuPont Awards 2015

Injection-molded of polypropylene, this hybrid tub combines the advantages of flexible film with the rigidity of a molded frame, scoring sustainability points along the way.
Conditioner Container Combines Functionality with Aesthetics to Embody Premium Brand
Feature Article
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2015 DuPont Awards—Silver Winners

The following are the 2015 DuPont Silver award winners.
News
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Industry Watch—June 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the June 2015 issue of Packaging World.
Method 4X
Package Case Study
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Method is first with 100% RPET detergent bottle

Method overcomes design and manufacturing challenges to create a 53-oz 100% RPET bottle with strong shelf appeal and environmental benefits for its new laundry detergent.
Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth
News
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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth

MarketsandMarkets report forecasts tube packaging market to reach $8.63 billion by 2020. Asia-Pacific region expected to grow the fastest in next five years.
From l. to r.: Giovanni Baule, Stefano Lavorini, Valeria Bucchetti, Antonio Feola
News
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Italian packaging consortium launches responsible packaging charter

At Ipack-Ima, members of The Ethical Packaging Charter launch their 10 principles, designed as a tool for brand owners to communicate with consumers.

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