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Iconic L'eggs Sheer Energy egg package returns

Sheer Energy Legwear celebrates ‘Fabulous after 40 Years’ with a limited-edition egg package and social media-based sweepstakes.
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Understated bottles are beautiful for body wash

Apple & Bears Cosmetics selects clean, gloss-white PET bottles for its natural and organic Luxury Body Wash products.
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Economic recovery will be shaped by automation solutions

Packaging World Contributing Writer Keith Campbell is spot on when he warns that as the economy recovers, the jobs that will become available will not be the same jobs that were lost when the economy declined. Reproduced here from Campbell’s On The Edge Blog are his thoughts on a truly significant workforce development challenge we face today. If you want to reach Campbell, he’s at [email protected]
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Should college be a means to self-sufficiency?

Is being "educated" a goal in itself, or should college actually lead to a family-sustaining career?
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FPA winners are all about performance

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) judged 81 package entries featuring innovations that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions.
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2014 FPA Silver Award Winners

Following are the 2014 FPA Silver Winners.
Katie Thompson receives the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior Award.
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Clemson senior wins spring semester award

The Packaging Science Faculty in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences at Clemson University has nominated Katie Thompson for the spring semester Packaging World Outstanding Senior in Packaging Science Award.
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.
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The timeless elegance of PET

Continuing our look back over twenty years a-growing, this line of body care products from Salon, OH-based Matrix Essentials leaped out of our May ’94 issue.
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Brightly colored, heart-shaped bottles hold scented sunscreen

Consumers just love the new collection of Brightly Scented Sun Care® products from Miami-based SolScents, packaged in heart-shaped, perfume bottle-inspired containers in vivid colors that correspond to the seven scents.
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Report forecasts pharmaceutical packaging growth

Research and Markets’ “2013 Report on the International and U.S. Pharmaceutical Packaging Market—Trends & Forecast to 2018” is now available.
Phil Hurst, CEO, Truett-Hurst, Inc.
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A toast to wine pack innovation

Phil Hurst is CEO of Healdsburg, CA-based Truett-Hurst, Inc., a wine company that in the last couple of years has introduced several new products in unique packaging formats: a paper-wrapped bottle, a molded paper bottle, and a square glass bottle, among them.
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Design for intuitive use

In the late seventies, the perceptual psychologist James Gibson altered the field of visual perception by proposing that objects have functional meaning to an observer.
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Substantial growth expected for sustainable packaging

The global market for sustainable packaging is forecast to reach $244 billion by 2018, according to a new market report from Smithers Pira, “The Future of Sustainable Packaging to 2018.”
UNIQUE DESIGN. Specially designed rollers narrow the width of the stretch film into strong bands that are extremely effective in holding pallet loads down.
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Pallet banding keeps berries free of damage

Vibration resonance during shipping was causing unacceptable levels of damage to Driscoll's pallets of berries. A unique banding system has made a huge difference.

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