Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Progress in paper bottles

In case you hadn’t noticed, the race for a paper bottle is on.
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Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
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Regulators have a range of approaches

What is the best way for a state to assure that people drive safely?
News
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Industry Watch—April 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the April 2015 issue of Packaging World.
SPICY VARIETY. Tabasco® sauces are marketed in a range of flavors for international distribution.
Machine Case Study
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Triple label 360-degree machine vision inspection

McIlhenny heats up quality control for multi-label packaging.
Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder
Package Case Study
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Sanofi launches Afrezza inhalable insulin for diabetes treatment

Global healthcare company Sanofi and biopharma-ceutical company MannKind Corp. announced that Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide.
Carlos Daniel Stagnaro (right), Director, Global Business Development for kp’s Pharmaceutical Films Division, with Jim Chrzan.
News
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Pharma innovation center facilitates rapid packaging design

Klöckner combines BlisterPro® XCEL services with new innovation center to drive prototypes in as little as one week.
Don't miss the PackML Workshop at The Automation Conference 2015.
News
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Half-day workshop on PackML at The Automation Conference

The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC), in partnership with The Automation Conference 2015, is presenting a half-day workshop on implementing PackML to increase productivity.
Shue_Unidyne 1
Package Case Study
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Commemorating a classic with vintage design

A limited-edition version of the iconic Model 55 Unidyne microphone is packaged with striking graphics that draw on archival packaging and ad graphics for inspiration.
Kura 1
Package Case Study
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Protein powder packaging taps into New Zealand origins

Packaging for new Smoothie Powder product containing New Zealand dairy protein uses clean, modern, and premium graphics, while telling the story of its origins, without feeling rustic.
HOT-FILLED CUPS. Once cups emerge from hot-filling and lidding, they’re encased in paperboard sleeves and then robotically place
Machine Case Study
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Quick-change comes to trays, cases

Versatility and quick changeover in erecting cases and trays was the missing piece to the puzzle when it came to this cup-filling line at Leahy Orchards. Solution: Trayfecta.
Column/Opinion
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PackML shows its value outside of packaging

Who knew that PackML had applications outside of the packaging space? But that’s what Senior Automation Controls Engineer Art Smith at Corning Inc. discovered once he learned of PackML’s existence some time around the end of 2012. His reaction? “It’s absurd that it isn’t used everywhere for automation. It makes perfect sense.”
Registration is open for the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas ever.
News
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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Features Largest-Ever Show Floor

Registration opens for 2015’s largest processing and packaging event in North America and the Las Vegas debut of the co-located Pharma EXPO.
Thermoform/fill/seal system also applies an in-mold label.
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Anuga FoodTec: IML thermoforming, stand-up pouches, and faster pouch filling

Packaging professionals are accustomed to seeing in-mold labels applied by injection-molding systems, but at Anuga FoodTec they saw a fascinating variation on the IML theme.
Heinz Kraft merger
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H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods to form The Kraft Heinz Company

The merger will create the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company and will combine eight $1+ billion brands and five brands between $500 million and $1 billion.
RPCs
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Guidelines, best practices for food safety of RPCs issued

A working group of the Reusable Packaging Assn. develops recommendations for retailers, growers, and providers of RPCs to strengthen food safety around RPCs.

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