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Industry Watch—June 2014

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the June 2014 issue of Packaging World.
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Major public-private recycling initiative unveiled

Announced at the Walmart Expo, the initiative projects possible recovery of 1 billion pounds of recyclables from 10 cities.
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Nostalgia plays part in new Bosco syrup packaging

Updated packaging for two new flavors of Bosco syrups uses images to appeal to the brand’s original fans—baby boomers—while conveying the product’s health benefits.
Off The Shelf: Kid-pleaser pack made of PET
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Off The Shelf: Kid-pleaser pack made of PET

From True Drinks of Irvine, CA, comes AquaBall, a PET container decorated with a very special PETG shrink film label material that's printed on an equally special VSOP press.
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SafeSkin Kids sports wrap brand repositioned

Kimberly-Clark refreshes its SafeSkin Kids sports wrap line, with new products and with packaging that uses kid-friendly graphics while communicating efficacy to moms.
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Spice line extension builds on bold package design

Curry sauce and spice mix maker Green Saffron adds a new range to its portfolio, borrowing and building upon the bold, colloquial graphics used for its debut products.
Flow wrapped biscuits at 70 packs/min.
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Flow wrapper handles biscuits at 70 packs/min

Leading UK biscuit maker Fox’s Biscuits has recently purchased a new flow wrapper.
Injection-molded PP jar replaces tin.
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Plastic jar holds woodwork treatment

Alfred Clouth Lackfabrik in Germany has switched one of its leading brands from tin to rigid plastics with the introduction of a new plastic jar for a specialized woodwork treatment product.
PMMI has voted to expand its definition of "General Member."
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PMMI membership structure shifts

To better reflect industry needs, 
PMMI members add North American processing machinery manufacturers to the General Member class.
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Nespresso launches compostable collection bag for coffee capsule recycling

Made from paper-based materials with a biopolymer coating, a new collection bag for Nespresso allows Austrian customers to conveniently gather coffee capsules for recycling.
Off The Shelf: New retail ice cream packs deliver out-of-home experience
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Off The Shelf: New retail ice cream packs deliver out-of-home experience

Packaging innovations in the ice cream category let consumers enjoy soft-serve ice cream complete with swirl lines and sip frosty shakes from a straw in their own homes.
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When it comes to serialization, start now

A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
Automatic EOAT changeover
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Automatic EOAT changeover

No human involvement is needed to change the end-of-arm tooling on four robots in this case packer from Gerhard Schubert GmbH, as an automated transport module does the work.
Portion packs get laser scored
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Portion packs get laser scored

Tf/f/s system from Oystar is for production of portion packs at low to medium speeds. PS, PP, or PET can be run on this machine, which is very compact and features laser scoring so that individual portion packs can separate easily and conveniently.
Digital TIJ + laser coding
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Digital TIJ + laser coding

Special ink makes it possible for one Rea Jet system to mark a non-porous surface with a code that dries instantly, while a second Rea Jet system is a laser coder that is rated IP65.

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