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.
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Marchesa’s 2013 Fall Runway Collection
Package Case Study
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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
Feature Article
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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
OEM Application Note
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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
Package Case Study
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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.
Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
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Pot marketers eating up opportunities, shaping regulation

The swift emergence of legal marijuana, for medical or merely recreational use, continues to be a story of fascinating challenges.
PürPod 100
Package Case Study
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World’s first 100% compostable coffee pod

According to some statistics, the growing use of Keurig-style brewing systems has had a significant negative environmental side effect: It is estimated that in 2014, the number of single-serve pods sent to landfills could have circled the earth 11 times.
Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton
Package Case Study
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Swedish milk brand launches 100% bio-based carton

Following in the footsteps of Finnish dairy Valio, Arla Foods of Sweden has become only the second chilled beverage producer to adopt Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex® Bio-based carton, made entirely of renewable material—from carton to cap.
ShurSEAL case sealing system
Machine Case Study
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Tough-grip taping system puts pressure on cased product contamination

Thermoforming specialist Fabri-Kal Corp., headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, recently found itself in need of taping equipment that could handle various case styles and sizes.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Consortiums worth knowing about

Since packaging is such an essential function of modern society, wouldn’t it be nice to know that packaging professionals around the world are collaboratively engaged in optimizing packaging in ways that are socially beneficial?
Column/Opinion
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Designing packaging for medical marijuana presents unique challenges

Marjorie Fischer is Brand Manager at Auntie Dolores, an Oakland-based leader in the medical cannabis movement and a producer of medical edibles sold through licensed dispensaries. She talks about what it’s like to develop packaging for such a new industry.
News
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Industry Watch—July 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the July 2015 issue of Packaging World.
CARTONS DONE DIGITALLY. Boutwell Owens is among the first in the U.S. to install this fully digital carton creasing and cutting
Machine Case Study
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Digital printing, creasing, cutting come to carton converting

Folding carton converter Boutwell Owens & Co. is among the first in the world to combine wide-format sheet-fed digital printing and digital creasing with cutting.
COMPACT & USER-FRIENDLY. The Freedom hot melt system requires minimal floor space and is easy to program and maintain.
Machine Case Study
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Pop-open cases eliminated

Programmable on-demand adhesive delivery systems avert glue charring/waste and greatly improve consistency of sealing integrity.
Cyber security
Feature Article
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Plant floor cyber security—is it on your agenda?

What is the cyber landscape for Consumer Packaged Goods companies? How great is the risk of getting hacked? Maybe it’s time we took a closer look at cyber security.

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