Novel approach to MAP adds easy opening to the mix.
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MAP, HPP, shaped cans, and a digital breakthrough all on display at Anuga FoodTec

Among the biggest news announced on day two of Anuga FoodTec is that PMMI has entered into an agreement to co-produce a new U.S.-based trade show with Koelnmesse GmbH, the producer of Anuga FoodTec.
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MEDEA Vodka
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A vodka bottle as instant messaging system?

MEDEA adds functionality to its LED-enabled vodka bottle, coupling it with Bluetooth technology and a proprietary app that lets users set and display scrolling messages remotely.
Chris Nutley
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CPA Annual Meeting uncovers secrets to a job well done

Are you doing all that you can to stay connected to the Contract packaging community?
Stoneground Flakes cereal
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Back to the Roots ‘undoes’ it again with new cereal, outside help

Back to the Roots is at it again — growing nationally and “undoing” processed foods with more outsourcing help, new packaging and some wild new products bound for national retailers.
Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging
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Loophole closes on dimensional weight pricing

Have you taken a close look at your cartons, cases and shippers lately?
PMMI and Koelnmesse GMbH join forces for new U.S. show.
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PMMI and Koelnmesse Announce New U.S. Processing & Packaging Show

The torchbearer in North American processing and packaging trade shows joins forces with the leading producer of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and Asia for a new U.S. event.
Gerber package seen at Anuga FoodTec 2015.
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Packaging innovations at Anuga FoodTec

Using innovative packaging to reclaim market share lost to private label knockoffs is a strategy that brands are embracing frequently these days, and examples of it at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, were in abundance.
K-Mug small
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.
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World not starving for edible packaging?

Backers need to sink their teeth into certain realities.
Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle
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Off The Shelf: Nestle’s paper bottle

The six-pounder is heavy enough, but the 10.5-lb molded pulp container for Nestle Purina Petcare’s premium kitty litter is an impressive accomplishment.
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New mayo bottle designed to squeeze out the last drop

Hellmann’s debuts a new inverted squeeze bottle with three improvements that allows consumers to get more mayo out of the bottle with less waste, less mess, and more control.
A 10-pack of Peeps
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Automatic case packing for Peeps

A move from RSCs to retail-ready packaging for its Peeps candy prompts Just Born to replace its manual secondary packaging process with fully automatic equipment.
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Skills gap won’t be resolved without your input

As 2.7 million job openings are created due to retirements over the next 10 years and some 700,000 new jobs emerge due to business growth, a talent shortfall in manufacturing is rearing its ugly head. Here’s what On the Edge Blogger Keith Campbell, a regular contributor to this space, has to say about a recent report on the subject.
Case-ready meats
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Regulations hinder new packaging for meat, poultry, seafood

Regulations related to the manufacture, distribution, type, and category of meat, poultry, and seafood are stifling the entry of new players and packaging innovation, says report.
Attendees filled the aisles at EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015.
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A successful second EXPO PACK Guadalajara

The sequel surpassed the success of the 2013 original with more attendees and a larger exposition.

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