Refrigerated Transportation: A Critical Link in ‘Cold Chain’ Logistics
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Refrigerated Transportation: A Critical Link in ‘Cold Chain’ Logistics

The localization of perishable commodities, growing population, coupled with rise in freight transportation due to economic development fuels the market for refrigerated transportation.
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End-to-end serialization.
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Industry Collaboration Sheds Light on Serialization

Serialization in pharma packaging is a complicated undertaking for anyone, but CMOs and their customers face additional challenges because responsibilities aren’t always clear-cut. A trend toward industry collaboration, even among competitors, is helping to shed light as companies share their successes and lessons learned.
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Stay cool throughout thermoforming projects

It’s the materials that should “feel” the heat and not the project managers.
Groninger benefits from Rexroth’s VarioFlow plus, which is engineered to be a cost-effective conveyor solution.
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Conveyor addresses private-label, start-up production applications

Machinery maker equips its newer lite-F filling machines with conveyor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic filling.
All playing key roles in bringing packaging innovation to market at McCormick & Co. are (left to right) Rick Gill, Vice Presiden
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McCormick & Co.—perfecting the art of staying relevant

A visit to McCormick & Co.’s Technical Innovation Center in Hunt Valley, MD, makes it clear that packaging is taken very seriously at this 126-year-old food manufacturer.
AFA Electrical Engineer David Langen appreciates the unique method of communicating over the Internet on which the COSY VPN rout
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Easy remote access via Internet

Thanks to an industrial VPN router that mounts to a DIN rail in the machine control cabinet, this maker of end-of-line packaging machinery saves big on tech support costs.
Ben Miyares, Packaging Sherpa
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WtE: A burning opportunity

The plastic bottle recycling rate in the U.S. is slowing, reducing our resource recovery opportunities.
From Crème Fraiche to yoghurt to cottage cheese, the new filling and lidding system handles a variety of products.
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Dairy gains cup filling output and flexibility

With product demand on the rise, this leading Norwegian dairy coop went back to a well known and trusted OEM for a new cup filling/sealing system that produces 18,000 cups/hr.
Eric Greenberg
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It’s natural to want a clearer definition

A lot of packagers don’t like regulations, except when they do. But both reactions are sensible.
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Listen to what the data is telling you

Previous columns have explored the potential and utility of data ranging from global integration of manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and social media down to simpler in-facility tracking and accounting of SKUs during production.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Taming SKU proliferation

Imagine a business model where it’s a good thing to have your employees poached away from you on a regular basis.
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High-quality carton speeds Santa’s rooftop arrival

The inventor of device that simulates the sound of Santa on the rooftop finds high-quality cartons in low minimum quantities to launch his fledgling holiday product.
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Industry Watch—December 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the December 2015 issue of Packaging World.
For its 2012 holiday packaging, Starbucks opted to illustrate holiday moments with such characters as a Christmas caroler and an
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Toss the tacky, and other strategies for inspiring holiday packaging

To create holiday packaging that will enchant consumers, you need to move beyond seasonal clichés and embrace quality design that brings a bit of the unexpected.
In terms of volume, in 2014 instant tea held the largest market share. Photo courtesy of Starbucks.
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Instant beverage premix market on the rise

Among the drivers cited are consumers’ increasing awareness of health, a growing distribution channel, and easy access to products through retail websites.

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