Printer for thermal transfer
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Printer for thermal transfer

Squid Ink has introduced a thermal-transfer overprinter that is an intermittent-motion model featuring an easy-to-use touch screen for operator convenience.
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Snow and record low temperatures could not keep attendees away from PACK EXPO East.
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PACK EXPO East exceeds expectations

Preliminary numbers confirm success of the first regional PACK EXPO show in the Northeastern U.S.
Cryovac® Darfresh® On Tray
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Innovation marks the 59th annual FPA winners

Eighteen packages were recognized with 22 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards within one or more categories, including Packaging Excellence, Printing and Shelf Appeal, Technical Innovation and Sustainability Achievement.
SachetLite
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2015 FPA Silver Award Winners

List of the 2015 FPA Silver Winners.
Global Green Packaging Market 2014 - 2019
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Food & beverage driving global green packaging market

A new report analyzing the global green packaging market to 2019 forecasts strong growth, led by the food and beverage industry.
Recipharm
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Recipharm delivers serialization project in China

Recipharm, a contract development and manufacturing organization, announced its readiness for serialization after completion of a complex serialization project for China on behalf of one of its customers.
Bottle Bright
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Pouched product a Shark Tank success

Clean Ethics LLC of Richmond, VT, is about to get a $75,000 infusion to help fulfill purchase orders and get its Bottle Bright product into retail.
New design
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Amway haircare rebranding brings global appeal

In a complete redesign of the packaging for its Satinique haircare line, Amway creates a vibrant, elegant, and easily navigable system expressly designed for a global audience.
IN-STORE THEATRE. A change in approach for Fairy’s shelf-ready packaging from technical transportation to in-store theatre has r
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Is your package design focused on driving sales?

Designing for sales success means understanding what motivates people, what appeals to them, and what catches their eye, and delivering that through standout packaging.
CONCEPT REINFORCED. For Taco Bell and Doritos’ co-branded Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos product, packaging—which looks like a
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Co-branding for a competitive edge

To deliver greater value to consumers and provide product differentiation, national and licensed brands are working together to produce products and packaging with a complementary message.
DRUMMING UP BUSINESS. Blue Bell’s preprinted drums heighten the company’s identity in the bulk ice cream category.
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Upgrading automated bulk ice cream packaging

Blue Bell heightens foodservice brand identity and worker safety, while also enhancing cost and operating efficiencies with in-plant-forming of preprinted all-paper drum containers.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Good time to be an OEM

Who wouldn’t like what the researchers and prognosticators are saying about growth prospects for packaging machinery?
FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
Wholesome! changes its packaging graphics
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New Wholesome! packaging has heart

Organic and Fair Trade sweeteners company changes its name to Wholesome!, a concept that carries through to its new package graphics.
Minimal waste. The Hydroforma SP pouch maker relies on its programmable automation controller (Photo A), variable frequency driv
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Tight control reduces film waste

Water-soluble pouches have been a breakthrough in safety and convenience for the cleaning and laundry industries. They wouldn’t be feasible without tight machine control.

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