Galderma?s MetroCream is now available in a reclosable clamshell package so patients can test at the doctor?s office and reclos
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An open-and-shut case for reclosability

Pharmaceutical company Galderma Laboratories switches to a reclosable clamshell for its sample size of prescription topical medicines that's 35% cheaper than before.
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Machinery builders listened to this panel explaining what manufacturers want in training to accompany machine or line purchases:
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Machinery trainers need upgrading

Three major manufacturers emphasize how important training has become when they evaluate packaging equipment to buy. Too often, technician/trainers know machines, but not how to teach.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Technology breakthroughs on display.
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Dissimilar packs share honors

A powder medication inhaler and unusual bags for an ice melter and for pet food earn recognition at DuPont's 12th awards competition.
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Smart systems improve line efficiency (sidebar)

What is SCADA?
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Courses from IoPP.
On a scale from 0 to 1, these benchmarks show high input efficiency for a particular packaging line, but poor speed and efficien
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Smart systems improve line efficiency

The more packagers know about their equipment, the better they can fine-tune it. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition software has already proven a benefit to some packagers. Part one of a two-part analysis.
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The color of branding (sidebar)

What colors mean
Redhook Ale Brewery?s Woodinville, WA, brewery reversed declining efficiency rates by putting engineers back on the bottling lin
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Packaging power struggle

When operators override control logic and take control of the line, how should the packaging engineering department react?
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Packagers reach for new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Hall of Famers and Sealed Air Corp. to be honored at PEF banquet
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Building human potential builds business

A tight labor market puts a premium on retaining good employees. By building the skills of individuals and helping them realize personal goals, management will likely develop a workforce with a sense of purpose and desire to better the business.
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A new record for distributed control (sidebar)

Profibus network explained
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Euro mandates.
Colors differentiate each variety in Kraft?s line of flavored cream cheese (left). Prior to the redesign, consumers found it ha
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The color of branding

A design veteran formerly with Kraft and P&G cites package examples that succeeded in meeting brand positioning objectives-plus some that did not.
On Valley's newest 200'-long labeling/sortation/collating line, cassettes, CDs and videos are manually loaded into the 10 dispen
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A new record for distributed control

Music distributor Valley Media cuts downtime by more than 50% on its newest labeling/sortation/collating line. A network of micro PLCs controls the line as well as gathers performance data to speed troubleshooting.

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