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Method is first with 100% RPET detergent bottle

Method overcomes design and manufacturing challenges to create a 53-oz 100% RPET bottle with strong shelf appeal and environmental benefits for its new laundry detergent.
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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth
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Sustainability, convenience, barrier properties to fuel tube market growth

MarketsandMarkets report forecasts tube packaging market to reach $8.63 billion by 2020. Asia-Pacific region expected to grow the fastest in next five years.
From l. to r.: Giovanni Baule, Stefano Lavorini, Valeria Bucchetti, Antonio Feola
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Italian packaging consortium launches responsible packaging charter

At Ipack-Ima, members of The Ethical Packaging Charter launch their 10 principles, designed as a tool for brand owners to communicate with consumers.
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Winners of IoPP scholarships announced

The Institute of Packaging Professionals is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 IoPP Packaging Education Scholarship Fund.
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Complexity of e-commerce supply chain raises the stakes for manufacturers

With jumps in e-commerce volume and complexity, manufacturers must address challenges in shipping, communicating with third-party retailers, and secondary packaging marketing.
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‘Texting’ via vodka bottle

LED-enabled vodka bottle that scrolls messages can now be remotely programmed through the use of Bluetooth technology and a custom app.
A patented preform from Invento is used to make shaped PET cans with an aluminum lid.
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Ipack-Ima: Materials capture the spotlight

Several new material innovations designed to address sustainability, shelf-impact, and the challenges of e-commerce, make their debut at Ipack-Ima.
REAL INGREDIENTS. Coca-Cola Life’s packaging uses a green color that conveys that the product is something new and different for
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Packaging gets real

As consumers demand greater transparency from CPG brands, brand owners are blazing new trails with refreshingly honest and real on-pack messaging—even for ‘delicate’ products.
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Ipack-Ima: One-hand opening sachets are a snap

A new sachet system with multiple material and equipment technology patents produces single-dose packets that can be opened with one hand and accommodate a range of liquid products.
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Ipack-Ima addresses the future of packaging

Speakers at the opening ceremony for the 23rd edition of Ipack-Ima in Milan discuss emerging packaging technologies, including HPP, plant-based materials, and sustainability.
 Constructive Disruption: A Vision of Smart Manufacturing
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Constructive disruption: a vision of smart manufacturing

Jim Wetzel, director of global reliability at General Mills and Chair of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, asked attendees at The Automation Conference an important question: “Are You Ready?”
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Getting industry to an internet frame of mind

Though we take for granted how much of an impact the Internet has had on our personal lives, the same thinking is not often true when it comes to industry. At The Automation Conference in Chicago, Richard Soley explained what the Industrial Internet Consortium is doing about that.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
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'Pot soda' bottle redesign proves challenging

When marijuana edibles maker Dixie Elixirs undertakes a redesign of the packaging for its THC-infused soda to meet new Colorado laws, it finds itself 'running full speed at a brick wall.'
PRINT JOB. A Hypertherm employee initiates a print job through barcode scanning.
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Hypertherm cuts costs with enterprise labeling

U.S. manufacturer saves $1.5 to $5 million by implementing a browser-based labeling system that improves production uptime.

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