Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Navigating FDA recall requirements

A medical device recall by any other name might still stink for your company.
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Off The Shelf: No chemical propellant needed for this air spray
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Off The Shelf: No chemical propellant needed for this air spray

San Francisco-based Method Products strikes again, this time with an innovative PET packaging concept for its line of air refreshers.
Lovett receives Harris A. Smith Award at Clemson.
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Lovett receives Harris A. Smith Award at Clemson

Darius Lovett was recently named the Fall 2014 recipient of the Harris A. Smith Packaging Science Outstanding Senior Award at Clemson University’s Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences.
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Engineering plastics’ properties drive adoption globally

Processing ease and toughness will help plastics reach $86.42 billion by 2020, predicts Frost & Sullivan.
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Coca-Cola is first to use bio-based drink carton

Honored with an award by the Brazilian Packaging Assn., Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice brand is the first to use a drink carton incorporating LDPE films from sugarcane.
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Sports drink bottle redesign wins accolades

New 16.9-oz PET bottle for Hoist sports drink wins design award for a new structure that elevates the brand and enhances competitiveness in the sports drink category.
Outstanding senior at Clemson for Fall 2014.
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Outstanding senior named at Clemson

Samuel D. McGee has been selected to receive the Packaging World Packaging Science Outstanding Senior award for Fall 2014.
Starch-based packaging is eco-friendly.
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Starch technology yields eco-friendly pack for pasta

Improving the environment while increasing food freshness are dual benefits from the new packaging for Valley Fine Foods of Benicia, CA.
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Does food residue impact the recycling of foodservice packaging?

The Foodservice Packaging Institute completes a second study to understand whether food contamination is a real or perceived barrier to recovering more packaging materials.
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An expanded look at shrink sleeves

Underneath the tight-fitting labels are a host of considerations.
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A converted converter

Of all the topics of conversation that percolated at the recent Graph Expo in Chicago, one that surfaced frequently was the one about how commercial printers are eyeing the packaging materials market now that their traditional markets—magazines, catalogues, direct sales materials—have been hit so hard by the digital revolution.
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Norwegian chocolate brand radiates coziness

Norway’s leading chocolate brand Freia gets a package redesign for 250 variants that brings ‘Kos,’ or coziness, to the heart of the brand.
Proud owners at McCourt Label pose beside their new digital label press.
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Digital label printing opens new business opportunities

McCourt Label of Lewis Run, PA, one of the oldest label printers in the U.S, recently introduced digital technology to their flexo-based label printing business by adding a digital label press.
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Bird-friendly coffee brand earns street cred with compostable pouch

British coffee producer Bird & Wild uses pouch made from compostable, renewable material to expand its offerings to stores looking for more eco-friendly options.
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Integrating enterprise and control systems in pharma

As regulatory requirements around the world make it increasingly important for drug makers to have in place robust serialization and track and trace capabilities, a number of questions have surfaced regarding automation control. How should data be exchanged from network and enterprise levels down to packaging lines, and how should data make its way back up into the network and enterprise levels?

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