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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.
Machine Case Study
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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.
Package Case Study
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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?
Stakeholders in the recent machinery upgrade at Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus GmbH & Co. KG.
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German brewer upgrades

The Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus GmbH & Co. KG brewery, headquartered in Germany’s Lower Bavarian village of Moos, has brought its bottling operations up to the very latest state of the art.
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Zero-interest loans offered to boost recycling infrastructure

The Closed Loop Fund, made up of major CPGs and retailers, offers municipalities zero-interest loans in order to spur the development of recycling infrastructure and services.
U.S. demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018
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U.S. demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018

Manufacturing output activity, insourcing, chemicals and pharmaceuticals all help build a post-recession resurgence, says Freedonia report.
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Automation technology you should see at Pack Expo

Interactive educational displays and informative sessions on cutting-edge technologies from proven automation leaders—that’s what you’ll get if you venture into the Center for Trends and Technology (CTT) at Pack Expo International this year.
Private label foods and beverages helping make healthier eating more affordable
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Private label foods and beverages helping make healthier eating more affordable

Packaged Facts forecasts this market will grow by a compound annual growth rate of 4% to reach $122 billion in 2018.
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Americans continue to recycle more plastic bottles

The “National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle Recycling Report” shows a 4.3% increase in recycling of HDPE, PP, and PET bottles, to 2.9 billion pounds, in 2013.
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Bioplastics market to reach $3.94 billion in 2014

A new report predicts that bioplastics will become increasingly important as economic, legislative, and environmental issues drive policies to support sustainable growth.
In-mold labeling differentiates this margarine package from Mills.
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Package drives customer loyalty

Norway's Mills DA relaunched its margarine brands in a package that is designed to keep consumers coming back for more.

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