This guidance document from PMMI's AIOE is all about hygienic machine design.
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AIOE guidance document facilitates hygienic machine design

The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded by PMMI in 2011, recently released “One Voice for Hygienic Equipment Design for Low-Moisture Foods.”
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Cal Poly program attracts tech startup

Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business has teamed upwith Specright LLC, a packaging specification management startup based in Irvine, CA., to offer part-time work year round to Cal Poly packaging students.
A range of the medical packaging was tested, to represent the most commonly used types of openings.
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Accessibility of medical packaging: learning from people with impairments

Manufacturers must be aware of the wide range of impairments that can affect consumers, which means one design of accessible packaging may not be suitable for all.
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Innovation stage fills as PACK EXPO East 2015 nears

PMMI announces a slate of free, on-floor educational sessions at the debut of its newest trade show. Check out the full schedule here.
Sterling Anthony
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The magic flute

Corrugated board resembles a sandwich, and likewise, is defined by what’s in the middle.
Engro's Y Frooter is the first application of Ecolean's Air Aseptic Clear technology.
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Clear stand-up pouch is a first

Pakistan’s Engro Foods, a Karachi-based producer of dairy products, frozen desserts, and fruit drinks, recently became the first to commercialize a clear version of an aseptically filled stand-up pouch that has some pretty unique characteristics.
Shake me
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Microwavable cup holds pasta dishes

The new Shake Me range of ready-meal pasta dishes from France comes in a convenient cup and lid, and uses bright package colors to attract a target audience of 18 to 25 years olds.
Tin Man
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Craft brewer crazy about aluminum cans

Tin Man Brewing Company not only selects aluminum cans for its craft beer varieties, but it also hosts a website to publicize the benefits of this packaging format.
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VIP gift box for VIP Porsche owner

Porsche China creates a specialty gift box for owners of its new, limited-edition Porsche 918 Spyder to convey luxury and customer care.
Unilever Dry Spray Antiperspirants
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Custom actuators deliver dry spray antiperspirant

Unilever introduces dry spray antiperspirant to the U.S. market, launching it across five brands and 27 variants, each housed in its own custom-designed bottle with actuator.
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Maker of thermoformed cups warms to PC-based controls

Kalamazoo, MI-based Fabri-Kal has been moving rather aggressively in the direction of PC-based control architecture in the thermoforming equipment they use to make plastic cups, bowls, and other containers found everywhere from the supermarket shelf to the kitchen pantry.
Roll infeed at Alqueria plant.
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Snap-Quick reclosure comes to novel aseptic pouch

Among the very first to commercialize a clever reclosure feature for stand-up pouches of aseptically filled milk is a Colombian dairy by the name of Alqueria.
Off The Shelf: Novel reclosure feature on aseptic stand-up pouch
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Off The Shelf: Novel reclosure feature on aseptic stand-up pouch

A Colombian dairy by the name of Alqueria is among the first to commercialize a clever reclosure feature for stand-up pouches of aseptically filled milk.
Consumer with 3M Scotch Tape carton
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'Empty' box design delivers brand message

A seemingly empty box for 3M’s Scotch Magic Tape holds five rolls of replacement tape, emphasizing the ‘invisible’ nature of the adhesive product through packaging.
Noven Pharmaceutical's incoming inspection area is used to verifiy incoming materials for copy, Braille, and barcodes.
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Noven upgrades its automated proofreading

Miami-based Noven Pharmaceuticals’ uses automated proofreading with Braille measurement and reading.

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