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VERSATILE INFO. Bar codes, date codes, and customized product identifications can be printed on the cases and trays.
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Ink-jet coding system demonstrates reliability & longevity

Cott Beverages avoids costly downtime with easy-maintenance, workhorse coding equipment.
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Tense trends tend to send messages to packaging makers

In an ideal world, most of the time packaging materials are invisible, happily protecting food, drugs, and other consumer products, sometimes using somewhat sophisticated technologies, but not drawing attention to themselves.
Greater>Than
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PET bottle flexes with hot filling

A sports/hydration beverage based on coconut water has been introduced in the first 20-oz stock PowerFlex PET container.
OFF THE SHELF: Gatorade's G Series appeals to the collector
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OFF THE SHELF: Gatorade's G Series appeals to the collector

Editor Pat Reynolds talks about how Gatorade's G Series uses innovative packaging that appeals to the collector that resides in all of us.
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High shelf impact for probiotic drinks

GoodBelly Splash, a new line of single-serve fruit-based, probiotic beverages from Next Foods, Boulder, CO, is being packaged in 10-oz HDPE bottles rendered highly shelf-attractive by eight-color flexo-printed, 360-deg shrink-sleeve labels from Printpack.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: IP69K rating for metal detector systems

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s entire line of APEX metal detectors has the IP69K extreme washdown rating, providing a dust-tight system that can be cleaned with water at temperatures up to 80ºC and 1450 psi pressure.
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Champagne industry working toward a greener bottle

The industry sets an initial goal of reducing the packaging carbon footprint 25% by 2020, with a far more ambitious longer-term objective.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Message in a bottle

The continuing flap over bottled water holds up a mirror to sustainability, from a number of angles.
Package Case Study
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Groovy beverage bottle builds green credibility, reduces weight 15%

If LIV Organic's all-natural sports drink is "like Gatorade without the garbage," as its Web site advertises, then its new bottle is like a premium, 16.9-oz PET container without the weight, and with less cost.
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Snacking trends signal packaging opportunities?

Food channel releases Top 10 Snack Trend Report

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