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Assessing the ramifications of front-of-pack label

Front-of-pack nutrition labeling is a hot button in the push to improve dietary habits in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue labeling guidelines soon as part of the Obama Administration’s fight against obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions in this country.
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Despite its minimal footprint, the TFS E tube filler can fill and seal up to 220 tubes per minute.

Schneider Electric becomes an OYSTAR Global Automation Partner

OYSTAR IWK is introducing its new TFS E tube filler at Pack Expo 2010 in Chicago. This machine features innovative solutions that greatly reduce product changeover times. It also served as a pilot project for international collaboration between IWK and Schneider Electric, in which Schneider Electric served as both an international technology partner and a supplier of automation and electrical equipment.
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The case of the compostable chip package-Part 2

The sun has all but set on the Sun Chips® bag, but not without giving rise to a host of issues.
Materials Product Brief

UPM Raflatac, Inc: Ultra-removable labelstocks

UPM Raflatac’s ultra-removable product range includes 5 paper and film labelstocks for news labeling, multipurpose labeling applications (book labeling, glass labeling, promotional items labeling and direct mail labels), page tab marking, and wall labeling.

Game changer: Extreme Packaging designs 100 cpm into low cost wrapper

To get cost out and speeds higher, the shrink wrapping specialist has streamlined mechanical design, eliminated pneumatics and integrated all control and HMI functions into a single piece of hardware.

Walmart gets a better handle on women shoppers

Survey findings, presented at HBA Global Expo, find women are loyal Walmart shoppers. Value and quality are paramount, and the results give clues to better package design.
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P&G announces ambitious, sweeping sustainability vision

Sets four long-term strategies around sustainability, along with 2020 goals to guide progress.

Electronic-enabled packaging: beyond the label

 Cyber-age marketing solutions use packaging as a vehicle to connect consumers with information- and entertainment-rich multimedia content on smartphones and the Web.
Materials Product Brief

CDF Corporation: Pouches, bag-in-boxes, pails, liners

Flexible packaging solutions from CDF Corporation include Cheer Pack® pouches, Cheertainer® pouches, Smart Pail™ and more. See them at  PACK EXPO.
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Best-in-class manufacturing ops

At Heineken South Africa and Microsoft Europe, efficiency-minded suppliers help make processing and packaging logical extensions of each other.


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