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Convertible clamshell for McDonald's earns top AmeriStar Package Award

Creative pack for McDonald’s wins ‘Best of Show’ while a bag-in-box for automotive fluids takes sustainable packaging honors at the 2011 AmeriStar Package Awards competition.
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Packaging's role rockets into outer space

A recently published article indicates that as the duration of NASA shuttle missions lengthens, pharmaceutical packaging will gain importance in astronaut safety and health.
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SPS 2011: Preparing for the 'Perfect Storm'

SPS 2011 focuses on the impending threat of global resource scarcity and how CPGs can employ sustainable packaging innovation to drive future business success.
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Enthusiasm builds for Expo Pack Mexico

Expo Pack Mexico is June 21-24 in Mexico City, and by now it’s clear that both packaging and processing solutions providers are ready and enthusiastic.
Materials Product Brief
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Empire/Emco Inc: Re-sealable closure

The patented Flip-Tip re-sealable closure from Empire/EMCO eliminates separation of the closure tip from the cap body, reducing air exposure and product hardening, chemical reaction or spoilage.
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MOCON, Inc: Testing for packages with 1-way degassing valves

Mocon’s MultiCheck™ 400 combination testing system for packages with 1-way degassing valves measures oxygen headspace, leak detection, and seal strength via the company’s new Valve Test Unit™ (VTU).
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Crown Partners with Clemson for Packaging Education Program

Crown Holdings, Inc. the world leader in metal packaging technology, has become the first corporate “Partner in Packaging,” a new initiative of the Packaging Science Program at Clemson University.
Machine Product Brief
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National Bulk Equipment, Inc: RFID-driven weighing and batching system

National Bulk Equipment’s (NBE) fully-integrated bulk material handling system uses RFID-driven process communications to automate simultaneous batching of multiple, and varied, chemical mixtures during a single processing operation.
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Five Critical Factors for Selecting Fieldbus Valve Manifolds

White paper from Numatics presents controls engineers, specifiers, and buyers with new insights into five crucial factors they must consider before selecting pneumatic fieldbus valve manifolds — commissioning, distribution, modularity, diagnostics, and recovery — while also outlining some shortcomings of conventional approaches.
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Recycled can brings new life to reconditioned waste ink

A new paint, manufactured entirely from waste emulsion, is being trialed by a U.K. DIY retailer in a plastic pail that incorporates 25% post-industrial content.

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