Three technologies worth tracking

A number of good ideas and a new technology or two have crossed my desk lately in no particular order. So rather than wait for them to magically assemble themselves into a single-topic column, I've decided to present them here in the same manner that they arrived: in no particular order.
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Materials Product Brief

Sidel Inc: Sidel Inc: Innovative Deep Grip™ technology uses ISBM to create new generation of container handleware

PTI-Europe, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, in partnership with Sidel, Le Havre, France, is globally marketing a break-through process which uses injection stretch blow molding (ISBM) to create a new type of container handle. The technology was developed jointly with Procter & Gamble. (PTI-Europe is a subsidiary of Plastic Technologies, Inc. Holland, OH).
Sterling Anthony, CPP
Feature Article

Evaluating in-mold labeling

How does this method of decoration stack up as an option?
PACKML-COMPLIANT. P&G engineers Jason DeBruler (left) and Dan Amundson.
Feature Article

P&G puts PackML through its Pace

With help from an engineering consultancy service, P&G’s corporate engineers re-programmed a Pace bottle unscrambler so that it would be compliant with the ISA-TR88.00.02 PackML Standard.
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Liz Claiborne improves efficiency with automatic tapers

Initially, the tape and sealing applications at a Liz Claiborne distribution center in Pennsylvania was done manually. A team of twelve associates hand taped and sealed the cartons. While representing a short-term solution, the need to automate the process was increasingly clear. Learn how a solution from Loveshaw was incorporated.
OFF THE SHELF: Method's 8x concentrated detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Method's 8x concentrated detergent

Cleaning products maker Method has gone green big time by coming up with an 8x concentrated laundry detergent. Jim George delivers a few observations about the packaging of this clever product.
Method's goal was to change category norms by better understanding the category and its consumers.
Package Case Study

Category's 'dirty secrets' lead to detergent breakthrough

A jolt of inspiration often can bring about innovation that disrupts a product category when creative teams think about product and package development differently than the competition does.
Feature Article

Refillable packaging: What's in it for the consumer?

An ASDA supermarket trial in the U.K. offers consumers an in-store opportunity to refill private-label fabric softener in a plastic pouch.
Package Case Study

Compacted bottle and formula pack a punch of laundry detergent

Method’s new ultra-concentrated 8X, plant-based laundry detergent offers definitive consumer convenience, in a hand-held pump-spray bottle. 
Feature Article

Packaging's curse--bad press blues

{easycomments}Website, The Daily Green, wails on wasteful food packaging, no mention of single households demographics or convenience.


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