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Converting data into dollars

Our survey reveals that collecting, sharing, and converting packaging line data into knowledge is tricky for many. But for those who’ve mastered it, the benefits are compelling.
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Pipeline: Boon or bane for recycling?

We recently read about some communities that are shifting the way they or their contracted companies handle curbside recyclables. Skokie, IL, has joined a number of other communities in the Chicago area—and I’m sure elsewhere—that are no longer requiring consumers to separate materials they put out for recycling.
Package Case Study
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Birds Eye Foods' art management pays dividends

This summer, Rochester, NY-based Birds Eye Foods launched several new sauced frozen vegetables (shown) in flexible bags with prepress work executed through an agreement with Vertis, an integrated marketing and advertising solutions firm.
Materials Product Brief
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Pechiney Plastic Packaging: Stand-up pouch with 2 chambers

The new Pouch in a Pouch from Pechiney Plastic Packaging is a stand-up, bottom-gusset U-shaped pouch with 2 chambers. The main body with inno-lok™ application holds the dog food.
Nestlé is testing this new 18-lb bag, which is easier for consumers to carry and store. Nestlé is looking for pet-food pac
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Convenience is key

Pet-food manufacturers discuss the future of packaging and how innovation, customer convenience, and ease-of-use fit in with upcoming packaging plans.
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FPA awards show flexible versatility

From fruit to juice to dog food to premixed grout, the winners in the Packaging Excellence category in FPA’s annual competition are a mixed bag.
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Plug-and-pack a reality (sidebar)

PackML explained
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Recart takes an important step

Bonduelle, a large European marketer of canned, frozen, and fresh vegetables, plans a March 2003 launch of a variety of vegetables in the Recart™ retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL).
Machine Product Brief
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Parsons Scale Systems: Scale system

Parsons Scale Systems (De Pere, WI) offers an automatic bagging system capable of handling premade paper and plastic bags. Machine is controlled by new PC-based systems with full-color touchscreen interface.
Six-color, reverse flexo-printing on Merrick's stand-up pouches of dog food identifies the product variety and its benefits and
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Stand-up pouch earns Merrick's merit

Merrick Petfoods introduces dog food in a resealable stand-up pouch that’s marketed primarily in Europe.

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