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Global Closure Systems: Child resistant closure

Global Closure Systems announces the launch of Hector, a user-friendly and lightweight angle neck bleach (ANB) child resistant closure (CRC) produced in Spain for the household market.
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Package Case Study
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Bowser Beer for Dogs mimics longneck beer bottles

A broth-based beverage for dogs, Bowser Beer in 12-oz amber PET bottles is made for ‘beer drinkers and dog lovers who do almost everything with their dogs.’
Flowcontrol means no glugging or spills.
Package Case Study
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Flowcontrol bottle for motor oil

A custom 5-L oil container for leading UK producer Millers Oils features a unique dispensing closure that allows the oil to be fully controllable and to flow freely and easily.
Trapped blister uses RPET for the thermoformed blister component.
Package Case Study
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Spout attachment trapped in a blister

A trapped blister is the packaging format selected by Park City, UT-based Choomee Inc. for its Sip’n Soft Top product.
News
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Plastic packaging made from air?

IT solutions provider Dell announces its use of a carbon-negative plastic material made from air and greenhouse gases for its Dell Latitude series notebooks, in fall 2014.
Materials Product Brief
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Toray Plastics (America): Clear high-barrier BOPP film

Torayfan® CBS2 film is an environment-conscious, clear, high-oxygen- and moisture-barrier BOPP film designed for use as the inside sealant web for the packaging of bakery items, crisp salty snacks, cookies, crackers, granola, fruit and nut mixes, and confections, as well as dry pet food and treats and non-food items.
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Package Case Study
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PET grows business for Indian agri product

Mumbai, India-based agricultural products company Godrej Agrovet Ltd. (GAVL) was thinking outside the bag when it launched its Vipul granulated and liquid plant regulator product in a custom-designed PET bottle.
Package Case Study
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Eco-friendly eyeglass case is 'crafted from the ground up'

Proof Eyewear switches to a 100% pinewood box for its line of eyewear made from eco-friendly materials.
Sensors enable clear object detection. Source: Banner
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CPG manufacturers benefit from sensor technology advances

One trend in packaging machine design is to move from tool-less changeovers to automated changeovers, reducing the complexity and downtime related to product variation. Sensors of various types enable the automation.
Banner's IVu  is a vision sensor that can identify mislabeling.
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Sensor trends affecting packaging automation

Non-rigid packaging handling, quality control and trace-and-trace applications are being improved by advances in sensor technology. Here’s how.

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