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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.
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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.
Package Case Study
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New dishwasher rinse bottle saves the day

With a structure likened to a superhero silhouette, a new bottle for LemiShine Rinse dishwater detergent additive brings double-digit sales growth to the brand.
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Devilishly convenient container for car shampoo

U.K.’s CarPlan Demon Foam car shampoo launches in a custom container with a molded cavity in the back panel that holds a detachable foam head.
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Iconic L'eggs Sheer Energy egg package returns

Sheer Energy Legwear celebrates ‘Fabulous after 40 Years’ with a limited-edition egg package and social media-based sweepstakes.
Warm Ups Dog Food Enhancers are an oatmeal-based product introduced in a microwavable cup to help create a warm, wholesome meal for dogs.
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Easy-prep warm dog food in PP cup

A new line of ‘dog food enhancers’ created to be poured warm over dry dog food comes in a microwavable cup with film lidding and an inviting shrink-sleeve label.
SEVEN LANGUAGES. A new five-panel, extended-text label for Slime Tire Sealant allows Accessories Marketing to provide information on the product in seven languages.
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Extended-text label serves up Slime in seven languages

Tire sealant producer moves from a crowded label and instructions insert to an extended-text label with seven languages to successfully market its Slime brand to an international audience.
TWO PALLETS. Each of Lorillard’s 16 robotic palletizers is fed by two packaging lines, with the robot building two pallets at one time corresponding to the two lines.
Machine Case Study
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Eighteen robotic palletizers ensure quality at tobacco company

Lorillard Tobacco Co. installs 18 robotic palletizers to speed the in-house identification of nonconforming product and enable product tracking for 40 billion cigarettes/yr.
Off The Shelf: Plantable, compostable pod holds produce seeds
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Off The Shelf: Plantable, compostable pod holds produce seeds

Scotts Miracle-Gro introduces the Gro-Ables Seed Pod, which offers consumers a foolproof way to grow their own herbs and produce from seeds. Seeds, along with fertilizer, are contained in a ‘pod’ made from compostable materials that can be planted directly in the ground and turns to compost by the following growing season.

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