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Package Case Study
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CR auto additives closure

Sea Foam Sales Co., an auto additive manufacturer in Eden Prairie, MN, was among the first to employ the new VUN CR AF child-resistant closure.
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Method unveils bottle made from ocean plastic

Plastic retrieved from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch makes up 25% of Method’s 100% PCR-content polyethylene bottle.
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Package Case Study
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'Smart bag' design for pet food educates, differentiates

New packaging for dog-food brand Blackwood Pet Food places key product information on the front of the bag to aid ‘dog Moms’ in search of best nutrition.
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News
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Helpful hints in analyzing for glass delamination

A stereomicroscope equipped with oblique and coaxial lighting helps examine filled vials for glass delamination in pharmaceutical applications.
News
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
The new rectangular container at right holds more tissue than the previous package, while still fitting in the same outer bliste
Package Case Study
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Rectangular pack is a good fit for allograft tissue

Specially designed cyclic olefin copolymer container housed in an outer blister protects lyophilized tissue used primarily in orthopedic and spine-related surgeries.
Friesen's check weighers, IP69K-rated for washdowns, make good use of CP69x2 control panels (right) for machine visualization.
Machine Case Study
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Check weigher OEM weighs in on open architecture

Friesen’s increases its check weigher system speed by 31% and reduces downtime by 22% using controls that are PC- and EtherCAT-based.
Without proper venting, container collapse can occur
Package Case Study
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Vented cap liners cure container woes

High-altitude plastic bottle collapsing problems solved and product safety and brand image preserved.
Feature Article
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BPA gets into court, too

Most of the discussions about bisphenol A, or BPA, in this column have been about how regulatory officials and governments have reacted to the chemical’s presence in packaging. 
Feature Article
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An epistolary column

My Lead Off column in the July issue described how Ecovative LLC and others are turning to crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock. The column generated this intriguing exchange of e-mails.

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