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Tense trends tend to send messages to packaging makers

In an ideal world, most of the time packaging materials are invisible, happily protecting food, drugs, and other consumer products, sometimes using somewhat sophisticated technologies, but not drawing attention to themselves.
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Machine Product Brief

Thermo Fisher Scientific: IP69K rating for metal detector systems

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s entire line of APEX metal detectors has the IP69K extreme washdown rating, providing a dust-tight system that can be cleaned with water at temperatures up to 80ºC and 1450 psi pressure.

Champagne industry working toward a greener bottle

The industry sets an initial goal of reducing the packaging carbon footprint 25% by 2020, with a far more ambitious longer-term objective.
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).
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Employing packaging to energize nutraceuticals

 As functional foods, beverages, and nutritional supplements continue to blend into new categories, companies use packaging to help market innovative new products.
Groovy beverage bottle builds green credibility
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Groovy beverage bottle builds green credibility

All-natural sports drink maker LIV Organic debuts the first PET bottle using new Groovy finish technology, said to use 31% less resin than a standard 38-mm finish.

Dry aseptics-- an emerging trend?

I’ve always been fascinated by aseptic packaging, especially since food and beverage manufacturers began to evolve beyond the humble brick pack and started looking at aseptic filling of PET containers.

FTC targets Snap, Crackle and Pop for health claims on Rice Krispies

Package claims cereal “now helps support your child’s immunity.”
Package Case Study

Tenaya launches high-acid, shelf-stable beverages in aseptic PET bottles

Reportedly among the first of its kind in North America, the organic beverages use bottles with a barrier coating.
Package Case Study

Energy drinks in aluminum cans

AriZona Beverage launches AZ Energy natural drinks in attractive aluminum cans.


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