Feature Article

Building a better box through minerals

New limestone-coated composite carton for organic bath and body products lends spa-like luxury to gift set with a down-to-earth footprint.
44 Best Package Designs
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2010 NACD awards honor innovation

Twenty-three packages representing a range of industries are lauded by the National Association of Container Distributors.

Hand sanitizer container takes Best of Show for NACD

An attractive yet functional container for a line of foaming hand sanitizers makes this product stand out on shelf, as well as at home on countertops, ensuring regular use.
Feature Article

U.K.'s Asda lowers carbon footprint 7% in two years

U.K. supermarket slashes emissions by 84,703 tonnes since 2007, despite opening 36 new stores.
Feature Article

Looking for soap-sized molded-pulp clamshell

Scott Carpenter, New Products Division – New Ventures Team, SC Johnson, Packager I am looking for a lead on a molded pulp clamshell for something about the size of a bar of soap.
Machine Product Brief

Material Transfer & Storage, Inc: Bulk bag material conditioner

The bulk bag material conditioner from Material Transfer is a patent-pending system that utilizes hydraulically actuated pivoting conditioning arms and a rotary lift table to safely and efficiently return solidified materials to a free-flowing state.
High-efficiency conveyors for personal care
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High-efficiency conveyors for personal care

Video shows Hartness Dynac 6400 conveyor that brings dramatic improvements to line throughput and product volume while providing first-in/first-out, pressureless product handling and accumulation.
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New dry lubrication technology for conveyors reduces water consumption, improves line efficiency

White paper from Hartness explains financial and environmental benefits of non-aqueous dry-lubrication technology vs. soap-and-water lubrication. Personal care packaging lines especially can increase line efficiency and prolong conveyor life.
Controls Product Brief

AutomationDirect: Universal signal conditioners

 AutomationDirect’s 884114 and 84116 universal signal conditioners come in plastic slim-line housings to convert, isolate, and transmit scale signals from a wide variety of process sensor and controller I/O.


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