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liquid metering. A liquid metering pump and bulk solids feeder meter glitter and fragrance oil into the blender.
Machine Case Study

Ingredient blending goes in house

Retrofit with blender and flexible screw conveyor adds in-house blending to packaging of cosmetic powder. New-found flexibility satisfies customer requirements.
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Stonyfield Farms has changed the material composition of its plastic yogurt cups and made the walls thinner
Feature Article

Guess what? They're not buying your product because of your packaging

Package safety has joined product safety in consumer importance. Many CPG companies view that as a negative, but they should instead embrace it as a brand-value opportunity.

Whole Foods implements new sustainable-packaging guidelines

The latest changes affect store-brand supplements and body care products. By the end of 2010, Whole Foods plans to have completed conversion of its Whole Body products to PCR packaging.
Materials Product Brief

Alpha Packaging: Squeezable HDPE bottles

Alpha Packaging has added 4- and 16-oz. sizes of HDPE bottles to its line of Cosmo Rounds.
Package Case Study

Hain Celestial personal care line converts to 100% PCR PET bottles

360-deg switch from 100% virgin PET to 100% PCR PET yields a number of sustainability benefits, supports company’s green commitment.

Sustainable packaging examples remain rare in beauty products

CPG companies seem to be focusing their innovative efforts on green formulations, but little overall attention has been placed on packaging’s footprint.
Materials Product Brief

Silicon valve dispensing tube systems

Softips™ silicon valve dispensing tips from CCL Tube and Aptar Beauty + Home offer precision dispensing in small diameter tubes.

Proposed legislation could impact cosmetic packaging

Following FDA’s recent push to monitor health claims on functional foods, this proposal calls for full disclosure of ingredients, reporting of adverse health effects and random testing for pathogens or contaminants.

Trends in Beauty Packaging: anti-aging and "ubersexuals"

According to, the skin care market for anti-aging products will reach global sales of $115.5 billion by the end of 2010 and is forecasted to grow to $291.9 billion by 2015.
Controls Product Brief

Siemens Industry Inc: High-inertia servomotors

A high-inertia style servomotor from Siemens makes the control response of the new 1FK7-HI suitable for high- and variable-load inertia applications, including the feed and auxiliary axes on machine tools, as well as winders and unwinders.


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