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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Materials Product Brief

Alpha Packaging: 32-oz. narrow-neck bottles

Alpha Packaging’s 32-oz. narrow-neck bottles are made using a 2-stage blow molding process.
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Challenges of designing packaging for men's "beauty" products

This growth market requires a whole new vocabulary, color palette and even distinct shelf space, “The Men’s Zone.”
Materials Product Brief

Mason Box Co.: Decorative packaging

Off-the-shelf and custom designed decorative packaging for candies, foods, snacks, soaps, and similar products is available from Mason Box Company.
Materials Product Brief

Avery Dennison, Fasson Roll North America: Flexible packaging products

The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation has launched 7 flexible packaging products that are part of the Fasson® Rapid-Roll® FlexPak™ product line.


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