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Coextrusion blown bottle delivers shelf life and differentiation.
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Multilayer bottle delivers shelf life and differentiation

A new range of dessert toppings from leading Belgium manufacturer Colac is using a custom-molded 850-mL multilayer bottle to deliver the ideal combination of long shelf life and on-shelf appeal.
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Gabletop cartons for unique cow’s milk establishes credentials

In launching its easy-to-digest milk brand in the U.S., New Zealand-based company a2 Milk chooses cartons to tell its brand story and maximize shelf appeal.
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Medical device packaging takes center stage at HealthPack

HealthPack 2015 focused on exclusive survey and package design. Meanwhile, HealthPack 2016 venue is established.
This image shows surgical devices in an operating room theater.
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Medtronic employs ethnographic research for new package

HealthPack 2015: Using ethnographic research leads to the development of medical device packaging.
PREFORMED BAGS. Preformed, preprinted, and pre-perforated bags are supplied to FMR fanfolded in a case, from which the bag film
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Hermit crab 'accessories' now packed automatically

The switch from manual packaging of hermit crab products to an automated filling and sealing bagger speeds production, lowers labor costs, and ensures product quality.
Just Right by Purina
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Personalized petfood is Just Right

When it comes to packaged food, consumers have a virtually endless number of products from which to choose to meet their nutritional needs, taste preferences, and life stage.
COMPACT SOLUTION. ARA chose a rotary vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, date coder, and labeler t
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Vf/f/s system suits snack maker’s flexibility needs

Tropical snacks maker increases capacity, improves efficiency, and realizes flexibility with a new vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, and date coder.
CONTAINER CONVEYANCE. Mushrooms are packed in HDPE and RPET tubs or corrugated folding cartons in 8-, 12-, 16-, or 24-oz weights
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Easy-clean conveyor network

Monterey Mushrooms installs multiple conveyors to ramp up six-lane packing line speeds and simplify sanitation operations.
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Automated data collection to boost packaging line OEE

The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis took center stage at PACK EXPO East in Philadelphia.
FULLY RECYCLABLE. Consisting of two PET bottles—one inner and one outer—the 20-L BrewLock is fully recyclable and is 25% lighter
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Recyclable PET beer keg locks in quality

Heineken USA launches a one-way recyclable PET beer keg for on-premise sales that offers consistent carbonation, 100% evacuation, a smaller footprint, and less expense.
Rejuvenate
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Premium cleaning products convey value for retail sale

Originally sold through TV shopping network channel QVC, For Life Products, LLC’s Rejuvenate line of floor restoration products, based on its All Floors Restorer formula, is designed to return wood, laminate, and other hard floor surfaces to like-new condition.
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PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30) welcome back the Center for Trends and Technologies: Improving Production Through Innovation (CTT) (Booth C-4829), sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork Program.
Seniors represent lucrative market opportunity
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Seniors represent lucrative market opportunity

Euromonitor says the over-60 group will account for 18% of the global population by 2030.
Dow's acrylic Diamond Treatment
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Dow: High-strength acrylic binders for food

Dow's Diamond Treatments apply high-strength acrylic binders for food packaging.
PERFORATED PET. The PET blister has a perforation that runs around its entire perimeter.
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Gillette presses the limits of thermoforming

A perforated PET lid plus easy-open tear tab is what men get in Fusion ProGlide Flex Ball, while a razor for ladies includes a PET lid that’s printed and then formed in register.
Schematic of Cryoport’s liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper.
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Sanaria uses logistics partnership to support Malaria vaccines

Cryoport, Inc. a provider of advanced cryogenic logistics products for the life sciences industry, is enhancing its cryogenic logistics support of its Sanaria partnership, which includes Sanaria’s production of malaria vaccine as well as its research and development efforts.
Recipharm completes Korean serialization project for Abbott
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Recipharm completes Korean serialization project for Abbott

Recipharm a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced the completion of a complex serialization project for Korea for one of its leading customers, Abbott. The initiative commenced in April 2014.
Placon's Envisions PCR Trays and Lids
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Placon: Clear food trays and lids from recycled PET

The new Envisions trays and lids make recycled plastic food packaging from bottles and thermoforms clear and contemporary.

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