Applications

Renewably sourced barrier tray.
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Renewably sourced barrier tray for meat

Sutton, MA-based J&G Foods has begun using an ultra high-barrier renewably sourced thermoformed tray for its vacuum packaged line of fresh red meats.
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Nordson EFD's automated fluid dispensing system
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Nordson EFD: Automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with programming

Easily integrated into any manufacturing operation including pharmaceutical and medical applications, Nordson EFD's new automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with fast and easy programming to provide faster cycle times, reduced manufacturing and ownership costs, and the flexibility to use the same automated dispensing system in different production areas.
REDESIGNED OVENS. The new 16-station blow-molding machine uses fewer oven modules and fewer lamps per module to decrease oven po
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Blow molder cuts energy use 45%

A new blow molder with an energy-saving oven configuration enables German beverage company to decrease energy use while boosting productivity, efficiency, and quality.
INBOUND CARTONS. As cartons visible in the lower right corner are conveyed into a case packer, a camera reads all 100 unique car
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Serialization to meet Turkey’s requirements

A massive serialization project is completed in an impossibly tight timeframe by taking a modular approach across 24 packaging lines and by assembling a tight-knit team.
New Weiman floor cleaner package design
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New floor cleaning bottle triples Weiman’s sales

Replacing a lime-green oblong bottle with a clean, soft-edged, ergonomic container that clearly communicates the product’s use, Weiman’s new floor cleaner bottle triples sales.
Eric Greenberg
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Sunscreens: follow FDA specs or get burned

You know what’s great about modern healthcare?
A range of the medical packaging was tested, to represent the most commonly used types of openings.
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Accessibility of medical packaging: learning from people with impairments

Manufacturers must be aware of the wide range of impairments that can affect consumers, which means one design of accessible packaging may not be suitable for all.
Pharma innovation
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Is a new innovation platform needed for the pharmaceutical industry?

Fastraqq President Dan Balan’s keynote address during the recent PACK EXPO International event in Chicago was an eye-opener.
Drug compounding
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FDA issues guidance for outsourcing facilities

On Nov. 21, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued three additional policy documents to assist entities that compound sterile human drugs with registering as outsourcing facilities.
RxBar
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Revised approach to packaging takes protein bar to new levels

The RxBar is a 1.83-oz protein bar formulated to be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition.
Instant Knockout supplement
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Supplement product & package deliver one-two punch

For a new weight-loss supplement targeted toward men, Robert Parker, owner of Roar Ambition in the U.K., sought a dramatic package format that would help his product stand out in the crowded supplements field.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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'Green' tray for takeaway food

Operating the Churchill’s, Fishnchicken, and Bankers brands, Chesterford Group is the UK’s largest independent chain of fish and chips shops.
RMI3/B X-ray inspection system
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Eagle: X-ray inspection system for unpacked bulk products

The Eagle RMI3/B delivers superior contaminant detection and sanitary construction for high volume bulk product applications.
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Engro's Y Frooter is the first application of Ecolean's Air Aseptic Clear technology.
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Clear stand-up pouch is a first

Pakistan’s Engro Foods, a Karachi-based producer of dairy products, frozen desserts, and fruit drinks, recently became the first to commercialize a clear version of an aseptically filled stand-up pouch that has some pretty unique characteristics.
Shake me
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Microwavable cup holds pasta dishes

The new Shake Me range of ready-meal pasta dishes from France comes in a convenient cup and lid, and uses bright package colors to attract a target audience of 18 to 25 years olds.
Tin Man
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Craft brewer crazy about aluminum cans

Tin Man Brewing Company not only selects aluminum cans for its craft beer varieties, but it also hosts a website to publicize the benefits of this packaging format.
Porsche 1
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VIP gift box for VIP Porsche owner

Porsche China creates a specialty gift box for owners of its new, limited-edition Porsche 918 Spyder to convey luxury and customer care.
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UPM Raflatac: Labels for spirits

UPM Raflatac launches a product portfolio for spirits labeling in the Americas.
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