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Optel Vision: Serialization Printer
Machine Product Brief
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Optel Vision: Serialization Printer

The Manual Print Station prints and verifies serialized codes on cartons.
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Column/Opinion
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Dietary supplement sweep

They’re really not unregulated.
Progea’s Movicon SCADA system.
Feature Article
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Medical Devices Enter the Information Age

Despite increasing competitive and regulatory pressures, medical device manufacturers have an opportunity to seize a significantly growing market. Streamlining operations through automation will be key.
Pepsi Perfect 1
Package Case Study
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Great Scott! PepsiCo recreates Back to the Future II bottle

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Back to the Future trilogy, PepsiCo launches a limited-edition bottle that brings to life a ‘futuristic’ Pepsi bottle featured in Part II.
GPO's Thailand site. (Source: The Gov't Pharmaceutical Org.)
News
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Thailand’s GPO Implements PAS-X MES system

First implementation of its kind in the Thai pharmaceutical industry interfaces to ERP, LIMS, and eQMS for efficiency and compliance.
With open-mold thermoforming, Senagral can manufacture its shaped ‘ball cups’ in-house at a reduced cost.
Machine Case Study
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Ball-shaped yogurt pots thermoformed in-house

French yogurt producer shows how open-mold thermoforming technology can be used to produce custom-shaped yogurt containers for the same cost as straight-walled cups.
Emmi_1
Package Case Study
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Microwavable metal bowl developed for ready to (h)eat fondue

A packaging supplier-led challenge issued to university students results in a first-of-its-kind commercial application for fondue.
Refrigerated foam bricks.
Feature Article
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Fisher Dishes on Global Clinical Trials Markets

Technology is advancing so fast that unless you have full-time people keeping track of it, a company's capabilities can become quickly obsolete and they will fall behind their competitors.
The triangular carton facings stand out conspicuously on store shelves, vigorously inviting consumer attention.
Package Case Study
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Distinctive, intricate gift packaging wins top PPC award

Mondelēz has a patent pending on this unconventional carton shape/form.
Ibuprofen patch development.
News
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Ibuprofen Patch Developed to Deliver Pain Relief Directly Through Skin

University of Warwick (U.K.), and its spinout firm Medherant say the patch will deliver the drug through the skin to where it’s needed, and at a consistent dose rate. Commercial use expected in about two years.
Eastman Chemical Co.: Copolyesters
Materials Product Brief
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Eastman Chemical Co.: Copolyesters

Tritan and Eastar enhance medical devices and patient safety.
3M’s ‘4 in 1’ package wins WorldStar Award
News
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3M’s ‘4 in 1’ package wins WorldStar Award

TricorBraun design includes Spackle, primer, putty knife and sandpaper in single pack to simplify life for do-it-yourselfers in repair projects.
Supplier News
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Danaher acquires track-and-trace solutions provider Laetus

Change of ownership will significantly enhance Laetus’ growth opportunities through increased scale and access to complementary capabilities.
Instant Knockout package from Roar Ambition.
News
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‘Knockout’ package design earns WorldStar Award

TricorBraun recognized for fist-shaped package for Roar Ambition’s fat-burning supplement.
Country Crock After
Package Case Study
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Space-saving tub serves up new Country Crock recipe

Country Crock adjusts its buttery spread recipe with simpler, fresher ingredients, packaged in a more convenient, rectangular tub decorated with bright imagery of a farm setting.
Hummus Plus
Package Case Study
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Hummus kit stands out in plus-shaped sleeve

New Hummus Plus product includes hummus and chicken, packaged separately and wrapped in a unique, die-cut sleeve, for a convenient, fresh, on-the-go snack or meal.
Feature Article
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Nine beverage labeling packaging trends to watch

Environmentally friendly packaging as well as packages that address consumers’ desire for healthier products are among the trends beverage producers should be noting.
Examining Global IVD Market Factors
Feature Article
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Examining Global IVD Market Factors

Market research indicates optimism for the future for global IVD markets, yet industry consolidation, reimbursement, and excise taxes could slow growth.

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