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Tetra Pak reports environmental gains on 2020 goals

The company moves toward its 2020 goals with higher access to carton recycling and increased awareness of resource scarcity, among other new solutions.
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MEDEA Vodka
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A vodka bottle as instant messaging system?

MEDEA adds functionality to its LED-enabled vodka bottle, coupling it with Bluetooth technology and a proprietary app that lets users set and display scrolling messages remotely.
Stoneground Flakes cereal
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Back to the Roots ‘undoes’ it again with new cereal, outside help

Back to the Roots is at it again — growing nationally and “undoing” processed foods with more outsourcing help, new packaging and some wild new products bound for national retailers.
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Bizerba acquires French inspection specialist Luceo

Bizerba expands its portfolio in food safety with Luceo's visual inspection technology.
RPC's rigid 5-liter container for solvent-based products
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RPC: Rigid 5-liter solution for solvent-based products

RPC Containers launches a 5-liter co-extruded blow- molded jerrycan specially designed for the chemicals and solvents market, featuring a nylon barrier material that prevents the migration of solvents and a 38-mm tamper-evident cap.
Gerber package seen at Anuga FoodTec 2015.
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Packaging innovations at Anuga FoodTec

Using innovative packaging to reclaim market share lost to private label knockoffs is a strategy that brands are embracing frequently these days, and examples of it at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, were in abundance.
K-Mug small
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.
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New mayo bottle designed to squeeze out the last drop

Hellmann’s debuts a new inverted squeeze bottle with three improvements that allows consumers to get more mayo out of the bottle with less waste, less mess, and more control.
A 10-pack of Peeps
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Automatic case packing for Peeps

A move from RSCs to retail-ready packaging for its Peeps candy prompts Just Born to replace its manual secondary packaging process with fully automatic equipment.
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JLS adds Finance Director and PMMI Certified Training

JLS Automation names Karen Bowser Finance Director and completes PMMI Training Certification
Case-ready meats
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Regulations hinder new packaging for meat, poultry, seafood

Regulations related to the manufacture, distribution, type, and category of meat, poultry, and seafood are stifling the entry of new players and packaging innovation, says report.
High-quality flexo printing brings bread to shelf with a new boldness.
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Bold print for Brace’s brand

Brace’s extensive range of Family Bread popular in the UK now has bold new graphics thanks to excellence in flexographic printing
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Ingredion completes Penford acquisition

Ingredion and Penford hope to generate annual cost synergies of at least $20 million.
Global Data forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth
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Forecast sees significant U.S. pharmaceutical market growth

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, faster FDA product approvals, and millions of previously uninsured people potentially entering the patient pool expected to help drive future pharmaceutical growth.
Fresh-R-Pax mini-container
Materials Product Brief
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Baltimore Innovations Ltd.: Mini containers for fresh fruit

Baltimore Innovations launches the Fresh-R-Pax “mini-container”.
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Innovia's BOPP film for mineral oil barrier
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Innovia: BOPP film for mineral oil barrier

Innovia Films launches Propafilm RCU—its first BOPP film that has been officially proven to provide up to 1.5 years of protection from mineral oil migration.
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VariBlend: Dual-dispensing 30-ml PET bottle

VariBlend adds to its on-the-go, custom-blending, dual-dispensing range with a new Sonoco 30-ml PET bottle and new 40-mm dispenser with secure locking design.
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Plantic: Renewably sourced vacuum skin packaging

Plantic’s eco Plastic Skin Pack ultra-high gas barrier material establishes new standards in more sustainable vacuum skin packaging performance.

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