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The Coca-Cola Company pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
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Coke’s 100% plant-based bottle exhibited at Expo Milano

The package represents the first demonstration scale production of a PET bottle made entirely from plant-based material.
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Puck
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80-SKU redesign anchored by emotive device

Arla Foods redesigns the packaging for its Puck line of dairy and cooking products, launching a holding device that now forms part of the Puck visual equity toolbox.
Fast Orange 1
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Rocker cap speeds handwash dispensing

Mechanics and DIYers will appreciate the new disc-top rocker closure used for Fast Orange waterless hand cleaner that allows for one-hand opening and dispensing.
REMOVING RESHIPPERS. Arriving at the Heaven Hill plant in corrugated reshippers, the glass bottles are fed into the filling line
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Twin-bowl filling is just the ticket

Limited floor space was a factor as Heaven Hill Distilleries evaluated new filling equipment. It led to the Bardstown plant being the first to install a new kind of filler.
Twin Seal cartoner
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Small cartoner brings huge benefits

Short-run orders at this distribution and packaging center are on the rise, and it was getting increasingly expensive to produce them. Semi-automatic cartoner to the rescue.
CASE PALLETIZING. In keeping with the rest of the automated line, the finished cases are automatically palletized by robot.
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Single-source line for pouch packaging

When the Ute Tribe’s agricultural enterprise launched a new line of corn meal for retail sale, having a single source for most of the packaging equipment proved helpful.
Patricks haircare products
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Premium package is inspired by luxury brands

Patrick Kidd had a very clear vision of the package design he wanted for his debut line of Patricks premium hair styling products for men—and nothing less would do, he admits.
Globe
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Forecasting the healthcare packaging market from 2015-2025

Visiongain offers prospects for leading companies in over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
Fusion ProGlide
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Gillette reimagines the shave gel bottle

Claiming to have solved one the most common morning arguments that couples have, Gillette has reengineered the aluminum bottle for men’s shave gel to eliminate the mess associated with shaving.
Method 4X
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Method is first with 100% RPET detergent bottle

Method overcomes design and manufacturing challenges to create a 53-oz 100% RPET bottle with strong shelf appeal and environmental benefits for its new laundry detergent.
Medea
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‘Texting’ via vodka bottle

LED-enabled vodka bottle that scrolls messages can now be remotely programmed through the use of Bluetooth technology and a custom app.
A patented preform from Invento is used to make shaped PET cans with an aluminum lid.
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Ipack-Ima: Materials capture the spotlight

Several new material innovations designed to address sustainability, shelf-impact, and the challenges of e-commerce, make their debut at Ipack-Ima.
Easysnap sachet
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Ipack-Ima: One-hand opening sachets are a snap

A new sachet system with multiple material and equipment technology patents produces single-dose packets that can be opened with one hand and accommodate a range of liquid products.
TIVA 2 spirits bottle closure by GCS
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Global Closure Systems: Anti-counterfeit glass bottle closure

GCS’s new TIVA 2 bottle closure offers both anti-counterfeit features and smoother pours.
Dewey Scott of Scott Farms describes how automation and unique serialization have benefited his company.
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Unique serialization comes to fresh produce

Proudly representing the food industry at The Automation Forum, and the produce industry in particular, was Dewey R. Scott, Operations Manager at North Carolina sweet potato packer Scott Farms.
PRINT JOB. A Hypertherm employee initiates a print job through barcode scanning.
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Hypertherm cuts costs with enterprise labeling

U.S. manufacturer saves $1.5 to $5 million by implementing a browser-based labeling system that improves production uptime.
Off The Shelf: Gillette thermoform has unique perfs
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Off The Shelf: Gillette thermoform has unique perfs

There’s no chance for wrap rage if a clamshell-style package opens easily, and this is one that opens mighty easily indeed.

Clean can technology makes mornings easier

Gillette has reengineered the aluminum bottle for men’s shave gel to eliminate the mess associated with shaving. The new can, launched in February 2015, comprises a rust-free plastic package, an enhanced dispenser, and a see-through gel gauge that have been designed to reduce waste and prevent mess.

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