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Video: Sparkling wine bottle gets 2 oz lighter

In a two-year project, MARTINI Asti redesigns its sparkling wine bottle to reduce the glass weight, as part of parent company Bacardi’s sustainability initiative.
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Love Beets
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Playful packs make beets more approachable

Love Beets ready-to-eat beets get a new package design that makes the traditionally hard-to-prepare vegetable more convenient and accessible for consumers.
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Dairy saves 1.7 M lb of HDPE in less than two years

A new 1-gal HDPE milk jug for United Dairy uses significantly less plastic, increases operational efficiencies, and offers greater functionality to consumers.
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Seventh Generation package is 'display-worthy'

When Seventh Generation redesigned the packaging for its line of four hand-wash products to make it more appealing for consumers’ counters, it saw sales double.
SkinnyPack container
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Salsa container is both rigid and flexible

Salsa maker is the first brand in North America to use a new container that combines rigid and flexible packaging materials to reduce weight and material, and increase shelf appeal.
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Aye, robot! Meat processor welcomes automation

A deli meat and cheese producer finds that a robotic case packer is not so costly and complex after all, and it can handle automated inspection.
Automating Hygiene: What You Need to Know
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Automating hygiene: What you need to know

When it comes to keeping equipment clean in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries, machine builders and operators need to stay ahead of pending regulations and on top of the technology developments that can help them comply.
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Coveris Rigid Poland: Multi-colored PET/PE trays

Coveris Rigid Poland offers PP and PET/PE trays for a wide range of poultry and red meat products.
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Watch PMMI’s 2014 Packaging Line of the Year in action
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Watch PMMI’s 2014 Packaging Line of the Year in action

Learn how Big Heart Pet Brands implemented new packaging technologies and fetched PMMI’s prestigious award.
New PET jar has great shelf impact.
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Slimmer jar packs a confectionery punch

A narrow jar that loses none of the on-shelf impact of its larger predecessor has been created for Tangerine Confectionery, based in the Yorkshire region of England.
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Inline Plastics Corp.: Tamper-resistant round bowls

Inline Plastics Corp. introduces their improved one piece round clamshell bowls, the enhanced version of the company’s Safe-T-Fresh® line of products.
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A stunning glass bottle that exemplifies 'a complete design."
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Outstanding glass bottle wins award

The Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition Bottle has been awarded the ‘Best Bottle in Glass’ at the 2014 World Beverage Awards.
Off The Shelf: Clever carton for Milk-Bone chews
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Off The Shelf: Clever carton for Milk-Bone chews

It’s designed to look like a tooth paste carton so that pet owners will think ‘canine dental health’ when they encounter it in the store.
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Elegant bottle showcases spirits’ quality

Craft spirits maker Copper Fiddle Distillery selects a four-sided, decanter-style, clear flint glass bottle that reflects the beauty and quality of its whiskey and gin products.
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Building products packaging meets OSHA standard

New product packaging for USG Corp.’s line of building products handily meets the deadline for OSHA’s Global Harmonization Standard, while furthering the company’s branding strategy.
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HCPC accepting entries for compliance packaging competition

Compliance Package of the Year Awards recognizes compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
HIGH-VOLUME PRECISION. Touch-panel control makes it easy for operators to view and edit print messages.
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Improving egg carton printing efficiencies

Non-contact inkjet printers enhance print quality and consistency, while saving time and money.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administartion, “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Final Rule,” 12/3/14
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FDA updates drugs/biologics labeling system

Includes major revisions on pregnancy and breastfeeding, with labeling changes taking effect June 30, 2015. Prescription drugs and biologic products approved after June 30, 2015, will use the new format immediately, while labeling for prescription drugs approved on or after June 30, 2001, will be phased in gradually.

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