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Loop-and-hook closure keeps bath salts fresh

Dr Teal’s selects a VELCRO closure for a flexible pouch holding its Epsom Salt Soaking Solutions product. The closure offers consumer convenience and product protection.
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GLBC new packaging labels
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Beer labels as ‘conversation pieces’

New label designs for Great Lakes Brewing Company’s beer brands feature colorful, detailed paintings that incorporate textures and mementos from GLBC’s 27-year history.
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Ultra-premium petfood gets reclosable seal

Pet Food UK selects a 1.5-kg flexible pouch for its new petfood product that uses a reclosable hook-and-fastener system to provide convenience and product protection.
The X33 x-ray inspection features a redesigned, more user-friendly interface
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Private labeler Zinetti Foods upgrades with X-ray inspection

The private labeler of frozen entrees added X-rays to its inspection line to enhance food safety and ensure food safety for its retail chain customers. Vendor: Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
Lucky Budda Beauty
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Walmart expo spurs sustainable end-cap

Walmart collaborates with supplier of cellulose-based packaging material and Lucky Budda Beer to design a sturdy, recyclable end cap for select Walmart stores.
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Spirits bottle celebrates Lunar New Year

A special, limited-edition bottle for Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whiskey employs Chinese ceramic artistry to celebrate the Year of the Ram.
Off The Shelf: Big time space savings
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Off The Shelf: Big time space savings

It's remarkable how much cost can be taken out of the value chain when primary packaging is carefully examined.
Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips
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Compostable pouch is perfect fit for seaweed chips

For its line of natural seaweed chips, New Frontier Foods selects a pouch package made from compostable wood pulp that matches its Ocean’s Halo brand identity.
PACKAGE INSPECTION. Amway turned to Mettler-Toledo’s product inspection group for Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline x-ray insp
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New equipment energizes Amway’s nutritional packaging

Eight checkweighers and six x-ray systems support canister, stick-pack and pouch packaging lines at Amway’s Nutrilite® facility in Ada, MI.
GreenShield Organic sugarcane-based HDPE bottle
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Sugarcane-based bottle aligns with organic cleaners

Organic cleaning products company Greenology switches to sugarcane-based HDPE bottles that provide the same functionality as petroleum-based packaging in a renewable material.
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.
Nordson EFD's automated fluid dispensing system
Machine Product Brief
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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
Controls Case Study
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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.

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