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Beverage Roundtable: Package designs that elevate mainstream products
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Beverage Roundtable: Package designs that elevate mainstream products

How do you sell a mainstream product with better-than-mainstream design? Experts Rick Barrack, Will Burke and David Padula went shopping for the answer. Here's what they found...
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Hitachi: Flawless reliability for the Auto Industry

When it comes to providing seat belt tensioners for the auto industry, quality and reliability aren’t just important – they’re everything.
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EVT Eye Vision Technology: Vision sensors
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EVT Eye Vision Technology: Vision sensors

The EyeSens BI offers a wide range of inspection options for beverage bottles.
Reagents driving European IVD market
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Reagents driving European IVD market

Decentralized testing, industry consolidation, increased automation in labs among the key trends.
Th Diamond effect bottle for Harrogate Water Brands.
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Diamond bottle for Harrogate

A new “Diamond” glass bottle for Harrogate Water Brands, independent owner of Harrogate Spring Water and charity water brand Thirsty Planet, is part of the brand’s new campaign to further reinforce its position as the No.1 premium British spring water.
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Absolut bottle celebrates Andy Warhol

Absolut bottles Any Warhol’s creativity with a limited-edition design that replicates the artist’s original Warhol Absolut painting from 1986.
Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024
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Smithers Pira predicts US$1.1 trillion global packaging market by 2024

Healthcare packaging and packaging for other consumer goods will remain the fastest-growing segments.
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Single-serve wine packaging stacks up

Created for women who appreciate style, a new wine brand from TV personality Giuliana Rancic employs the stacked-wine package concept for by-the-glass consumption.
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Tequila bottle redesign emphasizes heritage, authenticity

Premium tequila brand Cazadores celebrates Mexican heritage with new bottle and label design that emphasize the product’s long history and rich tradition.
GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
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Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements
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Food-centric design rebrands Fiber Choice supplements

Package graphics communicate to consumers that the product is made from 100% natural fiber found in fruits and vegetables.
FIGURE 1: Experimental set-up: Monitoring set-up in the lab showing three VisiSens detection units (cameras on the right corner) connected to a PC and software screen (a); test vial containing alginate beads in direct contact with the detector unit for CO2 monitoring (b); monitoring set-up allows detection of three parameters pH, O2 and CO2 (c).
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Immobilized plant cells: from DSMZ to the customer

VisiSens technology is used to detect metabolic activities of immobilized plant cells during simulated cell transport in a closed system.
Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables
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Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables

A rotary table for pharmaceutical applications adapts to products of varying size and shape.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
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Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
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Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.

Hummus snack pack stands out

A new on-the-go snack pack from Tribe, Tribe To Go uses an eye-catching composite can to hold a thermoform cup of hummus and a snack bag of chips.

Waterfall bottle is distinct but familiar

A new bottle structure for Eufora, a line of hair care products for the salon industry, uses a sweeping waterfall-like angle on one shoulder that differentiates the bottle from its competitors yet is similar enough to the company’s previous package style that it is recognizable to Eufora fans.
FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers
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FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers

As FDA becomes more globally focused, drug complaints and adverse event reporting pose “cultural” challenges, as do inspections.

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