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Stonyfield Farms has changed the material composition of its plastic yogurt cups and made the walls thinner
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Guess what? They're not buying your product because of your packaging

Package safety has joined product safety in consumer importance. Many CPG companies view that as a negative, but they should instead embrace it as a brand-value opportunity.
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Package reflects the toughness of new WD-40 products

WD-40 Co. faced a marketing challenge with its new Blue Works™ line of specialty maintenance products. It needed a package that was just as tough as the brand.
DELICATE TOUCH. Two robots replace eight operators placing sausages into thermoforms with a gentle touch.
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Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit

After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Ethernet cables

TURCK’s Cat 5e Ethernet cables are gigabit capable and incorporate flexlife® high-flex cable jackets.
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Ball bearings

Baldor’s Dodge® Ultra Kleen ball bearings provide extended life in harsh washdown conditions.
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SICK, Inc: Photoelectric sensor

Sick’s W4S-3 photoelectric sensor incorporates OES3 technology into its third generation custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) to ignore stray background reflections, detect multi-colored or shiny objects, and provide high immunity to ambient light.
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Leine & Linde/HEIDENHAIN: Stainless-steel encoders

Leine & Linde’s stainless-steel measurement fieldbus encoders are designed for use in harsh environments.
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Too many product marketers neglect the package-opening 'ceremony'

One blogger’s accounts show that brand owners on the whole still have a long way to go in extending the brand experience via online ordering.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Constant motion VF/F/S

Triangle's VFFS baggers provide constant film motion that delivers consistent web-tracking and reliable registration for quality backseals.
FAULTLESS PREP. Orca Bay redesigned its frozen seafood packaging to include two varieties of vacuum-packaging steam technology--
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Value and health drive new food and beverage packaging

A depressed economy and consumers' increasing concerns about personal, as well as environmental, health and wellness drive food and beverage packaging innovations.

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