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Package Case Study
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Pet food pack par excellence

Gold for Printing Achievement went to Nordenia USA for a 2.7-kg (5.95 lb) package of Nestlé Purina ONE Dog pet food sold in the Canadian marketplace.
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Package Case Study
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Film for bulk liquids earns Gold for Packaging Excellence

Liquiflex® Advance™ films for bulk liquids is designed to replace metal foodservice cans or traditional bulk liquid films. The 13-layer Liquiflex film generates 96% less waste than cans and up to 30% less waste than other films, and includes redundant nylon and ethylene vinyl alcohol layers for strength and resistance. It is manufactured by Curwood Inc., a Bemis company.
Supplier News
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PAC Machinery Group appoints new Western Regional Sales Manager

The PAC Machinery Group (PMG) has announced that Lawrence Warren has been named Western Regional Sales Manager.  
Machine Product Brief
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W. Amsler Equipment: Preform cooling system improves PET container production

A unique preform cooling system from W. Amsler Equipment Inc., uses increased air flow in the oven to deliver major productivity improvements for manufacturers of PET containers.
Interphex
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Interphex 2011 New York programs announced

Educational program to feature biopharmaceutical manufacturing topics. Meanwhile, ISPE will again sponsor the March 29-31 event in New York.
Machine Product Brief
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Standard-Knapp: Continuous motion case packer

The PakMore™ continuous motion case packer from Standard-Knapp provides fast and smooth packaging of bottles using zero-gap infeed for balanced lines and jam-free operation.
Supplier News
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Alpha Packaging acquires Progressive Plastics

The acquisition by Alpha Packaging of Progressive Plastics, adds more than 160 stock items to Alpha’s product offerings and greatly expands Alpha’s 2-stage PET molding capabilities.  This is Alpha’s largest acquisition to date.
Feature Article
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Progress on two fronts

Less than a year after the Food Safety Alliance for Packaging was formed as a division of the IoPP, it’s encouraging to see that there is progress to report where FSAP’s goals are concerned.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
Feature Article
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Foiled plans might or might not be good

Aluminum foil has long held its own as a barrier material, but there are competitors.
Sustainable labeling from Graphic Packaging International
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Sustainable labeling from Graphic Packaging International

Heat transfer decorating system for plastic containers delivers brilliant and durable image quality, low applied cost -- and it's 100% recyclable.
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