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A vignette of a kitchen environment allows Sonoco to test packaging where it will ultimately be used.
Supplier News

Sonoco opens facility dedicated to packaging innovation

On the grounds of its Hartsville, SC, campus, Sonoco opens its new iPS Studio, outfitted with technologies and workspaces to inspire creativity in package design.
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LIVE FROM Pharma EXPO: A collaborative approach

Theoretical packaging engineer “James” gets design and prototyping help from Klöckner’s BlisterPro XCEL service.
Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging
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Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging

Full service plastic product solutions company R&D Leverage offers design to tooling to manufacturing, including full mold manufacturing for injection molds, PET and IBM tooling.
3D IMAGE. The toolkit allows GSG to transform its clients’ 2D concept drawings into 3D images, onto which graphics can be added, shrink sleeves can be realistically distorted, and more.
Feature Article

Design tool visualizes package concepts in 3D

Creative production agency adopts 3D package design and visualization software to help its clients create better package designs, shorten time to market, and reduce costs.
Machine Product Brief

Digital Graphic Systems: Digital cutter for prototyping, short product runs

The DYSS V-PRO X5 digital cutter from Digital Graphic Systems (DGS) handles prototyping, sample-making, and short/medium run production needs of packaging and point-of-sale display companies.
Five flavor varieties of IHOP at Home successfully replicate the restaurant dispenser design while meeting retail requirements i
Feature Article

Structural prototyping and the modern design process

Prototyping tools and 3D printers are getting more affordable each year.
Materials Product Brief

Klöckner Pentaplast: Blister design service

Klöckner Pentaplast’s next generation of Pentapharm BlisterPro integrated predictive modeling and prototyping for blister design includes new design and optimization services for pharmaceutical packaging, and illustrates the effects of tool geometry, film types, process conditions, and protective barrier properties on the final package.

Rethinking package design

If you’re involved in package design and you aren’t taking advantage of the many new tools that have emerged recently to streamline and improve the work you do, maybe it’s time to resolve that in 2013 you’ll learn more about what’s out there and put some of it to work.
Machine Product Brief

R&D/Leverage: Virtual prototyping tool

R&D/Leverage's new
 Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping process lets PET
 packagers anticipate a bottle concept's impact on 
engineering, operations, and marketing, to provide optimal design performance,
 cut prototyping costs, speed time-to-market, and optimize 
New packaging for Ciao Bella gelato and sorbet offers multiple cues to the consumer on the product type and flavor.
Package Case Study

Science informs design to perfect gelato pack

Ciao Bella Gelato uses ‘survival of the fittest’ testing method to evaluate 6.7 million design concepts that take its award-winning package design to the next level.


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