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Healthy developments stirring in pharmaceutical contract manufacturing

Cel-Sci, Genzyme, and Pfizer announce contract manufacturing, outsourcing plans for drug and biopharmaceutical products.
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India poised for "revolution" in food packaging

Advanced packaging technologies, and a shift to using packaging as a branding tool, will drive growth through 2015, says Datamonitor report.
Machine Product Brief

Banner Engineering Corp.: Sealed OMNI vision sensor

Banner’s PresencePLUS® P4 IP68-rated sealed OMNI vision sensor features a compact, yet durable nickel-plated aluminum that withstands demanding washdown conditions, dust and debris with an integrated ring light or lens cover.
'Dry' decontamination. A French dairy is the first to commercialize the dry decontamination process for aseptic packaging of mil
Feature Article

A golden age of aseptic packaging?

Recent developments have some observers wondering if the U.S. is on the threshold of some kind of golden age of aseptic packaging.

New recycling plant focused on multilayer aseptic packs

In Yamachiche, Quebec, Canada, a new recycling center is being built that will process plastic and paper waste. Low-density polyethylene bags will be handled, but the facility will have a special focus on multilayer brick packs used in aseptic packaging.

China wrestles with recycling issues

Fascinating video brings the viewer inside China—at the packaging operation level, at the retail level, at the waste collection level, and at the recycling center to which waste is brought. The difficulties surrounding recycling are obviously being felt every bit as much in China as they are in Chicago.

Global view of aseptic packaging

A new study reports that aseptically packaged products have grown by more than 6% since 2003. Asia, at 13% annually, has grown fastest.

Carton pack suits soup maker's sustainability goals

Aseptic retort carton is the first used nationally for chunky soup varieties from feel-good food company.

Byrne Dairy--Views on cutting-edge aseptic packaging

Nick Marsella, chief operating officer at Byrne Dairy of Syracuse, NY, describes his key takeaways from the fourth Aseptipak he's attended. He also touches on the Predis preform sterilization technology that Byrne Dairy is in the process of commercializing.
Sustainability upgrade for milk in PET
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Sustainability upgrade for milk in PET

A world’s first: The French dairy company LSDH is launching a lightweight PET bottle for shelf-stable UHT milk. ‘Dry’ sterilization saves significant amounts of water.


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