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U.S. pharma packaging market to grow 5.5% annually through 2014

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) will increase 5.5% annually to $18.4 billion in 2014, according to a Freedonia Group Inc. report on pharmaceutical packaging prospects.
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Controls Product Brief
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Balluff: Capacitive proximity sensors

Balluff’s economical Global.CProx line of capacitive proximity sensors reliably solve object and level detection applications.
Materials Product Brief
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Buckhorn, a Myers Industries, Inc Co.: Collapsible container system

Buckhorn Maximizer pallet-sized collapsible containers with an integrated pallet and lid system, an alternative for corrugated bulk container users, ships and stores light-duty dry goods to maximize productivity, cost savings, safety, space usage and sustainability.
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Package Case Study
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Recycled can brings new life to reconditioned waste ink

A new paint, manufactured entirely from waste emulsion, is being trialed by a U.K. DIY retailer in a plastic pail that incorporates 25% post-industrial content.
Package Case Study
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Cat litter bag stands up and stands out on-shelf

Forty-two pounds of scoopable cat litter are now more visually inviting on shelf, easier to carry, and more sustainable, with The Clorox Pet Product Co.’s switch from a polypropylene pail to the FlexZiBox® flexible stand-up, handled bag from Nordenia.
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.
ZERO LOSS. Deli Star ships most products in bulk bins, where pouches on the bottom of the containers must stand up to the weight
Feature Article
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Bulk-liquid packaging system serves up savings for Deli Star

Leading provider of protein salads, cooked meats, and sauces doubles productivity, improves versatility, and reduces packaging failure with new bulk-liquid packaging system.
Ice River springs for a new PET line
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Ice River springs for a new PET line

The newest bottled water line at Ice River Springs blows and fills 1,200 half-liter bottles/min for private-label customers that include Walmart and Loblaw.
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Recycling of nonbottle rigid plastics jumps nearly 50% in two years

Growth attributed to reclaimers’ increased willingness to accept mixed plastics, greater access by households to collection of these plastics, and industry collaboration.
A closed-loop RPET first
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A closed-loop RPET first

Ice River Springs buys baled PET in metro Toronto, cleans it, and turns it into 100% PCR RPET water bottles that it fills and sends to the marketplace.

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