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Nuts and seeds packager upgrades labeling operations

Installs automatic labeling machines to replace manual labeling of PET containers.
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Innovation built on green principles

Sustainability remained a key criterion in this 22nd edition of the DuPont Awards. But this is mostly a story about innovation.
Machine Case Study

PTI thrives on inspection/metal detection systems

Contract manufacturer’s Royston, GA, facility uses machinery for quality, also gaining economic benefits.

Bioplastics thrive despite economic woes

A poll conducted by the European Bioplastics association shows growth in bioplastics that is expected to continue into 2011 and beyond.
Package Case Study

DuPont Gold for cat litter bags

New packaging for Fresh Step Cat Litter, a product of Clorox USA, Oakland, CA, has garnered a DuPont Gold Award; by replacing polypropylene pails with flexible film bag packaging, Clorox has cut packaging material weight by 80%.
Materials Product Brief

Container and Pooling Solutions Inc (CAPS): One-way corrugated containers

Container and Pooling Solutions’ (CAPS’) One-Way corrugated container is a 275-gallon liquid container designed for customers who need an economical bulk liquid shipping solution for smaller volumes, international shipments or products with an extended shelf life.
Materials Product Brief

Plastican, Inc: New lightweight 5-gallon rigid packaging

5-gallon rigid plastic container is designed to package goods for the industrial and consumer markets, including building products, paints, foods, and a variety of do-it-yourself products.
Feature Article

The value of track and trace

If you’re a food manufacturer and you’re involved in a food ingredient recall, how challenging will it be to trace back which lots might have contained the ingredient in question?

Three Pack Expo initiatives

PMMI announces not only a Manufacturing Excellence Conference at Chicago’s Pack Expo International this Fall but also two special pavilions.
Feature Article

Loading the Design Box

According to VCP packaging engineer Stephane Bernelas, the Design Box is a “presentation package” designed to increase VCP’s perception as a source of luxury products and reinforce its position as an innovative champagne house.


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