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This photo shows the SAVSU containers for temperature-sensitive shipments.
Feature Article
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Assessing trends in temperature-sensitive biologic shipments

In this 'First Person' Q&A, Mike Rice, President & CEO, BioLife Solutions, Inc., discusses the role of a smart shipping container and a related cloud-hosted ‘cold chain’ management app.
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The ink-jet coder print lot code numbers on-demand, on a range of label sizes and types, using either water- or solvent-based in
Machine Case Study
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Cosmetic compacts labeled and coded

Co-manufacturer/packager of cosmetics replaces a manual label application process for compacts with an ink-jet coder and label applicator to increase speed, minimize waste.
Sofrigam: Temperature-controlled packaging
Materials Product Brief
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Sofrigam: Temperature-controlled packaging

Igloo allows patients to transport heat-sensitive medicines from pharmacy to home.
PürPod 100
Package Case Study
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World’s first 100% compostable coffee pod

According to some statistics, the growing use of Keurig-style brewing systems has had a significant negative environmental side effect: It is estimated that in 2014, the number of single-serve pods sent to landfills could have circled the earth 11 times.
Sonoco Thermosafe: Blood transport container
Materials Product Brief
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Sonoco ThermoSafe: Blood transport container

Via Blood Transporter protects blood products during transportation and storage.
Sutherland Packaging: POP display printing
Materials Product Brief
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Sutherland Packaging: POP display printing

High-impact direct color printing boosts single-piece corrugated POP displays.
Patricks haircare products
Package Case Study
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Premium package is inspired by luxury brands

Patrick Kidd had a very clear vision of the package design he wanted for his debut line of Patricks premium hair styling products for men—and nothing less would do, he admits.
Method 4X
Package Case Study
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Method is first with 100% RPET detergent bottle

Method overcomes design and manufacturing challenges to create a 53-oz 100% RPET bottle with strong shelf appeal and environmental benefits for its new laundry detergent.
A patented preform from Invento is used to make shaped PET cans with an aluminum lid.
News
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Ipack-Ima: Materials capture the spotlight

Several new material innovations designed to address sustainability, shelf-impact, and the challenges of e-commerce, make their debut at Ipack-Ima.
FULLY RECYCLABLE. Consisting of two PET bottles—one inner and one outer—the 20-L BrewLock is fully recyclable and is 25% lighter
Package Case Study
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Recyclable PET beer keg locks in quality

Heineken USA launches a one-way recyclable PET beer keg for on-premise sales that offers consistent carbonation, 100% evacuation, a smaller footprint, and less expense.

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