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Solid gains in bottle-to-bottle recycling

Closed-loop, bottle-to-bottle recycling is taking a big leap forward in a Canadian town called Shelburne, some 60 miles north of Toronto.
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Machine Case Study
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Case study in automating the bagging of frozen meals

By automating the bagging of its frozen Asian entrées, Kahiki Foods reduces labor costs by 65%, without eliminating workers.
Package Case Study
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Talk about inhaling your food...

 
Package Case Study
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Portable "Sushi Popper" ultimate convenience food?

Uses for tubes have grown in the past few years, but this package may smell a little fishy!
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Challenges of designing packaging for men's "beauty" products

This growth market requires a whole new vocabulary, color palette and even distinct shelf space, “The Men’s Zone.”
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World Wide Packaging, LLC: Tube and round flip-top closure

Because the cap is part of the tube, World Wide Packaging's patent pending 50mm round 1-piece tube provides a variety of options and features without the additional expense of a 2-piece tube.
VF/F/S bagmaker
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VF/F/S bagmaker

The G3 twin-tube VFFS snack food bagmaker from Kliklok-Woodman uses all-servo motion controls to produce up to 240 bags/minute (120/tube).
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European tube suppliers report relatively stable 2009

The tube’s versatility, and a strong presence in cosmetics and pharma, helped this package weather the economic storm across Europe.
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Six packaging automation trends to watch in 2010

I know the year is already a little long in the tooth for New Year’s predictions; most people get those out of the way much earlier than January 15.
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Contract-packed tattoo moisturizer tubes offer multiple benefits

Tattoo lotion specialist After Inked® adopts consumer-convenient, easy-open/reclose packaging that enables material source reduction and enhanced graphics, while shortening lead times and reducing inventory requirements.

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