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Pop N' Shake closure on display at EastPack

Pop N’ Shake is a revolutionary new closure featuring an internal dispensing cavity designed for keeping liquids, powders, syrups, extracts and effervescent tablets separate from liquids until right before consumption.
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FDA's Counterfeit Drug Task Force is more focused on RX drugs than OTC products
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Anticounterfeiting: the urgency grows

Prescription drugs come first, but efforts could encompass OTC, too.
RFID tags like these are wending their way into packaging. Pallets and cases will get them first, but eventually even primary pa
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RFID and packaging security: not 'if,' but 'when'

The potential to track and trace helps establish a package's 'pedigree' and uncover tampering.
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Packaging debut in Spain

With the March launch of the NaturLínea line of premium milk, Central Lechera Asturiana of Ovieda Asturias, Spain, is the first to commercialize the combishape aseptic packaging concept developed by Sig Combibloc.
Carton blanks are opened and bottom-sealed on each of the six mandrels on a wheel within the aseptic machine. This occurs in thr
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Phanner grows with gable-top cartons

Resealable screw caps on gable-top cartons provide ease of use for a variety of beverages filled at Pfanner’s plant in Lauterach, Austria. See video
ELAU's PacDrive automation system facilitates centralized control and diagnosis in SIG Combibloc's award-winning Combishape asep
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'Holistic' approach to automation drives award-winning aseptic beverage carton forming and filling l

Debuting at the Anuga FoodTec trade show in Cologne, Germany, SIG Combibloc revolutionized aseptic beverage packaging with its new Combishape technology.
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Reducing damage in the supply chain

Pira Intl., a packaging business consultancy based in the United Kingdom, recently released the results of a study that examines the causes of damage in the fast moving consumer goods supply chain.
Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons
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Phanner: Carton blank handling/sealing/conveying for resealable gable-top cartons

Pfanner is an Austrian family business that specializes in packing fruit-juice concentrates and ready-to-drink fruit juices. About 70% of its volume is marketed under its own brand.
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A holiday twist

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters with three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Pouch receives Member's Choice award

This year’s Flexible Packaging Assn. Member’s Choice award went to Specialty Films & Associates’ entry for the Digital Innovations MP3 Pouch.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Krones, Inc: Krones, Inc: A cleaner capper

First capper equipped with new servo motor/drive unit brings a host of benefits. Filling lines for aseptically filled plastic bottles are a key target.
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Puncture-resistant shrink bag

Make no bones about it, the ArmorX™ CBP™ (Complete Bone-In Protection) shrink bag is one tough bag.
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A twist on holiday design

Nestlé Canada offered Smarties Holiday Twist canisters that had three moveable rings that allowed kids to move the colorful label graphics into multiple combinations.
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Chef Creations has taste for aseptic cartons

Chef Creations, a division of Orlando, FL-based Culinary Concepts, in August launched what’s reportedly the first aseptically packaged gourmet hollandaise sauce and crème brulée in the United States.
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Food container sales increase projected

According to Freedonia’s study Food Containers: Rigid & Flexible, food container demand in the United States is projected to increase nearly 3% annually to $18.7 billion in 2007.
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Pleasant surprises from new liquid packaging servo

In initial applications of the first purpose-built liquid packaging servo motor/drive, packaging machine builder are discovering surprising new benefits.
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Krones' new aseptic bottle capper is the first packaging machine to use the new ELAU SCL motor/drive technology to maximize effi
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Krones introduces first capper with integral servo motor/drives

At the recent BRAU Beviale show in Nürnberg, Germany, beverage processing powerhouse Krones displayed the world’s first packaging machine to employ new integral servo motor/drive technology from ELAU.

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