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Highly versatile stick pack machine
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Highly versatile stick pack machine

RoPak's highly versatile stick pack machine can accomplish both liquid and dry packs by simply changing the doser. Servo control of the doser, in conjunction with different forming axes, allow for very easy changeover, in fact, the machine can perform a tool-less changeover, with only forming tubes, film and appropriate machine configurations in need of change.
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Design division brings disruptive innovation
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Design division brings disruptive innovation

Berry Plastics' new Blue Clover Studios builds on the company's existing rigid plastic package design expertise, adding a full complement of services, including market research, idea generation, 3D prototyping, and validation, to deliver disruptive innovation to CPGs.
Automatic blister packer reduces labor
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Automatic blister packer reduces labor

New from Starview, the Model FAB8-1418 fully automatic 8-station rotary blister sealer integrates an ESS Technologies' vision-guided robot to orient and pick-and-place product that is then packaged in a trapped blister at speeds to 18 to 20 cycles/min.
THERMOFORMABLE PAPER-BASED TRAY.  Shown here are two of the seven varieties of chilled meat products packaged by Micarna in the PaperLite material.
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Sliced fresh meats in a thermoformable paper-based pack

Migros, the well known and influential supermarket chain based in Switzerland, has launched a paper-based barrier tray that represents a 60% reduction in plastic content.
VARIED FLAVORS. Absolut produces a range of vodka flavors in ten glass bottle sizes.
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'Absolut' bottle packaging efficiency

Vodka giant installs state-of-the-art bottle accumulation, buffering, and conveyance system to keep pace with global demand.
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Digital watermarking assists in Cooking Light

Time Inc.’s Cooking Light brand—including its monthly magazine and line of prepared meals for retail—prides itself on giving its consumers the tools to make it easier to get healthy, delicious meals on the table.
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Vegan brand emphasizes healthy ingredients

Nate’s Meatless of South San Francisco has updated the packaging for its meatless meatballs with clean, modern graphics and an icon that emphasizes the product’s non-GMO status.
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Greek yogurt alternative has a French flair

Representing an inventive departure in both product and packaging, Stonyfield Farm’s new Petite Crème is a yogurt-like fresh cheese product similar to fromage blanc that uses package graphics reflecting its French-inspired origins.
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Betty is reimagined for the modern mom

A redesign for the complete Betty Crocker baking product line puts desserts in inviting kitchen contexts to appeal to the modern mom’s desire for classic values and authenticity.
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Skincare balm comes in 3D-printed, PLA container

Anita’s Balm founder brings package manufacturing in-house, creating a custom twist-up container resembling a mini amphora jar, made from compostable PLA resin.
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Travel light with ultra-slim personal care packs

A new credit card-sized, portable liquid container for on-the-go personal care products recently launched by Miists Intl., LLC of Phoenix just might be the thinnest, most convenient travel pack on the market.
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Pregis: Hybrid void-fill system

Suitable for traditional void-fill applications as well as dimensional-weight pricing, Pregis’ new AirSpeed Axis machine coupled with its new line of AirSpeed HLX hybrid low-density polyethylene void-fill pillows is capable of producing several different inflatable pillow patterns on one machine.
Off The Shelf: No chemical propellant needed for this air spray
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Off The Shelf: No chemical propellant needed for this air spray

San Francisco-based Method Products strikes again, this time with an innovative PET packaging concept for its line of air refreshers.
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Coca-Cola is first to use bio-based drink carton

Honored with an award by the Brazilian Packaging Assn., Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice brand is the first to use a drink carton incorporating LDPE films from sugarcane.
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Sports drink bottle redesign wins accolades

New 16.9-oz PET bottle for Hoist sports drink wins design award for a new structure that elevates the brand and enhances competitiveness in the sports drink category.
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Plastic Technologies: Foamed PET bottle technology

Fi-Cell (fine cellular) foamed PET bottle technology from Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) through an agreement with Toyo Seikan Co. Ltd., gives carbonated beverages, wine, spirits, cosmetics, personal care, and other applications physical and visual properties not previously available in a monolayer bottle.
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O-I: Glass bottles for premium beers

O-I introduces a new bottle to enhance its standard range and help brewers differentiate their premium and craft beers.
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A converted converter

Of all the topics of conversation that percolated at the recent Graph Expo in Chicago, one that surfaced frequently was the one about how commercial printers are eyeing the packaging materials market now that their traditional markets—magazines, catalogues, direct sales materials—have been hit so hard by the digital revolution.

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