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Uncoated recycled board for digital presses

Sonoco’s EcoTect becomes first uncoated recycled board to be certified for H-P Indigo specifications.
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BOTTLE CLEANING. To clean plastic bottles, each blowing nozzle from Bosch ionizes the blowing air, which neutralizes the electro
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Novartis benefits from flexible pharmaceutical filling line

Filling and packaging line in Cairo, Egypt accommodates different products and packaging formats.
New label energizes Rebel Yell for a new era.
Package Case Study
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Premium label for Kentucky bourbon

Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon from St. Louis-based Luxco is reborn for a new era with revitalized packaging and increased brand support.
Package Case Study
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Loop-and-hook closure keeps bath salts fresh

Dr Teal’s selects a VELCRO closure for a flexible pouch holding its Epsom Salt Soaking Solutions product. The closure offers consumer convenience and product protection.
Lily Kelly takes a look at the boxes after they arrive in St. Louis.
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Global Green tests recyclable produce shippers

The nation’s largest grocer works with Global Green to test the integrity of recyclable shippers for heavy produce items traveling 750 miles.
Shipping case cleanliness
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Recycling reduces bacterial loading for corrugated shippers

In new study of corrugated shippers from six U.S. manufacturers, 100% of packages meet acceptable sanitation levels. Single-use purpose is said to contribute to cleanliness.
Package Case Study
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Ultra-premium petfood gets reclosable seal

Pet Food UK selects a 1.5-kg flexible pouch for its new petfood product that uses a reclosable hook-and-fastener system to provide convenience and product protection.
Package Case Study
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Spirits bottle celebrates Lunar New Year

A special, limited-edition bottle for Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch whiskey employs Chinese ceramic artistry to celebrate the Year of the Ram.
Off The Shelf: Big time space savings
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Off The Shelf: Big time space savings

It's remarkable how much cost can be taken out of the value chain when primary packaging is carefully examined.
Ocean's Halo Seaweed Chips
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Compostable pouch is perfect fit for seaweed chips

For its line of natural seaweed chips, New Frontier Foods selects a pouch package made from compostable wood pulp that matches its Ocean’s Halo brand identity.
PACKAGE INSPECTION. Amway turned to Mettler-Toledo’s product inspection group for Hi-Speed checkweighers and Safeline x-ray insp
Machine Case Study
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New equipment energizes Amway’s nutritional packaging

Eight checkweighers and six x-ray systems support canister, stick-pack and pouch packaging lines at Amway’s Nutrilite® facility in Ada, MI.
Protective Packaging Report
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Protective packaging market to see growth

Investment in more sustainable materials and the rise of online shopping are two trends that will impact the protective packaging market through 2019, notes new report.
GreenShield Organic sugarcane-based HDPE bottle
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Sugarcane-based bottle aligns with organic cleaners

Organic cleaning products company Greenology switches to sugarcane-based HDPE bottles that provide the same functionality as petroleum-based packaging in a renewable material.
Renewably sourced barrier tray.
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Renewably sourced barrier tray for meat

Sutton, MA-based J&G Foods has begun using an ultra high-barrier renewably sourced thermoformed tray for its vacuum packaged line of fresh red meats.
Pregis’ HC (hybrid cushioning) Performance films
Materials Product Brief
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Pregis: High-pressure protective packaging films

Pregis’ two new HC (hybrid cushioning) Performance films enable air to be contained within the cells for extended periods of time to protect products that require longer storage and shipping cycles.
New Weiman floor cleaner package design
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New floor cleaning bottle triples Weiman’s sales

Replacing a lime-green oblong bottle with a clean, soft-edged, ergonomic container that clearly communicates the product’s use, Weiman’s new floor cleaner bottle triples sales.
COMPONENTS & ASSEMBLY. The ‘slide-out’ packages are primarily assembled on line with some semi-automatic and manual work. Each o
Package Case Study
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Easy-open mobile phone packaging

Especially targeted to seniors, multi-component package incorporates easy-lift tabs with no cutting utensils required.
RxBar
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Revised approach to packaging takes protein bar to new levels

The RxBar is a 1.83-oz protein bar formulated to be simple and delicious without compromising nutrition.

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