GREENER BOTTLES. The greener cleaner bottles are made of recyclable PET, and the labeling system eliminates glue pots and solven
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Induction sealer secures products & contracts

Green cleaning-products company squelches leakers and lands more business by incorporating induction seals for certain distribution channels.
Sample packs. AccuDial's liquid OTC cough and cold pediatric med bottles include a two-part rotating label, plastic-packed dosin
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AccuDial spins children's liquid medication dosing into the 21st Century

AccuDial’s inner and outer labels provide parents and caregivers information to precisely dose their child based on weight, not age.
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Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative’s EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape.
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Passion drives packaging for new Latin liquor brand

The SX brand, which stands for “Sensual” and “eXotic,” includes three varieties.
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Arthrex enjoys multiple benefits from Wire Coil Clamshell package

Labor savings, material savings, and environmental gains award Arthrex for its thermoformed medical device package.
ECO- & ENGINE-FRIENDLY. High-profile labels on the HDPE containers plainly and prominently state the fuel additive product funct
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Automated labeler boosts efficiencies

Fuel additive company’s switch from manual to automated labeling cuts labor costs and revs up productivity.
SIGNATURE BRAND. Summer Garden Food Manufacturing's inventive new plant and packaging lines produce products such as the company
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Summer Garden Food unveils the 'secret sauce'

An Ohio sauce maker’s unconventional approach integrates a green manufacturing facility with an efficient filling and packaging line—and sales are up more than 15%.
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Aedan Pharmaceuticals launches energy drink in stick packs

Flexible packs for Aedan Pharmaceuticals’ single-serve dissolving powder energy formula provide innovative differentiation.
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WD-40 salutes military with commemorative cans

Series of high-quality designs is designed in part to help raise money for three military charities.
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New PET condiment packaging

Best Maid Products Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, is a leading Southwest regional supplier of pickle/relish products and dressings for retail and foodservice markets.
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Yes To says 'yes' to airless dispensers for hair and skin care products

All-plastic pump helps Yes To introduce Yes to Carrots facial moisturizer. Yes to Tomatoes and Yes to Cucumbers will come next.
IN THE BAG. Lancaster Foods packages fresh produce for both retail and foodservice markets.
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Fresh produce packer opts for f/f/s bagging

Installs two vertical form/fill/seal machines to optimize operating flexibilities.
GRAB-AND-GO CONVENIENCE. Stand-up pouches with bright graphics and a number of grab-and-go convenience features have replaced li
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Pouch format is 'baby food 2.0

A stand-up pouch capped by a large reclosable and tamper-evident closure is a packaging format in which The Nest Collective has a lot of confidence.
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Two-piece steel cans rev up motor products profile

 Based in Eden Prairie, MN, Sea Foam is a leading supplier of motor treatment products and fuel additives for gasoline and diesel engines.
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Soccer fans may get a kick out of new beer can

SABMiller to introduce a can with a full-aperture end for the World Cup tournament. It’s recyclable, and it transforms the can into a convenient drinking cup.
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Soft Scrub extends brand by changing cleaning behavior

Are you looking to create a brand extension?
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Aluminum can-packed dog drinks

Judy In November 2009, specialty pet products company Petrol, Inc., Cornelius, NC, introduced a vitamin-enhanced hydrating drink for dogs.
HIGH-SPEED CHECKWEIGHING. The XS1 checkweigher (above) helps contract packager Quality Packaging Specialists produce a variety o
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Checkweigher delivers healthy packaging results

Used primarily for dietary supplement multipacks, a new checkweigher helps PA-based contract packer Quality Packaging Specialists meet quality demands with accuracy and at high line speeds.
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Canadian spring-water company takes the 100% rPET plunge

Following years of R&D, Naya Water becomes the first bottler of still water to employ a 100% recycled PET container.
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Cool CD cover is body heat-activated

The secret surprise to the unassuming package is the use of a nontoxic, thermochromic ink from Chromatic Technologies Inc.
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Eco-cordial multi-pack approach

Bumble Bee Foods adopts an environmentally friendly approach for multi-packing its 5-oz cans of salmon.
HIGH-SPEED. Each flow wrapper delivers 1,000 pieces/min. (above).
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Candy maker cranks up packaging speeds

 Piedmont Candy installs seven flow wrappers to accommodate growing product demand.
CUSTOM CASING. The customized automatic wraparound case packer is PLC-controlled and servo-driven (above).
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Fast, flexible case changeovers

 Extruded soap block operation cuts changeover time from hours to minutes by upgrading to automated case packing.
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Baby-formula brand embraces LN2-dosed canisters

 HappyBellies' 7-oz canisters are injected with liquid nitrogen to extend shelf life.
CASE PACKER. Parallel kinematics, servos, and software all combine to make this robotic case packer fast, powerful, and flexible
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Servo/software combo brings modularity

Robotic case packer has a small footprint, simplified wiring, and the capability of having its capacity quickly doubled.
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band sealer. Pictured is the interior of the B-500 continuous hand sealer with its heating and cooling bars and Teflon bands.
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Bag sealer boosts loose-leaf tobacco sales

A compact, flexible bag-sealing system enables Farmer’s Tobacco of Kentucky to enter the roll-your-own market. Solution minimizes costs and labor for startup product.
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CUPS-based printer driver

Tharo Systems, Inc., has developed a CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) based printer driver to add printing support for the Tharo H-427, H-436, H-626, and the H-634 thermal transfer label printers, under UNIX-like operating systems.
QUICK, PRECISE. This air motor advances bags quickly and stops them precisely in the taped bag loader shown below. Another key t
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Motor delivers big benefits on bagging machine

Electric motors on this bagging machine for manual loading of meat, cheese, or medical devices were not a good fit, so an air motor gets the nod.
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Maple syrup producer pores over closure's benefits

Anderson’s Maple Syrup’s new closure boasts ‘no-mess’ feature.
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AriZona, Poland Spring, Nestlé launch tea-infused waters

AriZona, Poland Spring, Nestlé beverages use amber-colored UV- and oxygen-barrier PET bottles.
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Skincare products get green packaging

Organicare's cartons are stylish and eco-friendly.
AUTOMATIC & PRECISE. The printed, pressure-sensitive paper labels are precisely positioned and automatically applied.
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Cheese packer automates weigh-price-labeling ops

 Kickapoo Valley improves bottom line by lowering labor costs and increasing throughput.
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Banding system increases packaging efficiencies

Sauce manufacturer boosts line speeds, cuts material costs, and economizes on plant floor space by installing three new tamper-band application units.
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Danimals debuts 'crush cup'

Kids' collapsible yogurt cups offer spoonless, on-the-go snacking.
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Brown sugar stays soft in a premeasured pouch

Imperial Sugar breaks from the commodity pack, introducing brown sugar in 1/4-cup pouches.
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Popcorn company upgrades filling operations

PLC controls and servo drives improve fill speeds and accuracies.
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Flexible films find gold in FPA awards

Vacuum skin packaging, gorgeous stand-up pouches, and a WHO winner with life-saving potential are among the highlights in this year’s FPA competition.