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Nourish organic skincare line rooted in earth-friendly benefits

While product uses 100% organic ingredients, packaging contains a minimum of 25% recycled content and is recyclable.
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HP Invents Eco-Friendly Pack

Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, CA, has debuted a new angle on eco-friendly packaging using RPETG, a recycled polyester copolymer, that replaces polyvinyl chloride.
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Thermal inkjet-- crisp codes in real world plants at affordable costs (sidebar)

Coding Inks — Advancing Technology Solves More Problems
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Full-color photo labels can now be found on Hollar Seeds pouches of seeds destined for farmers around the world.
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Hollar labels to order

International seed packager shifts to in-house color label printing to simplify process, save money.
From the tf/f/s system at the head of the line (above) to the robotic palletizer at the end, both of the twin lines at Schering-
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'The way packaging should be done'

Twin blister-pack lines populated by ‘best-in-class’ machines played a key role as Schering-Plough took its Claritin-brand product from prescription-only to OTC status. See video
Each palletizing robot receives cases from two 
overhead infeeds and loads two separate pallets.
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Robots boost pasta packing

Four robotic palletizing cells accept a wide variety of cases from eight upstream packaging lines. Changeover of pallet patterns is done at a touchscreen.See video
Above photo shows one of two infeed stations, including the feed screw, used to feed vials into the labeler.
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Aventis reinvents vial packaging

It starts with a labeler handling 900 vials/min and finishes with robotic cartoning and palletizing. In between is a pioneering use of 2D datamatrix coding symbology.
Above photo shows how three TIJ print heads are arranged around one of the cylinders through which lidstock must pass prior to b
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Aventis makes a move to 2D datamatrix symbology

By putting variable data on blisters and cartons via TIJ printing in place of embossing, Aventis reaps multiple benefits and becomes a pioneer in the use of datamatrix symbology in packaging.
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Transfer print 'pops' prototype boxes

Private-label packager Huish Detergents, Salt Lake City, UT, is vertically integrated, operating its own printing presses and machinery to convert corrugated into detergent boxes that it fills.
Sealing of the clamshell using a special p-s tape (inset) simplifies package opening.
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HP's printer clamshell is market-able

Hewlett-Packard packs a PET clamshell not only with a new printer, but also plenty of marketing and functional advantages.
Each of the three items in the line includes three cartoned color or black ink-jet cartridges.
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Thermoform-packed ink-jet trio is 'club-able'

Developed for club stores, Hewlett-Packard’s new stand-up “Tripack” thermoform for ink-jet cartridges deters theft, yet offers easier opening for consumers.
The laser printer is nestled in 59 pieces of protective packaging (top) and is equipped with a special molded foam ramp (bottom)
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HP reduces packaging

A redesign at Hewlett-Packard cuts packaging components in half.
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Suspension pack wins H-P an award

Packaging of computer monitors has changed dramatically at Palo Alto, CA-based Hewlett-Packard. By replacing expanded polystyrene end caps with suspension packaging made of kraft paper and plastic film, H-P has reduced material costs by 15.5%.
Shipped flat, the cushions are inflated using this manual bench-top system. IKON plans to install more automatic inflation devic
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IKON polishes image with air cradles

Inflated cushions now cradle toner cartridges in shipping packs from two remanufacturing plants, reducing damage while enhancing satisfaction.
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SeaShell drives away damage (sidebar)

Seagate serves two customer ‘streams’
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Regal solution protects bottles

Chalone Vineyard of Napa, CA, is the first to benefit from a new molded fiber technology called PulpFusion. Regale claims it can reduce costs by 80% and lead time by 90% compared to other molded fiber technologies.