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2011 Greener Package Awards recognize data-driven results

Stricter entry requirements for this year's awards ensure that the 10 winners of the 2011 competition are providing measurable sustainable differences.
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Making sense of LCA in packaging

The key to truly ‘more sustainable’ packaging design is to begin with a strategy. With a vision and goals specific to your company, you can successfully apply tools like LCA to make better design and purchasing decisions.
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The crop waste buzz

Using crop waste as a biopolymer feedstock is suddenly hot.
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Industry Watch

  A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Teaching retorts how to communicate

Operations management in all types of manufacturing is under constant pressure to continually achieve efficiency improvements.
The advantage 50 Single Screw Extruder and the CFS MegaSlicer are among the processing machines to be seen at The Processing Zon
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The Processing Zone is sold out

At Pack Expo International 2010, this special exhibit area in Lakeside Center will include more than 150 companies exhibiting in more than 70,000 square feet.
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Package reflects the toughness of new WD-40 products

WD-40 Co. faced a marketing challenge with its new Blue Works™ line of specialty maintenance products. It needed a package that was just as tough as the brand.
DELICATE TOUCH. Two robots replace eight operators placing sausages into thermoforms with a gentle touch.
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Robotics rallies in 2010; packagers automate for profit

After the past couple years’ serious sales slump, the industrial robotics industry is beginning to rebound, with food and consumer goods applications showing strong gains. Recent packaging installations testify to the value of automation.
Troy Snader was named vice president of sales for Brenton, a Division of  Pro Mach.
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Employing packaging to energize nutraceuticals

 As functional foods, beverages, and nutritional supplements continue to blend into new categories, companies use packaging to help market innovative new products.
SMALLER SIZE.  Through drop testing of unpackaged product, Ulticom realized its product was more rugged than they thought. A sma
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EU regulations spur more sustainable pack design

For U.S. circuit-board maker Ulticom, the cost of doing business in Germany entails the redesign of its packaging for a more efficient structure.
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Building a better box through minerals

New limestone-coated composite carton for organic bath and body products lends spa-like luxury to gift set with a down-to-earth footprint.
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Dole opts for all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags

Dole Fresh Fruit, a subsidiary of Dole Food Co., Inc., headquartered in Westlake Village, CA, now is using all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags to ship some of its fruit and vegetable products within North America.
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2010 NACD awards honor innovation

Twenty-three packages representing a range of industries are lauded by the National Association of Container Distributors.
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Automated, easy-changeover system speeds up casing

 System features custom-integrated, high-speed carton stacking mechanism.
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HACCP advice for packaging makers

When the subject is HACCP, what’s a maker of food packaging to do?
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The value of track and trace

If you’re a food manufacturer and you’re involved in a food ingredient recall, how challenging will it be to trace back which lots might have contained the ingredient in question?
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P&G's new e-commerce site could deliver packaging insights

Company to launch ‘eStore’ and sell hundreds of its products to consumers. Just as important, the site will be a lab collecting consumer feedback on products and packaging.
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COMPACT KISSES. A retail-ready secondary pack for Hershey's bagged Kisses products makes an attractive shelf display, while mini
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Packaging is key to club-store success

The unique environment of the wholesale club store demands that packaging be retail-ready, eye-catching, innovative, and environmentally friendly to secure product sales.
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China, developing regions drive global foodservice disposable demand

Containers for take-out food at restaurants, supermarkets, and other retail stores will help drive sales.