Current issue: July 2015

UV digital narrow web press
Machine Product Brief
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INX Digital: UV digital narrow web press

The NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow web press offers best-in-class image quality performance and is available with a Spartanics X210 laser die-cutting station to provide brilliant color and easy separation of printed labels at a maximum width of 210 mm.
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Single-carton overwrapper
Machine Product Brief
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Bergami: Single-carton overwrapper

The new Bergami Model CP150 is designed for use in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; this compact 6-sided overwrapper operates at speeds up to 120 cartons/min., offering quality overwrapping at high speeds.
MiniMod pouches from MWV
Materials Product Brief
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MWV: Airless pump-on-pouch dispensing

MiniMod offers beauty care brands portability and convenience with launch of pump-on-pouch system.
PTI's "Shelf-Ready" modeling
Materials Product Brief
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Plastic Technologies Inc.: ‘Shelf-Ready’ PET modeling capabilities

PTI replicates clear and tinted PET packages accurately and cost-effectively with ‘Shelf-Ready’ models.
Mondi's Flat Bottom Bag
Materials Product Brief
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Mondi: Stable flat bottom bags

Mondi North America launches new flat-bottom bag with high stability and filling benefits.
SURPASS film resin application from NOVA Chemicals
Materials Product Brief
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NOVA Chemicals: High-performance HDPE film resin

NOVA commercializes SURPASS high-performance HDPE film resin for high barrier blown applications.
Rigid PP Cups
Materials Product Brief
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Entec Polymers: Specialty polyolefin products for distribution

Entec announces new specialty polyolefin product offerings from LyondellBasell.
Domino's BK118 ink
Materials Product Brief
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Domino: Thermal ink jet coding inks

Domino’s new BK118 ink extends thermal ink jet printing capabilities.
Appkuns' 1-2Tube
Materials Product Brief
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Appkuns: Injection molded tubes with less weight

The new 1-2Tube offers both fewer processing steps and more freedom in shape design.
G3 colorant technology from Carolina Color
Materials Product Brief
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Carolina Color: High pigment-loaded bottle colorants

Carolina Color Corp. introduces its new G3 line of colorants for versatile applications in injection, blow molding, or extrusion.
Earth Renewable's EarthBottle
Materials Product Brief
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Earth Renewable: Durable plant-based personal care packaging

Earth Renewable Technologies debuts EarthBottle, an eco-friendly plastic alternative for beauty products and supplements.
Fulltak SE 8301 by H.B. Fuller
Materials Product Brief
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H.B. Fuller: Wash-off labels for returnable bottles

H.B. Fuller connects pressure sensitive adhesive polymer innovation to wash-off labels for returnable bottles.
Agr International's CrystalView
Materials Product Brief
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Agr International: Managing crystallinity for PET

Agr International markets CrystalView as the latest advancement in crystallinity management for PET bottles.
Column/Opinion
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Designing packaging for medical marijuana presents unique challenges

Marjorie Fischer is Brand Manager at Auntie Dolores, an Oakland-based leader in the medical cannabis movement and a producer of medical edibles sold through licensed dispensaries. She talks about what it’s like to develop packaging for such a new industry.
Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
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Pot marketers eating up opportunities, shaping regulation

The swift emergence of legal marijuana, for medical or merely recreational use, continues to be a story of fascinating challenges.
News
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Top trends discussed at reusables forum

Among the issues covered at The Reusable Packaging Forum in April were the impact of a smartphone-equipped consumer on the supply chain, justifying resuables, and tracking assets.
COMPACT & USER-FRIENDLY. The Freedom hot melt system requires minimal floor space and is easy to program and maintain.
Machine Case Study
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Pop-open cases eliminated

Programmable on-demand adhesive delivery systems avert glue charring/waste and greatly improve consistency of sealing integrity.
CURVED PACK. Icy Hot packages are consistent in their unique curved appearance and graphics that reinforce the brand and make it
Package Case Study
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Sanofi Chattem uses package design to launch Icy Hot Smart Relief

New product uses a wireless battery-powered device to address back pain. Package shape, graphics, and consumer input all play a role in on-shelf strategy.

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