Current issue: January 2015

LGIHTER IS BETTER. Empty 1-gal ECOJUGS™ weigh 52 g versus about 62 g for more traditional 1-gal dairy jugs.
Package Case Study
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Light-weight dairy jugs significantly cut HDPE usage

United Dairy replaces standard gallon milk jugs and saves 1.7 million pounds of plastic in less than two years.
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FILM HOOD. Once a pallet has been delivered to the stretch hooder M, a film hood is pulled over from the top down.
Machine Case Study
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Stretch hooding optimizes transport of fine wines

This leading German producer of sparkling wines and spirits finds stretch hooding to be just what is needed for protecting pallet loads during transport to customers.
NICE DISPLAY. One of the significant advantages of VSP is that packages can be displayed vertically, and Perfect Fit has taken f
Package Case Study
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From MAP to VSP/HPP—and linerless labels along the way

This Houston startup now has a line of fresh, refrigerated ready meals that look good, taste great, and emphasize nutrition. High Pressure Processing extends shelf life.
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Feature Article
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Cosmetics and Beauty Care trends at PACK EXPO 2014

Gentle container handling at high speeds, the need for robotics and vision combined, controls that allow ‘adaptive’ accumulation of containers, system modularity, and small machine footprint are all priorities.
Honest Tea group
Package Case Study
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New Honest Tea label celebrates ingredient origins

To brighten up its packaging and develop a common graphic element for all of its product lines, Honest Tea undertakes a two-year redesign project for its bottled tea.
News
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Industry Watch—January 2015

A quick look on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people as listed in the January 2015 issue of Packaging World.
Steve Gibson, Senior Manager of Global Beverage Packaging R&D, PepsiCo
Column/Opinion
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Achieving global standardization of package structures

Global consumer goods companies are increasingly focusing their resources on fewer brands and developing products that can be adapted globally.

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