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Current issue: July 2014

Column/Opinion
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Of Master Recyclers and radiolarians

Okay, show of hands: How many of you packaging professionals out there know that in some states there is such a thing as a Master Recycling Program?
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(en)10's new device detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
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New packaging for disposable breathalyzer

Device that detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
HDPE bottles double as language learning tools.
Package Case Study
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Bottles double as learning tools

In launching a healthful beverage choice for families with children, Drink Blocks LLC of Ladera Ranch, CA, opted for containers that become both a collectible toy and a bilingual learning tool.
Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products
Package Case Study
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Lid designs provide differentiation for Yeo Valley’s dairy products

Consumers peel back a polyester lid to reveal a unique code that they enter online via the dairy’s website for a chance to win a VW campervan.
Package Case Study
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New shape for popular lubricant

A 6-in telescoping spout and an extrusion blown PET bottle with full-body shrink sleeve label are new for San Diego-based WD-40 Co.’s 3-In-One lubricating oil.
Package Case Study
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New supplement bottle stimulates TV sales

Extraordinary visual impact was among the top goals of the package design for a new nutrition supplement product sold primarily by way of television infomercials.
Clear PET carton is great for a combo pack.
Package Case Study
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Clarity, quality, and better logistics

A clear PET carton with tuck-in top and tuck-in bottom is just right for displaying a combo pack.
Package Case Study
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MAP comes to dairy

Described as “the first application of modified-atmosphere packaging technology in a dairy product,” a 6.5-oz whipped cheese product from New Holland, PA-based BC-USA was the subject of a feature story in our February issue of 1995, year two of Packaging World’s existence.
HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Package Case Study
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow
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Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow

Freedonia study projects demand for pouches in the U.S. to increase 4.6% annually to $9.4 billion in 2018.
Machine Product Brief
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Allpax: Evaporative cooling retorts for raw product processing

Able to process up to 3,200-lb.-batches or 50-800 gallon kettles of raw product, evaporative cooling retorts from Allpax Products, powered by Pro Mach, provides automated monitoring and control, extensive recipe flexibility for specialty food items such as hummus made from chickpeas and potato-based salads, and also helps eliminate the transportation and refrigeration expenses of traditional cooling process.
Machine Product Brief
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Norwood Marking Systems: Thermal transfer printer

A new continuous print alternative for v f/f/s and h f/f/s packaging lines, the 53XLc thermal transfer printer from Norwood Marking Systems is designed for the unique challenges of emerging markets and entry-level variable print applications, and combines quality print with up to 35% cost savings, according to the company, and true real-time, variable Unicode performance in over 125 languages.
Machine Product Brief
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AFA Systems: Bag-in-box autoload cartoner

Suitable for v f/f/s bag applications such as cereal, milk powder, nutritional supplements, and more, the new MK-BIB Bag-in-Box Autoload Cartoner from AFA Systems is a robust, economical packaging system capable of speeds of up to 150 cpm.
Machine Product Brief
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WeighPack: Bagger for pre-made wicketed bags

Designed for pre-made wicketed bags, the VS bagger from WeighPack, which is an entry-level machine for the baking and produce industry may be operated with manual loading or completely automatic operation.
Machine Product Brief
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Synerlink: High-tech sleeving machine for cups

The APSleever sleeving machine for filled cups from Synerlink - the Barry-Wehmiller Fresh Dairy Packaging Division is designed to be integrated into complete packaging lines, and provides fill rates of 43,000 cph on a complete f/f/s line (42m x 6m long).
Machine Product Brief
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Branson: Hand-held ultrasonic welding systems

Designed for power applications of up to 550 watts, Branson’s new Low Power Unit (LPX) platform for ultrasonic welding systems has a number of new user interface/process control features designed to make set up, configuration and navigation easier, including: an icon-based user interface; digital parameter entry; the ability to save and recall up to 10 presets; and a 1 millisecond data sampling rate.
Machine Product Brief
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Videojet: Print & apply labeling system

By incorporating Intelligent Motion technology, Videojet’s 9550 LPA (Label Printer Applicator) system for case coding operations is precisely and electronically controlled, helping to eliminate unscheduled downtime and achieve throughput of up to 150 packs/min. for typical 4-in. x 6-in. GS1 barcode labels.
Machine Product Brief
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Premier Tech: Open-mouth bagger

With a new hygienic design the patent-pending BFW Series Open-Mouth Bagging Machine with Bottom-Up Filler from Premier Tech Chronos is engineered for bagging powdery materials such as milk, whey protein, flour, bakery mix, and pharmaceutical powders, and can handle paper, polyethylene, and laminated polywoven bags at up to 10 bags/min.

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