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Polypropylene coffe pods offer key benefits compared to polystyrene.
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PP coffee pods win award

Intelligent Blends received the People’s Choice Award for Packaging at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) 26th Annual Exposition in Seattle, WA.
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Avery Dennison: Expands craft beer label portfolio

To help the rapidly growing craft breweries market segment meet its branding needs, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has expanded its Craft Beer portfolio with eight new label constructions, including a semi-gloss paper with a wet-strength additive that delivers added protection against peeling and tearing.
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Salsa label takes on Texas personality

New packaging for Texas-Texas salsa brand includes enhanced Texas personality with iconic cowboy hat and rope on post, irregular label edge, and spot UV finishes.
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Pasta sauce label puts ingredients front and center

New packaging for the Victoria premium brand of artisanal pasta sauces lists ingredients on the front of the label to highlight the product’s fresh, all-natural ingredients.
North Bay Produce’s four-pack of washed and ready-to-eat blueberries.
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New produce packs steal the show

New plastic produce packaging spotted at the United Fresh show encourages snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables and offers new meal solutions.
Off The Shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools
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Off The Shelf: Block-shaped bottles are learning tools

With molded-in interlocking nubs and grooves on both sides, these high-density polyethylene bottles of drinks for children become bi-lingual building blocks when they are empty.
Special IML technology delivers great graphics on this two-chamber dessert cup.
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Special IML technique for two-chamber cup

Packaging plays a key role in the new Monte desserts from Germany’s Zott GmbH.
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Coffee pod recycling in the U.S.: How likely?

A LinkedIn discussion around the likelihood of consumers bringing used coffee pods into a collection center, if given the opportunity, raises a range of issues.
Clever positioning of top and bottom tabs make this pack easy to open.
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Senior-friendly lunch meat pack

A new kind of luncheon meat package that started reaching store shelves early this year comes from Atria Plc, one of the leading food companies in the Nordic countries, Russia, and the Baltic Region.
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Beech-Nut becomes a disruptive force in baby food

Totally reformulating its products and packaging, Beech-Nut launches a 100% natural baby food in custom glass jars that let the fresh product recipes speak for themselves.
SHELF IMPACT. The 3-D effect on the pressure-sensitive label draws attention and helps cut through the sea of sameness  on the store shelf.
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Packaging printed micro optically

A patented new printing technology produces an appearance of three dimensionality so convincing that consumers can’t help but be drawn to this most unusual label.
CONSISTENT LOOK. The new packaging equipment produces a hermetically sealed package that resembles the traditional packet seal well known among Traviata consumers
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New flow-wrap system doubles cracker-packing speeds

A new horizontal flow-wrap system for growing Argentinian cracker producer Bagley gently handles product while increasing packaging speeds from 80 to 212 packs/min.
Successful suction.  The programmable dense-cup-population tooling uses a total of 128 vacuum cups to pick freshly baked buns and other products from primary packaging lines to bread trays
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Vacuum tooling reduces changeover time

The system was so successful at boosting speed on an end-of-line packaging solution for bread products that the OEM applied for and received a patent.
NO SUBSTITUTE. FCB co-owner Tom Peters says, “When your business begins to grow, there is no substitute for well-engineered automation.”
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Craft beer maker implements automated bottle packing

Fort Collins Brewery saves time, labor, and worker tedium, while increasing production capacity to better serve growing markets.
STRIKING APPEARANCE. For flawless shrinkability on the globe-shaped bottles, that’s a function of the PETG film specified for the job.
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Shrink-sleeve label is a hit with kids

New line of zero-calorie beverages aimed at kids takes full advantage of Disney-licensed graphics, which spring to life thanks to special PETG label material and VSOP offset printing.
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A 20-year-old Diamond Award

Described at the time as the first retail aseptic package for processed baby food with particulates in a thermoform/fill/seal container, this package for Bledichef baby food was featured as the winner of the Diamond Award in the Dupont Awards competition for 1994.
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New forming web for sandwiches

A leading German manufacturer of refrigerated sandwich products sold in thermoformed Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Vital Convenience recently switched to a new thermoforming web.
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Sip on this: single-serve pouched wine debuts

Millennials looking for a new BYOW alternative for single-serve wine consumption can now select from among four varieties of single-serve wine in a 187-mL flexible spouted pouch.

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