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Pressure-sensitive label revitalizes this bottled water.
Package Case Study
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Labels revitalize water bottle

Cabreiroa water goes to reverse-printed labels as it moves from regional to national distribution.
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Materials Product Brief
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Smurfit Kappa: New seal for wine bags

Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box launches a new type of seal on its wine application bags.
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In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Feature Article
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First Person: Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging

In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Machine Product Brief
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AcmaVolpak: New solution for packaging tea in filter bags

NEW AT INTERPACK—Designed and manufactured by Tecnomeccanica – our brand dedicated to the tea market – T4 Modula is AcmaVolpak’s new, medium-speed, tea bag machine.
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WIRELESS ACCESS. The Wi-Fi-connected, touch-screen printing system features full logo/image/graphics/barcodes programming and editing.
Machine Case Study
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On-case inkjet printer saves time, labor, and materials

Switch from hand-applied p-s labels expands flexibility and provides opportunity to print more data on much larger shipping case panels.
 MULTIPLE ROBOTS. Photo shows how robots one, two, and three automatically move lidded plates to the retort crates.
Package Case Study
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Automation at Nestle brings back baby food line

A range of shelf-stable, microwavable, ready meals for babies and toddlers showed promise a few years ago. But packaging operations had to be optimized to make it viable.
Howard Brandeisky, Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Solutions, John B. Sanfilippo & Son.
Column/Opinion
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PrimaPak is just one of Sanfilippo's innovations

Howard Brandeisky is Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Customer Solutions at John B. Sanfilippo & Son. He talks here about packaging innovation.
Package Case Study
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Veryfine’s hot-fill breakthrough

Reporting on packaging breakthroughs has been a strength of Packaging World throughout our 20-year history.
Package Case Study
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New bag-in-box wine pack is recyclable

The Naked Grape Wine introduces a new 3-L bag-in-box package that it says is the first to be fully recyclable anywhere in the country.
Stunning graphics provide irresistible shelf presence.
Package Case Study
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Sleeves make big noise for small pack

High-impact shrink sleeves are helping to maximize on-shelf presence in the UK for packs of the innovative Robinsons Squash’d super-concentrated squash drink.
Brains Brewery upgraded of its yeast-handling control process to a Rockwell Automation CompactLogix system and Ethernet connectivity. Source: Prosoft Technology
OEM Application Note
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Brewery gains flexibility, reduces downtime with gateway

Remote I/O-to-Ethernet gateway enables easy replacement of 27-year-old PLCs for a Wales brewery upgrading its yeast-handling control process.
Column/Opinion
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Where beer and automation come together

The Automation Conference 2014, coming May 20-21 to Chicago, will deliver insights on everything from industrial safety networks to high-efficiency motors to how companies like John Deere integrate automation technologies from different suppliers. But even non food and beverage industry attendees will most enjoy getting a taste of automated brewing operations from two different perspectives.
Machine Case Study
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Multipacker boosts seafood company's productivity up to 75%

Chicken of the Sea installs new multipacker and two tray shrink packers that provide changeover versatility, operate at 95%-plus efficiency, and have resulted in a 20% reduction in manpower.
Hearthside Foods, with Ryt-Way, set to change ownership
Supplier News
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership

A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish
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Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish

A co-injection molded container for fish has one EVOH barrier in its sidewall and gets a second one via in-mold labeling.
News
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Study: Consumers prefer aluminum closures for wine/spirits

Among the factors driving the preference for aluminum wine/spirits closures are reclosability and recyclability.
News
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Interbev Process to co-locate with Process Expo

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and NüernbergMesse announced that they have signed an agreement to co-locate Process Expo and the newly relaunched InterBev Process in Chicago, beginning in 2015.
Package Case Study
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Daisy updates cottage cheese pack

Colored lids and updated graphics for Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese packaging highlights ‘The Daisy Difference’: high-quality ingredients.

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