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Awards push sustainability

The 21st DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation honors 10 winners that all carry a sustainable packaging message in their design and construction.
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Development costs discourage pharmaceutical packaging innovation

Product development costs discourage pharmaceutical packaging innovation, says Packaging Hall of Fame inductee Edward J. Bauer, senior director, product and package innovation and development, for Pittsburgh-based General Nutrition Centers.
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The key to going fast is to not go slow

 The idea of a high-speed Midwest rail network based around Chicago is picking up some serious steam in Washington.
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Continuous in-line skin-packaging

The SK series continuous inline protective skin packaging machine from Visual Packaging can continuously skin pack large products such as air ducts, garage door rail sets, solar panels, and a variety of other products.
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Blister packer

The Visual F1 Series blister packer, from Visual Packaging LP USA, is engineered to produce environmentally friendly packaging formats.
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MGS Machine Corp.: Pharma compliance

MGS Machine Corporation helps pharmaceutical firms in the automation of their compliance packaging formats with machines such as the Stealth™cartoner and Blister Card Folder/Wallet Card machines.
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Walmart Rx plan could boost unit-dose packaging

Walmart and other pharmacies could drive more widespread use of unit-dose packaging in the U.S., says Peter G. Mayberry, executive director of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (www.unitdose.org).
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Rotary packaging system

The ergonomically sensitive Algus Universal 8 (U8) Packaging System is engineered to allow for in-plant reconfiguration allowing for different packaging formats, from simple face seal packs to complex club store packs.
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P&G provides leadership in sustainable packaging journey

With more than 300 brands sold all around the world, Procter & Gamble utilizes just about every packaging material available. Tony Burns shares his views on how P&G rises to the sustainable packaging challenge.
Costco snack pack operations
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Costco snack pack operations

Costco’s in-house production for tubed snacks relies on three f/f/s units and four pick-and-place robots to produce a 24-count variety pack.
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P&G employs sustainability in Prilosec package redesign

Easier-opening package meets consumer needs, says John Eadicicco, section head—Health Global Package and Device Development at Procter & Gamble.
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Gillette's perspective on packaging sustainability

Mike Marcinkowski, senior engineer of Gillette, a Boston-based P&G business unit, talks about the role packaging materials and machinery play in the company’s sustainability efforts.
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Complemar to co-pack razors for several retailers

Assembly and packaging production of the ShaveMate Diva razor and Titan 6-Blade razor have been awarded to Complemar Packaging and Fulfillment (www.complemar.com).
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Putting sustainability into practice

Fresh milk, writing instruments, table salt, household cleaners, and guacamole—sustainable packaging initiatives are taking root in all five sectors.
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Cost pressures cloud healthcare packaging's future

Mounting financial pressures top a list of issues driving the pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device sectors. In an exclusive interview, Freedonia senior healthcare consultant Bill Martineau discusses where packaging fits into these issues.

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