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DIGITAL WORKFLOW. The workflow behind these digitally printed cartons is integrated with Microsoft's order entry, manufacturing,
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Digital printing--a difference maker in launch of Windows 7

Less waste, accelerated speed to market, and anticounterfeiting advantages are some of the benefits gained through on-demand digital printing of folding cartons.
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P&G pushes the limits of two-stage ISBM

P&G teams up with an innovative resin supplier and a specialist in high-performance packaging to commercialize a PP preform for stretch blow molding.
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EMX Industries, Inc: In-line opacity & turbidity tester

The OPAX-1000™ from EMX Industries Inc. verifies the opacity of containers, blown film, bottles, all blow molded or injection molded parts, and may also be used to check turbidity ranges in liquids.
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Entry-level palletizers

Intelligrated’s Alvey GS100 family of palletizers provides a durable, reliable automated palletizing solution at an affordable price.
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Three technologies worth tracking

A number of good ideas and a new technology or two have crossed my desk lately in no particular order. So rather than wait for them to magically assemble themselves into a single-topic column, I've decided to present them here in the same manner that they arrived: in no particular order.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Evaluating in-mold labeling

How does this method of decoration stack up as an option?
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Employing packaging to energize nutraceuticals

 As functional foods, beverages, and nutritional supplements continue to blend into new categories, companies use packaging to help market innovative new products.
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Industry watch

 
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Reflections on IoPP Packaging Summit 2010

The event was a rallying reminder that packaging is a diversified, powerful tool.
90-day shelf life + sustainability gains = progress at Byrne Dairy
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90-day shelf life + sustainability gains = progress at Byrne Dairy

Byrne Dairy has a proven track record in ESL products. Now it’s using a new technology called ‘dry sterilization’ to get 90-day shelf life and get greener at the same time.
HCPC
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HCPC revamps Web site, logo; symposium set for May 5

Adopting compliance-prompting packaging to improve patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs is job one for the council.
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Solid gains in bottle-to-bottle recycling

Closed-loop, bottle-to-bottle recycling is taking a big leap forward in a Canadian town called Shelburne, some 60 miles north of Toronto.
Krones
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Krones, Inc: Blow-molding machine

Krones' MouldXpress Advanced reduces the change-over time for molds in their Contiform stretch blow-molding machines, improving the availability levels of the machine.
PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant

Anchored by a blow/fill/cap Combi system, this new line handles three bottle sizes and reaches 32,000 bottles/hr on 1.5-L bottles. Just two 'pilots' are required to guide it.

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