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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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New PET for extrusion blow

Ron Schotland talks with Packaging World editor Pat Reynolds about a new polyester that makes it possible to extrusion blow mold PET containers that have an integral handle.
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2 packaging developments worth watching

A ‘new’ PET and augmented-reality packaging—they’re coming down the packaging pike.
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Make collaboration a 2010 theme

A newly developed lubricating material greatly reduces time spent on maintaining blow molds at Nestlé Water. A close buyer/supplier partnership made it possible.
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Nestlé replaces CPET with paperboard for Stouffer's trays

A change from plastic to paperboard trays for family-size Stouffer’s entrées, as well as other packaging changes, yields a material savings for Nestle of nearly 3,000 tons annually.
Achieving speed to commercialization: Visual Pak's three-pronged attack
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Achieving speed to commercialization: Visual Pak's three-pronged attack

Contract manufacturer and packager touts scale, vertical integration, and personal service to grow while servicing large and small consumer product companies.
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A fiber-based food pack first

Finnish food marketer introduces a new kind of tray that permits unusual shapes and functionalities.

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