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Digital labels enhance sales samples
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Digital labels enhance sales samples

Freudenberg Household Products uses digitally printed labels to bring a retail-ready appearance to sales samples of its new Professional line of cleaning products.
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The medium is the message

The need to produce lower-weight, yet strong, corrugated board requires innovation up and down the value chain—innovation that has been lacking in North America.
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Albany goes biodegradable

In South Africa, Tiger Brands has taken what it believes is a giant green leap by converting all its bread packaging to ‘degrade-to-water’ biodegradable film.
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Measurable success on the sustainability front

To paraphrase poet Robert Frost, we’ve miles to go before we’re green. But look at the progress we’ve made in the few short years sustainability has been on the front burner.
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Sustainability news & events

 Noteworthy Items Gleaned from World News.
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Schober USA, Inc: Die cutting, creasing & punching module

Schober USA's in-line die cutting, creasing and punching machine technology can be used on a wide variety of paperboard or films.
Totally tubular bag converting
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Totally tubular bag converting

Get an inside look at Coating Excellence Intl.'s innovative converting process that uses a seamless tube of woven-mesh film to produce a bag that's durable, attractive, and economical for pet food.
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What's happening in high-barrier PET?

PET bottles are a major segment in the U.S. packaging market and are being used for a whole host of products.
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Glue valves

The 500 series glue valves from Valco Cincinnati feature advanced solenoid technology for short glue patterns at high machine speeds, as well as an adjustable flow rate for precise glue volume control. 
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New BHS Flexline Compact installed at Boelter Industries

Boelter Industries, Inc. (www.boelterindustries.com) increased printing and converting capacity with the installation of a second BHS Flexline Compact flexographic press from Gallus (www.gallus-packaging.org).
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UV flexo printer

Griffin-Rutgers has introduced its redesigned TruFlex UV, a true UV flexographic printing press.
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Slitter/sealer

Standard-Knapp has introduced the continuous-motion Slitter/Sealer for high-speed in-line case handling in the food and beverage industries.
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Wet wipe maker pioneers 'Eco-Choice' sustainability platform

Contract manufacturer/packager Guy & O’Neill, Inc. rolls out an ambitious plan that incorporates sustainability into wet wipe manufacturing, materials, and packaging.
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Make2Pack and PackML making inroads at P&G

Developing machine-control standards that can be widely—if not universally—agreed upon is an activity that remains near the top of P&G’s to-do list.
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Mars takes holistic approach to sustainability

As director of sustainability for Mars North America, Kevin Rabinovitch works with all of the company’s units (food, snack, and pet care) in the U.S. He develops and executes sustainability strategies and initiatives aimed at improving triple bottom line results—environmental, social, and economic.

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