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January 2013

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Lead Off

  Winston Churchill once noted that "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

What's New

  A modern, edgy package design for powdered tea beverage Jade Monk draws inspiration from ancient Japanese folk characters.

First Person

  Temperature-controlled distribution involves multiple variables, as discussed here with Geoffrey Glauser, vaccine and therapeutic supply chain contractor and subject-matter expert with Conceptual Mindworks, Inc.

Legal Side

  I’m not saying the world as we know it is about to end, but a big court just reached a big decision that might overturn FDA’s whole regulatory apple cart.

Academic Angle

 I think materials people and food people operating in the packaging space should have some knowledge in each other’s areas because food and package compatibility is so fundamental when it comes to food packaging.

Greener Package

  Read these tips to learn those things you need to avoid when making green marketing claims, in order to comply with the FTC's new 'Green Guides.

  Walmart and Sam’s 4,600 pharmacies add new sustainable calendar-style packs for select scripts in an effort to improve patient adherence to drug regimens.

  Danone sought an alternative to an EBM bowl made of clarified PP, but it didn’t want to lose the bowl’s unusual shape or its clarity. The answer: PET and 'open-mold' tooling.

 Sanofi US’s Chattem consumer healthcare division launches "A"-shaped package for Allegra allergy medication.

  Modular conveyors give this injection molding company a useful time cushion that improves labor usage efficiencies and reduces packaging line downtime.

  Dissatisfied with damage from its previous paper bags, MFM Industries, Inc. switches to polywoven BOPP bags that add strength and offer market differentiation.

  Environmentally committed office furniture company develops reusable, returnable system for chair component that results in significant savings in materials and labor.

  What lessons can be learned from the missteps of first-generation mobile marketers? And, how can you effectively leverage mobile technology to build your brand?

  Giant Snacks seeds growth in productivity with robotic pick-and-place packing equipment.

  New machine helps contract pouch packager enhance operating efficiencies and expand market opportunities.

  We asked C&BC packaging veteran Dave Hoenig to scour the aisles of Pack Expo International recently to see what trends he felt were notable. Modularity and new-product launches caught his attention.

  Filling, insertion into trays, secondary packaging, and palletizing of tubes is done at 155 tubes/min by a tightly integrated series of robotic systems that require only one operator.

  The consumer trend toward locally grown fresh food has infiltrated the mass market. Learn how to utilize your packaging to convey premium, farm-fresh authenticity

  Machine is moveable between eight different packaging lines for this contract packager of vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements.

  NutraBio meets ever-changing labeling demands with digital label printing systems that reduce the need for label inventory and cut costs.

  Retailers and consumers have never been more aligned, and ConAgra’s deal to buy Ralcorp confirms that store brands may be outpacing the icons of the American cupboard.

  Despite a down economy, business has been booming at a specialty chemical supplier.

  Running November 19-22 in Paris, France, Emballage drew 1,300 exhibitors and more than 85,000 attendees. A number of packaging innovations were on display.

  A new high-velocity blower and air knife system at Lakefront Brewery saves costs on glue and provides greater labeling productivity.

  Switch to pressure-sensitive labels for jars of Best Maid’s pickle products provides a premium look while maintaining the brand’s heritage appeal.

  In May 2012, the International Standards Organization (ISO) approved new global standards on packaging and the environment, which were set to be published by the end of 2012.

Shelf Impact

  New design for beloved brand of U.K. pork sausages connects consumers' desire for authenticity with the product's vibrant heritage.

Shelf Impact

  Design firm takes bud of graphic design for Purex bathroom tissue packaging and brings it to full bloom for maximum impact on shelf.

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17th Annual ARC World Industry Forum
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