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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSOR: H.B. Fuller August 3, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Catch the Wave of Innovation >>

Catch the wave of innovation with H.B. Fuller at PACK EXPO 2011 in Las Vegas next month. Come see how our innovative solutions in case and carton sealing, flexible packaging, container labeling and Adalis® packaging solutions can help you navigate the challenging tides in your business. Catch the wave in Booth S-5004.

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Advantra Encore™ Adhesives—Ride the Hot Melt Revolution >>

New Advantra Encore™ packaging adhesive platform changes the rules about hot melt performance and supply. Surpassing traditional metallocene-based and EVA hot melt technologies, Advantra Encore adhesive provides better bonding, higher mileage and broader service temperature range--for the long run.

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Liquamelt® System—The Cool New Hot Adhesive & Equipment Technology >>

The Liquamelt® Packaging Adhesive System is cool on delivery, hot on demand. The first low density adhesive system that delivers cool, sustainable, on-demand, liquid rapid set for many packaging applications, the system provides room temperature liquid to the point of application and rapidly forms strong bonds.

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Flextra™ Adhesives—Build Flexible Packaging Momentum >>

Innovation rushes in with Flextra™ water-based, solvent-based and solventless flexible packaging adhesives. New Flextra Quiet™ adhesive resolves the challenge of noisy sustainable flexible packaging. Trial your innovation with Flextra adhesive on our full production-scale Nordmeccanica Super Combi 3000 laminator.

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Retail-Ready—The Wave of the Future >>

Retail-ready packaging is the innovative trend in retail, allowing products to be easily and quickly displayed. The Adalis™ Open-Sesame® System is the premier solution for display-ready packaging that fully integrates into the box for a fast and easy way to open containers without knives.

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What's not in store

The recent fanfare about a no-packaging grocery store provides food for thought.

Aedan Pharmaceuticals launches energy drink in stick packs

Flexible packs for Aedan Pharmaceuticals' single-serve dissolving powder energy formula provide innovative differentiation....

Nano Steps

When it comes to nanotechnology, (double pun alert), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking tiny steps, but the European Union is being particle-ular....

Cartoning/casing equipment cuts operating costs

ePoultry packager improves operating efficiencies, while slashing labor requirements and reaping rapid ROI....

A packaging vet views interpack

Upon learning that packaging veteran Dave Hoenig was headed for interpack, we asked him to put together some observations on trends noticeable at this massive event....

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Labeling makes drinks stand out
Anne Marie Mohan demonstrates how colorful full body shrink sleeve labeling is making these beverages leap off the shelf and into the consumer's hands.
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Shelf Impact!'s Package Design Workshop
Courtyard Marriott, Schaumburg, IL. Shelf Impact!'s Package Design Workshop is an interactive workshop covering package design strategies, trends, best practices and consumer insights for package designers, package development pros, marketing and brand managers, September 13.

International Dairy Show
The International Dairy Show features the latest trends and innovations in the dairy industry, and will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 19-21.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. North America's largest packaging and processing event includes a Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Processing Zone, Brand Zone, Confectionery Pavilion and more, September 26-28.

Rigid Playbook


Rigid container project in the works?

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