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IFCO's new returnable plastic containers receive 'color wheel' and bar code labels for asset tracking, though the color wheels c
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IFCO's asset tracking produces results

A digital-based color wheel track-and-trace technology for IFCO’s RPCs brings ‘tremendous’ benefits.
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Aluminum bottle reinforces diet aid uniqueness

Diet capsules move to an aluminum bottle to foil counterfeiters and employ two TE features to assure consumers.
Instead of a pump, which requires two hands for dispensing, the Squeeze & Squirt container lets kids use a single hand to releas
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Crayola kid's soap makes splash

Personal-care products marketer uses distributor’s design studio to come up with new package for squeezable foam hand and body soap for kids.
ColorCode color wheel (left) and standard GRAI bar codes are included on IFCO's new returnable plastic containers for asset trac
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IFCO's asset tracking produces results

A digital-based color wheel track-and-trace technology for IFCO’s RPCs brings ‘tremendous’ benefits.
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New drug bottle 'Targets' safety concerns

A prescription bottle designed for Target Corp. pharmacies gives new meaning to the phrase “extreme makeover.”
Jerry Butler
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Mechatronics looms large

Jerry Butler, production manager at food manufacturer ARC-diversified of Cookeville, TN, says a new skill set is required to deal effectively with today’s packaging machinery.
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Saint-Gobain: Saint-Gobain: In-stock bottles

Caliber WinePak offers many styles of wine bottles with the Stelvin closure finish. These bottles are always in stock, and include both domestic and imported bottles from well-respected manufacturers such as Saint Gobain Containers, Saint Gobain Emballage, Saver Glass, and others.
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Nivea pack gets face lift

RPC Verpackungen Kutenholz GmbH manufactured a stylish new PP bottle for the redesigned packaging of the Nivea Visage range of face care products. Nivea manufacturer Beiersdorf relaunched the Visage brand in new packaging in order to enhance its image in the marketplace.
A filled, capped, and labeled 64-oz bottle.
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Redundancy rules at Old Orchard

Cap coders, case erectors, case packers, and case tapers are redundant to make sure this high-output, hot-fill PET line for fruit juice can produce up to its potential.See video
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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’

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