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GlaxoSmithKline in France

Global pharma giant plans to invest 500 million euros in its vaccine production plant in northern France to expand capacity.
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A Global Perspective on Sustainable Packaging from Kraft Foods

The recently redesigned PET-based bottles for Kraft’s Crystal Light and Fruit2O brands are 18 percent lighter than the bottles they are replacing. Following the completion of the phased introduction of the new bottles in the U.S., Kraft will reduce its PET usage by 8.7 million pounds per year.
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Ecolab's bottle is better, faster by design

Modeling studies cut eight months out of the package development process for its ProForce cleaning solution bottle sold at Sam's Club.
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Silgan Containers Corp.: Silgan Containers Corp.: Colored-aluminum cans

A line of colored-aluminum cans is being offered by Silgan Containers for packagers looking for a new way to grab consumer attention.
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Data flows from ERP to packaging machines

Just five operators run two lines that span three floors and churn out 600 bottles/min. An automated order system plays a pivotal role in streamlining changeover.
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Tubs clearly a 'nutty' choice for Hampton Farms

High-barrier thermoformed tubs' unique shape and clear view of premium roasted nuts deliver a point of difference for Hampton Farms' product launch.
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ThermoSafe Brands enters into distribution agreement with Randall Manufacturing

ThermoSafe Brands, a div. of SCA Packaging North America, has entered into a distribution agreement with Randall Manufacturing, adding ThermoSafe Durable Transport containers to its line of temperature zoning products for use in refrigerated vehicles and industrial and refrigerated warehouse applications for the food distribution market.
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Scholle Corporation: Bag-in-box

Scholle Packaging offers its Jerribox designed to run on current rigid filling equipment.
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Want innovation that drives sales? Slow down

Inventive package structures require at least 18 months, but economic pressure too often speeds up the design. Approach innovation as a cross-functional process, two gurus say.
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Industry Watch

COMPANIES:Hassia USA combined all of its sales and service organizations under the new corporate name, IWKA Packaging USA.

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