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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: Weatherchem July 10, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Weatherchem's commitment to sustainability >>

With apologies to a famous frog, in the business world, it’s not so difficult being green. That is, as long as you have a corporate-wide commitment to become a major player in environment-friendly sustainable packaging.


NutraGen II closure for pill & vitamin dispensing >>

For convenient dispensing of pills, vitamins and supplements large or small, the contemporary design and easy opening convenience of Weatherchem’s NutraGen II closure will set your brand apart. Learn more, get free samples at


VIDEO: Pour it on with the LiquiFlapper >>

With its unique design for controlled dispensing of liquids, the Weatherchem LiquiFlapper® closure is the perfect combination of ease of use, shelf impact and safe and secure packaging. Get samples or a quote,


Thinking about a new package design? >>

Weatherchem has a range of innovative closure design ideas, from unusual shapes to decorative logos to contemporary designs. The perfect blend of ease of use and shelf impact.


Request free product samples >>

For plastic packaging manufacturers, contract packagers and retailers with private label products ...Weatherchem has a closure solution to meet your needs.



Classic pinup girl illustrations position value beer brand for growth

The iconic Varga Girls of the 1940s and ’50s have re-emerged in all their playful, voluptuous beauty on new package designs for Sleeman Brewing and Malting’s Old Milwaukee beer brand in Canada. Launched in spring 2011, the designs use retro pinup-girl illustrations to add some panache to the value brand, while emphasizing its historical relevance.

New compliance pack to debut in 3,600 Walmart stores

This summer, more than 3,600 Walmart pharmacies are expected to employ the new Shellpak® Renew compliance-prompting packaging from MeadWestvaco Corp. Shellpak Renew features a tear-resistant, recyclable outer carton, an easy-slide blister, and an integrated calendar for patients to easily track their medications...

Pepsi bottler reveals automation secrets

Pepsi Bottling Ventures boosts uptime, improves OEE scores 21 points, adds more than an hour to daily productivity, and covers automation costs in one year in Nampa, ID, the project's leader told attendees at The Automation Conference...

LCA a key component for Smith & Nephew’s sustainability efforts

Jason Strachota, packaging development engineer II with Smith & Nephew, Inc.’s Advance Surgical Devices Div., discusses how his company employs Life Cycle Analysis in sustainable package design in this excerpt from Healthcare Packaging’s "Voices of Leadership."...

Trends in coding/marking for primary packaging

A number of trends are shaping the development of coding and marking equipment for primary packaging, such as better integration capabilities, traceability requirements, and more...

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Beverage Roundtable: When (not) to use color
Some products look great with a ‘circus of color’. Others, not so much. Learn the ins & outs from Guest Critics Marcus Hewitt, Rob Wallace Vyto Bendoraitis...
Sponsored by Owens-Illinois
O-I, makers of pure, beautiful, sustainable glass packaging, is proud to sponsor

PABS 2012
Attend The Product Authentication & Brand Security Conference located this year in surburban Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, September 10-11.

Labelexpo Americas 2012
Visit with over 400 exhibitors of packaging machinery, materials and technology at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL on September 11-13.

PACK EXPO International 2012
With an expanded focus on processing and integrated processing-packaging systems, PACK EXPO International 2012 offers business solutions to stay ahead of the curve. This year's event is at Chicago's McCormick Place, October 28-31.

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