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February 26, 2014
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Bulk bottle handling made easy…
See how A-B-C’s M108 depalletizer efficiently unloads and single files 22 oz. beer bottles in one smooth, harmonious operation…ensuring a continuous bottle supply for your line.
Concentrated Flow of Ionized Air Removes Static and Dust!
The cold, dry months of winter produce all sorts of static electricity problems: dust attraction, jamming, tearing and shocks. EXAIR static eliminators neutralize static charge on plastics, webs, sheet stock and more, improving production speeds, product quality and surface cleanliness.
	High Resolution case coding equipment with the BEST warranty in the industry
FoxJet's High Resolution systems print graphics, logos and essential barcodes without sacrificing print quality with one pass of the printhead. FoxJet ‘s printhead design was engineered with the knowledge that uptime and reliability are keys to a successful production line.
Clean, Safe, and Accurate - Inline adhesive applciation with the SD-900
See how the SD-900 can improve your productivity and safety for free! The SD-900 Video Trial Program provides a video and written evaluation of how the SD-900 can improve your adhesive application process. This Free service provides a realistic evaluation of the SD-900 system for your specific application.
Labeling Playbook
It's essential to keep your ear to the ground in packaging practices, and this handy, must-have PDF e-book will help you stay ahead of the curve. You'll turn to the Labeling Playbook for everything from basic branding and packaging strategies to the best materials, technologies, and machines for the job.
Package Development Playbook
Both from a 30,000-foot perspective and attuned to realities on the ground, you'll find best practices and helpful hints-and pitfalls to avoid-on your current or next package development project. Leading packaging experts from every part of the development process have contributed their up-to-the-minute insights.
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February 2014
Cover Story
PaperBoy paper wine bottle a U.S. first
Package: Winemaker Truett-Hurst launches a fully recyclable, molded-pulp wine bottle to appeal to eco-conscious, on-the-go wine lovers, selling a quarter-million bottles in the first 60 days.
Lead Off
Labeling legerdemain
Feature: What a difference a label can make—that’s a key takeaway from a Diageo story I’m working on for an upcoming issue.
What's New
Portion cups increase snack olive consumption
Package: New Pearls brand black olives in a four-cup multipack provide convenience and portability for consumers hungering for a healthy, mess-free snack.
What's New
Artisan butter pack disrupts category norms
Package: A silver, brushed aluminum butter dish retail pack for artisan brand Lurpak Slow Churned brings a commodity product out of the fridge and to the center of the table.
What's New
Revealing key trends driving the global packaging market
Feature: Smithers Pira projects global packaging sales to reach $975 billion by 2018, with Asia predicted to represent more than 40% of demand.
Legal Side
FDA wants trans fats out of food, but what else?
Feature: When FDA announced its tentative determination last November that partially hydrogenated oils were not generally recognized as safe, they may have...
Greener Package
Walmart's eco-friendly cleaners
Package: The new Great Value Naturals line of all-natural household cleaners from Walmart uses recycled-content bottles and 100%-plastic trigger sprayers...
A stabilizing solution
Machine: Pallet stabilizing system eliminates shrink wrap trays while reducing both rework and the amount of stretch film used for a difficult-to-stack bottled water.
UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges
Feature: Survey respondents in the Asia-Pacific region push product security issues ahead of supply chain cost as top ‘Pain in the (Supply) Chain’ concern.
Sweet potato packer implements PTI
Machine: Produce packer implements inventory, traceability, and case-labeling solution for Produce Traceability Initiative compliance, while maintaining...
Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs
Machine: Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
AMERIPEN: Goals, progress, 'passion'
Success Story: Association executive director Donna Dempsey shares insight on the mission of this new organization for packaging and...
Recipe for success
Feature: Using the latest drive and control components, CMD Corp. built a PDI Medical Combination Pouch System with rapid data management and unparalleled precision.
Two discrete layers of EVOH help deliver three-year shelf life
Package: One barrier layer of this award-winning pack is introduced in the coinjection molding process, while the second is in the in-mold label that’s added during coinjection.
New case packer eliminates bottleneck
Machine: New machine lets this New York craft brewer increase production by 30%, improve beer quality and shelf life, and redeploy operators in more meaningful activities.
Shelf Impact
SURE rebrand commits to female audience
Package: An aging deodorant brand is revitalized with a curvy, custom cap and cool, sophisticated color tones designed to appeal to a female audience...
Shelf Impact
'Wholly' natural graphics used for salsa line
Package: Packaging for the Wholly Salsa line of all-natural dips uses photography of enticing, fresh whole ingredients along with Southwestern-inspired color palettes.
Packaging expectations for 2014
Feature: We’re looking ahead to what promises to be a good year for packaging.
Bush Brothers, GM, Highland Brewing and other brand owners take the stage
Join industry colleagues May 20-21 in Chicago, and learn how to leverage automation technology to drive efficiency at your operation. Over 20 educational sessions will be offered for discrete manufacturers, packagers and process automation professionals. Plan now to attend >>
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