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OFF THE SHELF: Health-conscious food and packaging
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OFF THE SHELF: Health-conscious food and packaging

Jim Butschli takes a look at a couple of packaging concepts from Meals to Live where the emphasis on nutrition and well being plays a huge role in shaping the packaging.
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Fill'er up! Aseptic fillers meet ESL needs! But that's not all we do when it comes to filling!
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Fill'er up! Aseptic fillers meet ESL needs! But that's not all we do when it comes to filling!

Aseptic processing involves the packaging of a sterile product in a manner that ensures its sterility. Found primarily in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, aseptic processing is used on a regular basis to ensure purity and extend shelf life (ESL). Aseptic filling traditionally produces a package that can be stored and shipped at ambient temperatures.
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Pharmaceutical application: Dosing cup placement
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Pharmaceutical application: Dosing cup placement

A U.S. pharmaceutical company needed a system to feed, orient and place three (3) different dosage cups onto corresponding liquid filled medicine bottles at output rates ranging from 85 to 160 bottles per minute, depending on size of bottle. The CMA turret is designed with individual vacuum heads that lift each cup up and gently place it over the capped/filled liquid bottle.
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Scoring high rates for pharmaceutical tablet feed systems
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Scoring high rates for pharmaceutical tablet feed systems

A major pharmaceutical company needed to feed and orient bi-color tablets at high rates of speed. Shibuya Hoppmann built two different systems - one using a single feeder system with rates of 1,250 ppm, and a second combining two hi-speed feed systems (with rotary accumulation table), resulting in rates of 2,500 ppm. Both systems used a 2-color sensor to orient bi-colored parts.
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Energetic feed system for small energy drink bottles
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Energetic feed system for small energy drink bottles

Shibuya Hoppmann's custom designed Bottle Feed System uses unique urethane scallops to singulate and orient empty 2 ounce energy drink bottles. The system then ionizes and flips them 180˚ and takes them downstream to filling operations at an output rate of 525 bottles per minute.
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Software turns 2D into 3D
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Software turns 2D into 3D

VIDEO FROM GRAPH EXPO. The end-to-end solutions approach that HP featured at Graph Expo 2011 includes some pretty cool prepress software that makes it possible to turn 2D design into a 3D, on-screen image that is easily manipulated.
CMYK digital press for CPGS or converters
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CMYK digital press for CPGS or converters

VIDEO FROM GRAPH EXPO. The Model 1600 PC full process color printer  from Colordyne Technologies prints at 160 ft/min in water-based inks, costs $150,000, and uses Memjet technology.
Label printing done digitally
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Label printing done digitally

VIDEO FROM GRAPH EXPO. The Model 4830 digital UV inkjet system from EFI Jetrion is a new, affordable option for printing of colorful labels.
Twist-out blister is a first
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Twist-out blister is a first

A revolutionary new fishing line gets a paperboard/plastic package that is equally original and is believed to be the first twist-off blister package ever.
Private Label Smackdown: Duane Reade capitalizes on New York connection
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Private Label Smackdown: Duane Reade capitalizes on New York connection

Todd Maute of CBX compares New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade's new city living-themed private-label package designs with name brand items in the food and personal care categories.
Digital color press for labels
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Digital color press for labels

VIDEO FROM GRAPH EXPO. The NW140 narrow-web digital label printing press from INX has seven color stations, features in-line laser die cutting, and prints 1,000 labels in less than three minutes at a cost of less than half a penny per label.
OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack
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OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack

Editor Pat Reynolds checks in from Packaging World's Pine Lake office with a NatraLock first: A twist-off blister pack for Berkley brand fishing line.
Private Label Smackdown: Creating personality for private-label brands
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Private Label Smackdown: Creating personality for private-label brands

Comparing the retail shelf to a party with "varied personalities," Marcus Hewitt of Dragon Rouge advises, "Just because you're not the loud market leader in the world of brands doesn't mean you need to be a wallflower or a follower."
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Innovation Survey: Innovation is a 360-degree Approach

Latest innovation survey rewards great graphic design work that tells a compelling story when combined with a smart structure.
Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Elements of edgy packaging
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Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Elements of edgy packaging

What gives some package designs their edge? Is it their quirkiness? Their rule-breaking formats? Sarah Williams creative director of Beardwood & Co. attempts to answer these questions while presenting some examples of successful packages with an edge.
Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Methods of variety segmentation
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Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Methods of variety segmentation

Ted Mininni, president of Design Force Inc., discusses the critical role that variety segmentation systems in packaging play in guiding consumers to the right products. Successful examples include the use of different package, label, and product colors, as well as the use of specific illustrations to distinguish varieties.
Aseptic R&D/co-packer team helps brands blossom
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Aseptic R&D/co-packer team helps brands blossom

Flavours, Inc. helps bring aseptic and nutritional products to market in a new facility that handles everything from pilot test batches to full commercial production runs.
OFF THE SHELF: New microwaveable ready meal
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OFF THE SHELF: New microwaveable ready meal

Jim Butschli takes you to the kitchens of Packaging World to demonstrate a new Lean Cuisine concept for convenient microwaving of a frozen entree.

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