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New snack chip plant is LEED-certified and IT-powered
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New snack chip plant is LEED-certified and IT-powered

Opened in two phases in 2010 and 2011, Shearer's Foods' Massillon plant adheres to sustainable principles and leverages dynamic software solutions to optimize efficiency.
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OFF THE SHELF: Standup pouches make progress
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OFF THE SHELF: Standup pouches make progress

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at some intriguing new standup pouches, including a Method refill pack that has an easy-pour feature built into it.
Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Impact through simplicity: icons and symbols
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Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Impact through simplicity: icons and symbols

Designers Rochelle Martyn and Lisa Simpson of Monday Collective explore how simple, well-executed icons and symbols can help a brand stand out on shelf. Examples include Honeydrop, Target's up & up, Pret, and Pom Wonderful.
Private Label Smackdown: New game-changing private-label beer brands
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Private Label Smackdown: New game-changing private-label beer brands

Lisa Baer of Baer Design Group says "Beer is one area where private-label may take a smack at national brands." Here she shows two new examples of private-label canned beer brands and compares their packaging against leading national labels.
Private Label Smackdown: The use of structure as a differentiator
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Private Label Smackdown: The use of structure as a differentiator

Structural designer Dean Lindsay of Chicago's Dean Lindsay Design evaluates how structure is used within private-label and national brand products such as hand lotion and laundry detergent to create a unique impression of the brand. Beyond its shape, structure also relates to how a package is manufactured, how it functions, and how it creates a perception of value, Lindsay says.
Ultra-concentrated car-wash chemicals part of unique delivery system
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Ultra-concentrated car-wash chemicals part of unique delivery system

A car wash-chemical dispensing system that replaces 30- and 55-gal high-density polyethylene drums with 1-gal containers and film bags of ultra-concentrated product has won an Environmental Impact award in the Secondary/Large-Format Packaging category of the 2011 Greener Package Awards.
European preform maker expands recycling facility
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European preform maker expands recycling facility

APPE, one of Europe's leading converters of PET performs and bottles, has been recognized with a Beyond the Package Award in the 2011 Greener Package Awards competition for the expansion of its PET recycling plant.
Film-only multipacks gently conveyed with activated roller-belt technology
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Film-only multipacks gently conveyed with activated roller-belt technology

So much of the sustainability discussion typically surrounds packaging materials. But it is often the packaging equipment that makes possible the use of some of these new materials.
Private Label Smackdown: Doing battle in the olive category
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Private Label Smackdown: Doing battle in the olive category

Melinda Wooten of KW Strategems looks at both regular and upscale private brands of olives and compares design cues to national brands. Packaging spans glass metal and plastic.
OFF THE SHELF: Labeling makes drinks stand out
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OFF THE SHELF: Labeling makes drinks stand out

Anne Marie Mohan demonstrates how colorful full body shrink sleeve labeling is making these beverages leap off the shelf and into the consumer's hands.
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Water bottler shrinks supply chain with in-house closed-loop recycling

"First rate," "inspiring," and "outstanding": These are just some of the words used by the Greener Package Awards judges to describe the closed-loop recycling system implemented by private-label water bottler Ice River Springs, based in Feversham, ON, Canada.
Robotic palletizer handles two paint-filling lines
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Robotic palletizer handles two paint-filling lines

At Dunn-Edwards' new paint plant, this vacuum-gripper end effector carries a 220-lb payload, and the articulating robot can palletize 5-gal paint buckets at 44/min.
Nutrilite rides 'K-Line Express' to big benefits
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Nutrilite rides 'K-Line Express' to big benefits

Rotary labeler and employee input help California facility reap major gains in line productivity.
Poucher has 22 axes of servo motion
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Poucher has 22 axes of servo motion

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. The Model K260 Poucher from KHS has 22 axes of motion thanks to Bosch Rexroth servo technology, and the system handles pouches from 125 mm Wide to 260 mm Wide and heights to 325 mm.
Unique cost-saving film labeler
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Unique cost-saving film labeler

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. Roll-fed labeler from Sidel takes flat roll-fed film material from 80 to 150 microns thick (PET, OPS, OPP) and forms it into a tube before applying it over a bottle and discharging the bottle into a shrink tunnel.
Multi-technology labeler now handles roll-fed sleeve labels
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Multi-technology labeler now handles roll-fed sleeve labels

Video shows Sacmi Opera R.F.S.T. labeler applying wrap-around thermo-shrink plastic film labels from machine-direction-oriented rolls, by means of laser welding technology. First-of-its-kind labeler accommodates full body/partial sleeve, roll-fed, pressure sensitive, cut & stack labeling modules.
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OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy
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OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy

Anne Marie Mohan thought she was vacationing while in Italy. Little did she know she was on the clock for another edition of Off The Shelf Video.
Minced meat line
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Minced meat line

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. High-speed minced meat line from Sealpac denests trays automatically and loads minced meat loaves at 120 packs/min before sending filled trays into the A-10 tray sealer.

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