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OFF THE SHELF: Method's 8x concentrated detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Method's 8x concentrated detergent

Cleaning products maker Method has gone green big time by coming up with an 8x concentrated laundry detergent. Jim George delivers a few observations about the packaging of this clever product.
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OFF THE SHELF: Fish packs grab attention
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OFF THE SHELF: Fish packs grab attention

Packaging World Editor Pat Reynolds responds to some unusual packages he found in the freezer case on a recent stroll through the local Jewel Supermarket.
90-day shelf life + sustainability gains = progress at Byrne Dairy
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90-day shelf life + sustainability gains = progress at Byrne Dairy

Byrne Dairy has a proven track record in ESL products. Now it’s using a new technology called ‘dry sterilization’ to get 90-day shelf life and get greener at the same time.
Strategically designed canning line kicks up coffee filling
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Strategically designed canning line kicks up coffee filling

Extreme changeover flexibility, operator safety and convenience, and increased capacity are key considerations for new 120-can/min coffee filling line for Melitta USA.
OFF THE SHELF: McCormick tries unit-dose spices
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OFF THE SHELF: McCormick tries unit-dose spices

The well-known spice marketer McCormick & Co. offers consumers pre-measured spices in individual portions cleverly combined in a single card. Senior editor Anne Marie Mohan demonstrates this convenient new idea.
A-B-C's high speed Model 450 case erector/bottom sealer offers speeds to 55 cpm
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A-B-C's high speed Model 450 case erector/bottom sealer offers speeds to 55 cpm

You need a workhorse machine to feed, erect, and seal corrugated cases every 1.1 seconds, shift after shift, and A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.'s Model 450 is a heavy duty, production-proven unit to handle this challenge.
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No Film Break™ (NFB) machines from Lantech
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No Film Break™ (NFB) machines from Lantech

Loads get to their destination with less risk – looking better than ever – with less tweaking and hassle – with up to 30% less film – and at an overall lower net cost.
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OFF THE SHELF: Bausch + Lomb bottle echoes product qualities
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OFF THE SHELF: Bausch + Lomb bottle echoes product qualities

Jim George describes an intriguing new PET container for Bausch + Lomb's renu multi-purpose solution for contact lens wearers.
Palletizer with extended accumulation table
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Palletizer with extended accumulation table

A-B-C Packaging’s Model 72AE low-level palletizer with extended accumulation table allows continuous layer forming during completed layer transfer and stacking.
OFF THE SHELF: Award-winning 2-compartment package
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OFF THE SHELF: Award-winning 2-compartment package

The winner of the Highest Achievement Award in this year's Flexible Packaging Association competition is a dual marinade-and-meat pack. Editor Pat Reynolds puts it through the paces in this Off The Shelf Video.
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Hinds-Bock introduces cake, pie and sweet goods topping systems

Systems are ideal for applying cake or pie cream toppings.
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Candy maker sweetens shrink-wrapping efficiencies
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Candy maker sweetens shrink-wrapping efficiencies

New system integrates seamlessly, increases productivity, and reduces film costs.
PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant
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PET line brings capacity, flexibility to Coke plant

Anchored by a blow/fill/cap Combi system, this new line handles three bottle sizes and reaches 32,000 bottles/hr on 1.5-L bottles. Just two 'pilots' are required to guide it.
Conveyor platforms
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Conveyor platforms

The X45 and X45e conveyor platforms from FlexLink are a compact and efficient solution for handling small products.
Reduce corrugated consumption and increase productivity with new A-B-C packer
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Reduce corrugated consumption and increase productivity with new A-B-C packer

Packagers looking for sustainable production can reduce their corrugated use and ensure maximum product protection with display shippers that use up to 50% less corrugated than standard or wraparound cases; and with A-B-C’s Model 206 packer, they can also increase their line efficiency and flexibility.
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OFF THE SHELF: General Mills tries retro packs at Target
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OFF THE SHELF: General Mills tries retro packs at Target

Senior editor Anne Marie Mohan spotted a "new" look that was actually retro when she visited a Target store recently. Hear her observations on this clever promo that puts packaging front and center.
MGS introduces new Carton Inspection Module as part of its Serialization Solution
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MGS introduces new Carton Inspection Module as part of its Serialization Solution

Carton Inspection Module can be used for a wide array of pharmaceutical, medical and food products. With this development, MGS Machine Corp. can now add a label applicator in addition to printing, vision, and open flap detection.
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OFF THE SHELF: Costco's treasure hunt strategy strikes again
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OFF THE SHELF: Costco's treasure hunt strategy strikes again

Packaging World Editor Pat Reynolds went shopping at his local Costco with one or two things on his list. But a few items not on his list were not to be denied.

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