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The top 3 functional additives in plastic packaging
Packaging World
There is rapidly increasing demand for packaging materials that give even greater protection to their contents. Functional additives are an important technology in meeting this demand for greater product protection in the plastic packaging market. A functional additive modifies the properties of packaging to impart desirable or beneficial functions.
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Q&A with Mary Zalla from Landor on the future of package design
The Dieline
"Packaging will only become more relevant in the future, though its form, materials, presentation and will undoubtedly continue to change. I think the redesign of packaging moving forward will live in three buckets," said Mary Zalla, Landor Associates' global president of consumer brands, on her take on the future of packaging design.
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The top 5 packaging blockbusters of summer
Packaging Digest
Which blockbuster packaging articles were the ones your industry peers clicked on most these past three months? Most of the articles fell into the perennially popular Packaging Design segment, but you can see for yourself as Packaging Digest presents them in reverse order:
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  GO PTILESS: X12 CONVEYOR SYSTEMS

The X12 Lift Conveyor (patent pending) is A.G. Stacker’s flagship series of hydraulic lift tables. 12" to top of mesh & NO PIT REQUIRED for installation. The standard is 72" long, unlike other lift conveyors on the market, which are only 60" long. This revolutionary system is able to handle virtually any integrated stacker application with capacities up to 3,000 lbs.
 


Brazilian poultry producer incorporates zipper closures for its packaging
Plastics Today
Brazil is ranked in the top three in poultry production worldwide and it is also the highest in per capita consumption at 104.5 pounds per year. C-Vale, one of the largest poultry cooperatives in Brazil, supplies much of the chicken that satisfies this ongoing demand. C-Vale was quick to recognize the shifting consumer preferences toward packaging that was easy-to-open while also extending the shelf life of its contents. As such, C-Vale opted for a flexible package solution that included zipper closures with its packaging.
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Sleeve Label Working Group releases recommendations
Packaging World
The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers has released the Final Report of the Sleeve Label Working Group detailing recommendations the packaging industry can use to mitigate the impact of sleeve labels on the recycling of PET bottles. Their primary focus is the ever growing technical issues associated with recycling containers with full-wrap shrink-sleeve labels.
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Design students crafting physical package for Spotify
PSFK
Packaging company BillerudKorsnäs and design students from Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm are collaborating to give music streaming company Spotify a physical form. The event, called SPICE:14, will run throughout September and October. This is the first time an online brand will be physically packaged, with the best analog packaging later being launched by Spotify.
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  Fully automated WVTR testing

Following on MOCON’s fully automated oxygen permeation system, the PERMATRAN-W Model 3/34, the world first fully automated WVTR system will be shown for the first time at PackExpo in Chicago, November 2nd to 5th, Booth 7753.
 


Reevaluating drug product stability can save millions on packaging
Packaging World
Kevin O'Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius, is a noted authority in supply chain integrity. In this Q&A he lends his "big-picture" insights regarding distribution practices for time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical/biological products.
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Pasta packaging perfected in two directions
Packaging Digest
With both horizontal and vertical f/f/s systems, RP's Pasta proves that you don't have to be a major company to automate and manufacture innovatively packaged products. Peter Robertson is a kind of Renaissance man, having worked as a stage carpenter for dance companies, as a chef in New York City and in engineering at Hershey. In a career path with more twists than fusilli pasta, Robertson has found his calling as CEO of RP's Pasta Co., Madison, Wisconsin.
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Quality doctor blades and end-seals


In addition to being a manufacturer of quality metal, composite, and plastic doctor blades, Allison Systems now offers OEM and custom design chamber end seals. MORE
 


New box for inflight meals takes off
Packaging World
Scandinavian Airlines has recently introduced a new food box made of Incada folding boxboard from Iggesund Paperboard. "In creating packaging for inflight meals, you must take many factors into account," explains Gustaf Öholm, Senior Manager, Onboard Concepts, Services & Sales at SAS.
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5 shifts in shopper attitudes and behaviors
Packaging Digest
Five major shifts in how U.S. consumers feel and act are revealed in the U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2014 report. Consumers are taking advantage of options in where they can shop, even though grocery stores remain the main destination. Do you create packages for non-traditional outlets?
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  Reduce TiO2 Costs with Vinyl Binders

Use PVAc or VAE binders to achieve brightness and opacity while reducing expensive TiO2. Learn how BrightCoat can help you meet your optical and strength goals. 
 


Package design news roundup: Seymour Powell, Family and Friends, ButterflyCannon, Dragon Rouge
PopSop
Here's the roundup of the latest package designs that we've spotted over the past week. The first is London design and innovation company Seymourpowell, who has developed branding and bottle design for a new whisky brand "The Class" aimed at younger drinkers, for leading Korean alcohol company HiteJinro.
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High impact design and decoration enhances luxury boxes
Packaging Europe
Pollard Boxes will showcase its design expertise and advanced printing technologies that create attractive packs which combine eye-catching shapes and high quality graphics to ensure on-shelf impact and brand differentiation.
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4 riveting open innovation ideas target packaging
Packaging Digest
Available packaging technologies from throughout the world found at the innovation portal at Innoget include a new beverage packaging concept from Merck and a method to make printed films more recyclable.
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Beverage packaging gets crazy creative
Food Drive
It's things like stevia-flavored Coke Life that seem to get all the attention these days. But take a longer look at the beverage industry and you'll see the same thing we're seeing: Suddenly the most interesting, most creative, and most competitive part of the business is packaging design.
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Reevaluating drug product stability can save millions on packaging
Packaging World
Kevin O'Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius, is a noted authority in supply chain integrity. In this Q&A he lends his "big-picture" insights regarding distribution practices for time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical/biological products.

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Free upcoming webinar: Adhesion Challenges — Corona Treatment vs. Plasma Treatments
TAPPI
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The future of sustainable packaging is beautiful – and edible
The Washington Post
The recently-opened Original Unverpackt store in Berlin's hip Kreuzberg district should look vaguely familiar to many. Desired quantities of rice, pasta and other dry goods, kept in overhead gravity bins, are dispensed with a simple push of a lever.

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Butterball's butter sculpture breaks the mold in design
Packaging Digest
Butterball Farms looked to Display Pack for a solution to its butter sculptures, and what they got was an innovative and appealing design — a package that is also a mold for the butter sculpture. The packaging structure lets Butter Ball mold the butter directly into the clamshell, process the product, and then place the clamshell in a die-cut, un-windowed carton.
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The elements of elegance: What makes design 'sophisticated'?
Mashable
Imagine for a moment a pristinely wrapped Tiffany & Co. package: The company's signature robin's egg blue, the tantalizing, perfectly tied white ribbon, the iconic logo delicately printed atop. It's the epitome of class, elegance and sophistication.
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4 riveting open innovation ideas target packaging
Packaging Digest
Available packaging technologies from throughout the world found at the innovation portal at Innoget include a new beverage packaging concept from Merck and a method to make printed films more recyclable. If you are interested in technical developments, especially globally, the website at Innoget.com is a helpful resource that connects packaging innovation providers and seekers.
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'APPY' brand Fresh Cut Apple Snacks debut for Turkey and The Middle East
Perishable News
Istanbul-based company HSG has opened a fully automated apple processing and packing line that has been installed specifically for the company's new APPY line of fresh and healthy apple snacks. HSG is aiming to market the brand in supermarket fresh cut sections, bakery and confectionery shops, retail food outlets and petrol pump stations, as well as through private label marketing upon client request, having well established relationships with a number of fresh cut marketing partners.
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The Mechanics of Rollers

The Mechanics of Rollers combines the science of web handling with the application of rollers. This unique book covers design, application, and maintenance for rollers of all sizes, shapes, and webs. The Mechanics of Rollers is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use reference containing hundreds of figures, tables, and design equations, plus bibliography, glossary, and index. A must-have text for anyone involved in buying, selling, or specifying rollers, this book will also be a valuable reference for machine designers, process engineers, and maintenance personnel in the paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles, and converting industries. 1996. 306 pages, soft cover.


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Turning packaging into education (Branding Magazine)
Presto helps Mondi meet demands for innovation (Packaging Europe)

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