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How your packaging improves customer experience
Forbes
When we think of packaging as a branding tool, we tend to think of amazing retail packaging like Apple's. The electronics firm maintains a secret "packaging room" where hundreds of potential package designs are tested to get the opening experience perfect.
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How brand owners can benefit from smart packaging
Packaging Digest
Curious about how your products can take advantage of smart packaging technologies? The Active & Intelligent Packaging Association can help you sort it all out. The AIPIA Congress, held during Pack Expo International 2014, brings together nearly three dozen experts to present technologies and new research on hot topics such as: The Internet of things, interactive packaging, anti-microbials, nanotechnology and more.
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Connecting innovations with changing needs
Packaging Today
When we talk about providing a total package to the industry, we mean much more than a portfolio of adhesives for almost all packaging applications. It's about exploring and connecting every aspect of the packaging process, and combining our adhesive expertise with customers' operational insights to create complete solutions.
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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.
 


Increasing shelf life in fruit and vegetables
Food Processing & Packaging
A recent development in food packaging technology can delay the ripening of fruits and vegetables, offering a way to tackle the huge volumes of food waste, according to Cellresin Technologies. Ethylene is responsible for the ripening of fruit. The ethylene inhibitor, 1-MCP, has been used to stop ripening in cold storage facilities for some time, but Cellresin believes its technology is the first time it has been used in packaging.
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Faerch Plast launches world's 1st ovenable CPET skin packs
Packaging Europe
The company worked with ABP and Bemis Flexible Packaging to develop a lightweight ovenable pack that has significant barrier and strength properties and delivers major benefits for processor, retailer and consumer. As well as providing the convenience of meat being safely and easily oven or microwave cooked directly from the freezer or refrigerator without being opened and extending shelf life, the ovenable skin packs are expected to help reduce the risk of contamination.
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Counter culture coffee branding gets a jolt of caffeinated color
Fast Company
Caffè Verona, Country Roast, Toscano: When it comes to branding coffee companies tend to play it safe, with muted package designs and ho-hum names. Not Counter Culture Coffee. The North Carolina-based company unveiled new packaging and names for its year-round and single-origin products, with a color palette that would do Sol LeWitt proud.
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Corrugated rising to the challenge of evolving retail sector
Packaging Europe
The Confederation of Paper Industries says significant capital outlay in state-of-the-art digital printing equipment is enabling the corrugated industry to offer innovative solutions for display packaging and personalization, which can provide a critical edge in the fiercely competitive retail environment.
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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.
 


4 leading label solutions to enhance brand recognition
Packaging Digest
According to industry research by the Freedonia Group, label demand in the U.S. will reach a projected $19.1 billion by 2017, representing an annual growth of 4.2 percent. Now more than ever it's important to enhance brand recognition in the marketplace. This year a number of new labeling technologies will be on display at Pack Expo International 2014 show.
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Discover global flexible packaging market that is estimated to be worth $99 million by 2018
Whatech
According to this report, the flexible packaging market is estimated to grow from $73,825.3 million in 2012 to $99,621.9 million by 2018 with a CAGR of 5.1 percent from 2013 to 2018. Asia-Pacific led the global market followed by Europe and North America in terms of revenue in the year 2012.
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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
 


P&G wants to double level of recycled resin in its packaging
Plastics News
Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble Co. is out with expanded sustainability goals, including a desire to double the company's use of recycled resin in plastic packaging. The Cincinnati-based company issued its latest report covering a variety of goals, indicating it is guided by 12 established environmental sustainability goals that includes the use of 100 percent recycled or renewable materials for all products and packaging.
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'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions - Dell packages the future
BBC
He's holding a mundane-looking plastic bag. But this isn't just any old piece of future landfill. This bag has literally been plucked from the air we breathe. Normal plastic is made from oil, but this is made from AirCarbon - carbon drawn from methane from cattle farms (cows having, shall we say, a gassy disposition), common landfill or anywhere really that produces the gas.
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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. 
 


Recycling for PET packaging reaches 31 percent in 2013
Plastics Today
The recycling rate for PET packaging was 31.2 percent in 2013, which is up slightly from 2012's 30.8 percent, according to a report from The National Association for PET Container Resources and The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers. Communities in the U.S. collected more PET bottles than ever before in 2013, with a total of 1,798 million pounds. Total PET used in the production of U.S. bottles in 2013 was also higher at 5,764 million pounds, despite sales declines in some beverage market sectors. These bottles included a record 475 million pounds of recycled PET content.
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Consumers score some beverage concentrate packages high, some low
Packaging Digest
What's the ideal beverage concentrate package? Something that is small, slim, portable, easy to squeeze and ergonomic, according to consumers participating in research organized by TricorBraun Design & Innovation, a business unit of TricorBraun, one of North America’s leading providers of bottles, jars and other rigid packaging components.
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'Leave your cap on!' Initiatives boost aluminum closure recycling rate to 45 percent
Food Processing & Packaging
The average aluminum closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45 percent thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA). Aluminum closures can be recycled in two collection streams: A mixed packaging stream, or glass packaging stream. Meta (such as caps or aluminum skirting around the bottle neck) can be separated from glass during the collection and sorting process – meaning consumers can recycle bottle and closure as one.
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No packaging needed with pull-apart colored pencil concept
PSFK
Designer Laurence Gregoire's sustainable packaging concept doubles as an interactive experience, allowing users to snap the pencils apart to use them. In her packaging design concept for colored pencils, Montreal-based graphic designer Laurence Grégoire did away with cardboard boxes or other extra housing and used the pencils themselves as their own packaging.
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Bread company goes green with bio-based packaging
Packaging Digest
An all new innovative bread packaging has entered the green arena thanks to Eureka! Baking Co. According to supplier Braskem, they have been working with Bimbo packaging engineers to produce bio-based packaging using Braskem's Green Polyethylene, which is produced from sugarcane ethanol, a 100 percent renewable raw material. The sugarcane used is non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) based.
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Connecting innovations with changing needs
Packaging Today
When we talk about providing a total package to the industry, we mean much more than a portfolio of adhesives for almost all packaging applications. It's about exploring and connecting every aspect of the packaging process, and combining our adhesive expertise with customers' operational insights to create complete solutions.

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Adapting to new trends is key for growth in closures manufacturing
Plastics News
For caps processors, taking advantage of current trends in machinery and manufacturing can help to gain an edge on the competition. "If you are not using conformal cooling, it is almost a sure bet your competitors are," Robert Beard, president of Robert A. Beard & Associates said.

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Packaging manufacturer sues Frito-Lay over Doritos Gamer Pack
Plastics Today
Packaging is big business, and for brand owners it is a major differentiator when their products hit store shelves. Packaging design also involves patented intellectual property. Recently, Clear Lam Packaging Inc., filed suit against Frito-Lay in Chicago's federal court, accusing the snack-food giant of stealing a packaging design for its promotional boxes of Doritos.

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Hot, healthy and quick? General Mills taps K-cup style packaging for hot cereal
Packaging Digest
Oatmeal. It's a good-for-you breakfast but, depending on how you make it, it can be bland and take longer to make than you typically have time for in the morning. A new packaging format for the category has solved both these issues. The new Nature Valley Bistro Cup from General Mills is designed to make hot, great tasting oatmeal in just minutes using a Keurig brewing system.
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Global re-design for Lipton Ice Tea
The Dieline
Responding to consumer feedback suggesting that people positively associate the new bottle cartouche with waves at the beach, the new design has a strong association with beach culture. One of the key challenges faced was to create a single bottle design blueprint for Lipton Ice Tea that would work with significantly different filling technologies across a global network of distributors and franchise operations.
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Luxury packaging continues to dazzle
Packaging Europe
If it is an exaggeration to state that in the past luxury packaging subscribed to the maxim “more is more,” it is fairer to acknowledge that awareness of the sustainability issue has focused the minds of premium brand owners on limiting environmental impacts of their packaging. As we reported in the April edition of our magazine, the appetite for sustainable luxury is reflected in increased sales of reusable packaging formats and use of widely recycled materials, as well as in the rise of the 'minimalist chic' aesthetic.
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Praline packaging reinvents gifting experience
Packaging Digest
The premier gifting brand Cadbury Glow from Mondelēz International is making its debut in India with its innovative packaging — a treasure chest of luxurious pralines with chocolaty filling; features that will make every moment glow.
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