Ultrasonic sealing for vf/f/s
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Ultrasonic sealing for vf/f/s

MS Plastic Welders makes ultrasonic sealing systems for packages made on vertical form/fill/seal systems. Benefits include material savings, speed, and seal security.
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High-def printer for pharma and more
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High-def printer for pharma and more

Bell-Mark high-definition ink-jet printer does up to 600 dpi at up to 100 meters/minute. Originally designed for unique drug identification requirements in pharma, it can be integrated on a number of packaging machines where coding is required.
Voice-activated commands for machines
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Voice-activated commands for machines

At PACK EXPO East, Beckhoff demonstrated how Google Glasses connected directly to a cloud server make it possible to adjust machine speeds with voice-activated commands.
Case erector has auto size change
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Case erector has auto size change

Case erector and bottom taper from AFA Nordale uses sensors and sophisticated servo drives to switch automatically from one corrugated case size to another.
Case erecting to case sealing
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Case erecting to case sealing

Case packing system introduced by Eagle Packaging Machinery for standup pouches goes from product to pallet. First is case erecting, then lane diverting, then case loading and sealing.
Red Brick chooses Novelis evercan
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Craft beer selects can with 90% PCR content

Georgia’s oldest brewery selects a high-recycled content aluminum can for its products to align with its sustainability goals, without sacrificing the quality of its beer.
EXPO PACK Mexico celebrates its 30 anniversary June 16-19.
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June brings the 30th edition of EXPO PACK Mexico

The 2015 edition of Latin America’s leading processing and packaging exposition continues a 30-year tradition of convening the industry and delivering innovations in an exciting market.
Energy Bag
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Pilot tests plastic waste to energy potential

A three-month pilot program conducted in Citrus Hills CA, tests whether non-recyclable plastic waste can be converted into synthetic crude oil for fuel.
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Tide Pods television ad emphasizes child-safety

A CPG megabrand takes a new approach to advertising.
Off The Shelf: Vacuum packed for the nutrition-conscious
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Off The Shelf: Vacuum packed for the nutrition-conscious

Perfect Fit Meals is leveraging vacuum skin packaging, MAP, High-Pressure Processing, and linerless labels to expand into new markets in the U.S.
New magazine for OEMs launches this spring.
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Connecting OEMs with components and control suppliers

Coming this spring, industrial controls and components suppliers can connect with packaging and processing OEMs via a new media brand from PMMI Media Group, the publishers of Packaging World and Automation World.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli

Weight-loss product returns to retail markets in tamper-evident packaging.
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Manufacturing best practices

Running March 11-12 at Ford Field in Detroit, The Manufacturing in America Symposium brings together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators, and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America.
A poster available to retailers provides information on how to recycle plastic bags and wraps at in-store collection programs.
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Plastic bag and wrap recycling up 11% in 2013

Efforts by grocers, retailers, and associations are helping to boost consumer awareness and participation in plastic film recycling, according to new report.
Anna Miller named Packaging World Outstanding Packaging Science Senior at Clemson for Spring 2015.
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Clemson names award winners Miller and Mrazeck

Clemson University has named two seniors from its packaging program as the winners of two awards for the 2015 Spring semester.

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