New pet food packaging options from Coveris
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New pet food packaging options from Coveris

Watch Scott Ross of Coveris explain how the pet food packaging market is responding to shifting consumer preferences in both Europe and the U.S. Learn how the popularity of wet food retort packaging in Europe is poised to expand in the U.S., while large flat-bottom pouches, whether woven PP or composite nylon, are in growing demand overseas.
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Automated filling, one ounce to one gallon
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Automated filling, one ounce to one gallon

Find out how far beyond high-speed filling a rotary piston filler can go by watching how this unit from Cozzoli Machine Co. provides clean, easy-access design, tool-less changeover parts and user automation that does everything from real-time control to recipe-driven setups specific to the SKU being run.
HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes
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HLP Klearfold offers greener plastic boxes

At Pack Expo, HLP Klearfold's VP of Marketing Pat McGee explains the basics of PET, RPET, and plant-based PET blends for rigid plastic folding cartons. Learn how using in-house extruders allows HLP Klearfold to control the quality of its 30% post-consumer recycled content RPET boxes as well as its 30% plant-based PlantBox option.
Ink-jet line serves wide range of needs
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Ink-jet line serves wide range of needs

Ink-jet printers from Citronix run the gamut from entry-level machines for two lines of code, to models that function in heavy dust/dirt environments. Operators can change the drop size with the push of a button. Up to 31-pixel messages can be printed, plus graphics and bar codes. A number of different languages are also on board, as Citronix sells into 40 countries.
New print head technology
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New print head technology

Newest full-color printer from Epson America features the firm's latest print head technology and is designed with high speeds and high-volume output in mind.
CP3 wraparound case packer is fast and versatile
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CP3 wraparound case packer is fast and versatile

BPA (Blueprint Automation) had on display its CP3 wraparound case packer. It was shown packing capped pouches into modified RSC cases at a rate of 150 pouches/25 cases per minute. The unit can also handle standup pouches into open RSC cases, and other combinations.
Breakthrough in thermoformable paper
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Breakthrough in thermoformable paper

Fiberform is a thermoform able paper-based material from Glenroy that is sent to Glenroy's customers in roll stock format. Sustainability is a key value proposition.
Bulk depalletizer ideal for craft brewers
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Bulk depalletizer ideal for craft brewers

A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp. Central Regional Sales Manager Marc Antonio describes how the company's Model 108 depalletizer offers maximum bottle stability and smooth handling to craft brewers looking to automate their bulk bottle unloading.
Modules enable in-house system servicing
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Modules enable in-house system servicing

Novus X-ray's CCPX modules make it possible for end users to service every aspect of the X-ray system's operation. Processing, X-ray, HMI and input-output modules are simple to install and eliminate the need for a service call.
Milliken clarifier for microwavable PP
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Milliken clarifier for microwavable PP

At Pack Expo, Milliken's Brian Burton explains how the Millad NX 8000 clarifier makes polypropylene clearly competitive with PET, polystyrene, and polycarbonate for a variety of retail applications. Learn how clarified PP is an excellent option for prepared meals, foodservice, and takeout because it is microwavable, low-cost, has form versatility, and is readily recycled.
Robot with 16-kg payload
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Robot with 16-kg payload

The KR 16 robot at the Kuka booth has 16 kg of payload capacity and about 1600 mm of reach. This system is especially suitable for a wide variety of case packing operations.
Robotic case packer for pouches
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Robotic case packer for pouches

The MSP-200 from Delkor is a mid-speed case packing system for pouches that loads Delkor Cabrio cases as well as other case styles by deploying two Fanuc robots. One robot aligns pouches while the other one picks them and inserts them into cases.
Covering a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment
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Covering a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment

The Frain Group provides an overview of their certified pre-owned equipment dealership. The company specializes in a wide range of equipment, from pumps or small pieces of labeling equipment, up to completely integrated lines.
New Bemis polymer protects medical devices
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New Bemis polymer protects medical devices

At PACK EXPO, Bemis Healthcare Packaging promoted its PerfecForm OrthoSecure as an efficient, risk-free medical device packaging solution. Discover how a polymer combining abrasion resistance of polyurethane with formability of PETG improves product visibility, eliminates foam inserts, and creates more cost-effective and sustainable rigid trays.
Schlegel presents status of guidelines for Factory Acceptance Tests
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Best practices for Factory Acceptance Testing to emerge in 2015

Will packaging and other machines be easier and more cost-effective to purchase and install in the future? More than 100 consumer packaged goods companies and 25 of their vendors are working with AIOE on new guidelines that could help make it happen.

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