Robotic case packer for wash down environments
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Robotic case packer for wash down environments

Osprey case packing system from JLS is designed to work in the harshest and wettest environments each and every da
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Labeling and filling machines add versatile coding
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Labeling and filling machines add versatile coding

CDA-USA shows how simple it is to enhance compliance and add value to the labeling of bottles by adding a very simple operator interface into the mix to manage coding, from dates to batch numbers.
Smallest pharma shrink wrapper in the world
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Smallest pharma shrink wrapper in the world

According to Polypack, its Pharma 16 shrink packaging machine is the smallest in the world, at less than 8-ft long. Targeted at pharmaceutical packaging applications, the machine can handle 4-, 6-, or 8-pack round or square products at 20 cycles/min.
Six-stage innovation process is customer-centric
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Six-stage innovation process is customer-centric

Sonoco highlights its customer-centric i6 Innovation Process Insight, Ideation, Invention, Integration, Interaction, and Iteration that helps address consumers' pain points and develop the best packaging solution.
Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome
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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome

Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, Ontario, has introduced its Wild Wonders Gourmet Medley tomatoes in a thermoformed PET that is interesting because it is not a clamshell.
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Box for vegan truffles conveys purity, luxury

Gourmet vegan chocolatier selects 100% recycled kraft paperboard boxes that reflect the company’s commitment to wholesome, holistic ingredients and practices.
Shelf-stable pouch advances at PACK EXPO
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Shelf-stable pouch advances at PACK EXPO

Convenience foods and drinks remain shelf stable longer with Printpack's new barrier films for stand-up pouches, cereal box pouches become more sustainable with 57% renewable content, and woven PP bags offer a more economical option for large pet food bags.
Hot-melt systems answer virtually every need
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Hot-melt systems answer virtually every need

Nordson's "nVest for Success" concept presents its Freedom and ProBlue Liberty tankless hot melt applicators, featuring energy efficiency, char-free operation and intuitive controls. The ProBlue tank-style model lets users choose virtually any type of adhesive, anywhere in the world.
HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility
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HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility

Columbia's complete closed-loop palletizer HL7200 features Cat 3 compliant safety systems including dual channel safety interlocks, full height light curtains and upper-level guards. System flexibility allows quick pallet pattern changes and ability to handle different package types including shrink bundles, totes and unwrapped trays.
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Minimize global warming while soothing diaper rash

A new pediatric product from Mission Pharmacal, Dr. Smith’s Diaper Rash Spray in an aerosol can uses a propellant that offers a near-zero Global Warming Potential.
High-barrier film supplier expands in NA
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High-barrier film supplier expands in NA

Tokyo-based high-barrier film supplier Toppan announces plans to construct its first North American plant in Georgia to bolster its ability to supply its GL film brand.
Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging
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Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging

Full service plastic product solutions company R&D Leverage offers design to tooling to manufacturing, including full mold manufacturing for injection molds, PET and IBM tooling.
DIY mushrooms, co-packed for Back to the Roots
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Home mushroom farming, fish-gardening and other supply chain collaboration challenges

Offbeat brand Back to the Roots uses co-packers to gain national retail prominence; co-packers and other suppliers add insights at supply chain collaboration panel at Pack Expo.
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Technology provider perspectives on PACK EXPO

Joe Martin of Beckhoff Automation discusses PACK EXPO and technology on display with Keith Campbell.
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Key trends at PACK EXPO 2014

Life style, sustainability, food safety, design, and convenience were the front-and-center trends at PACK EXPO 2014, says Tetra Pak's Suley Muratoglu.

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