Flow wrapped biscuits at 70 packs/min.
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Flow wrapper handles biscuits at 70 packs/min

Leading UK biscuit maker Fox’s Biscuits has recently purchased a new flow wrapper.
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Injection-molded PP jar replaces tin.
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Plastic jar holds woodwork treatment

Alfred Clouth Lackfabrik in Germany has switched one of its leading brands from tin to rigid plastics with the introduction of a new plastic jar for a specialized woodwork treatment product.
PMMI has voted to expand its definition of "General Member."
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PMMI membership structure shifts

To better reflect industry needs, 
PMMI members add North American processing machinery manufacturers to the General Member class.
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Nespresso launches compostable collection bag for coffee capsule recycling

Made from paper-based materials with a biopolymer coating, a new collection bag for Nespresso allows Austrian customers to conveniently gather coffee capsules for recycling.
Off The Shelf: New retail ice cream packs deliver out-of-home experience
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Off The Shelf: New retail ice cream packs deliver out-of-home experience

Packaging innovations in the ice cream category let consumers enjoy soft-serve ice cream complete with swirl lines and sip frosty shakes from a straw in their own homes.
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When it comes to serialization, start now

A seminar held during interpack by Optel and Domino emphasizes the urgency of developing a serialization strategy now, and addresses the challenges of implementation.
Automatic EOAT changeover
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Automatic EOAT changeover

No human involvement is needed to change the end-of-arm tooling on four robots in this case packer from Gerhard Schubert GmbH, as an automated transport module does the work.
Portion packs get laser scored
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Portion packs get laser scored

Tf/f/s system from Oystar is for production of portion packs at low to medium speeds. PS, PP, or PET can be run on this machine, which is very compact and features laser scoring so that individual portion packs can separate easily and conveniently.
Digital TIJ + laser coding
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Digital TIJ + laser coding

Special ink makes it possible for one Rea Jet system to mark a non-porous surface with a code that dries instantly, while a second Rea Jet system is a laser coder that is rated IP65.
Case packer features advanced software and 3D printing
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Case packer features advanced software and 3D printing

New robotic case packing solution from Gebo Cermex features advanced software and super lightweight end effectors made by way of 3D printing technology.
Serialization solution
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Serialization solution

Developed by OCS, the most compact aggregation and serialization solution in the world measures just 1.8 m in length. TE label application is part of the package.
Robot changes end effectors automatically
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Robot changes end effectors automatically

Quick-change versatile case/tray packer from Focke can be changed from side loading to top loading in five minutes. Accepts bags or cartons. End effectors are changed automatically.
On-machine drum seasoning system
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On-machine drum seasoning system

The intelliflav 5 from TNA is the ultimate on-machine seasoning system that can provide both powder flavoring and liquid oil in a single drum to deliver consistent coverage and flavor to snack products.
Digital print for blister pack lidstock
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Digital print for blister pack lidstock

The Digiline Blister Nearline module from Atlantic Zeiser is a fully digital system for late-stage customization of lidding material to be applied to blister packs. Change from one print job to another in minutes.
Plastic tray/lid breakthrough
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Plastic tray/lid breakthrough

New EasyLid is a patented solution from Sealpac that provides a hermetic seal and full lid function in just one sealing process. It’s consumer friendly because it offers a reclosure feature, and it’s sustainable, too.

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