The Amazing Packaging Race contestants.
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Winners of Amazing Packaging Race announced

The largest Amazing Packaging Race ever took over the PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 show floor on the last day, and five students from Team Five outlasted 27 other teams to win new iPads, courtesy of contest sponsor ASCO Numatics.
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Industrial computer is built for machine vision
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Industrial computer is built for machine vision

Matrox 4Sight GPm is an industrial computer built for machine vision on the factory floor. It was displayed inspection the front and back panels, and lid, of a breath mints box. Unit features a fanless design with multiple ports for GigE Vision and USB3 Vision. Powered by a mobile-class embedded 3rd generation Intel Core processor, system has what it takes to cost-effectively handle typical multi-camera package inspections.
LED UV curing lamp fixes ink on rigid containers, films
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LED UV curing lamp fixes ink on rigid containers, films

Get a close-up view of Squid Ink Manufacturing's new LED UV curing lamp, which instantly dry and bonds ink to plastic containers and bags when placed immediately downstream of a printer, such as the company's CoPilot Ink Jet model, shown here.
Insert spouts into pouches for liquid filling applications
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Insert spouts into pouches for liquid filling applications

Bossar's BVH (Bossar Vertical Horizontal machine) machine is a servo-controlled machine that can form stand-up Stabilo-type pouches with the classic side-gusset folds and a stand-up base, and it can insert top spouts onto the pouches, making it suitable for liquids and free-flowing powders.
Vertical lifting in electrical-free environments
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Vertical lifting in electrical-free environments

Lift vertical, heavy loads of 1 to 20 tons in environments that disallow electrical, such as dipping into and out of acids, with Candy Controls' screwjacks.
Directionally sort at any angle
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Directionally sort at any angle

Intralox displays a handful of innovations, including the OMNI-DIRECTIONAL Sorter (ODS) which allows products to directionally sort at virtually any angle.
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
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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