Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast
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Pacing conveyor is flexible and fast

Dorner Manufacturing has partnered with Yaskawa to develop the Smart Pace conveyor, which allows packagers to determine the space between packages' measurement that can be changed on-the-fly.
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Next-gen reclosures
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Next-gen reclosures

The newest reclosure tape from Aplix is designed for large bags and has been used in the pet food category for net weights in the 4-lb range.
Platen design automatic labeler
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Platen design automatic labeler

Automatic labeler can generate labels of 8 x 11 inches for large objects and apply them 90 degrees apart.
Offset printing for carded packaging
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Offset printing for carded packaging

Offset printing from CardPak is an economical way to use four-color process inks for rackable carded packaging.
Multidirectional conveyor provides orienting flexibility
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Multidirectional conveyor provides orienting flexibility

The new System Plast 1-in.-pitch 2253 roller top modular belt from Emerson Industrial Automation allows flat-bottomed packages to be moved in virtually any direction without the use of pushers or external guides.
Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler
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Infant formula inspires 3A-certified auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery develops a sanitary auger filler for an infant formula application and then seeks 3A certification for the equipment, rolling it out to the food, pharma, and nutraceutical markets.
Food packaging lets the food be the star
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Food packaging lets the food be the star

A wide selection of new food packaging products from SealedAir/Cryovac taps into growing consumer desire to be closer to the food itself. Darfresh On Tray and rip and tear package reduce waste and feature the food itself above all else.
Primary package bundling using Post-It-style adhesive
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Primary package bundling using Post-It-style adhesive

MultiPack solutions uses Post-It note type adhesive to bundle primary packages. Tape can be customer printed and easily removes without damaging the primary packages.
Highly versatile stick pack machine
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Highly versatile stick pack machine

RoPak's highly versatile stick pack machine can accomplish both liquid and dry packs by simply changing the doser. Servo control of the doser, in conjunction with different forming axes, allow for very easy changeover, in fact, the machine can perform a tool-less changeover, with only forming tubes, film and appropriate machine configurations in need of change.
Print high-res with established technology
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Print high-res with established technology

REA JET's new high resolution HR Printer takes advantage of HP print technology, trusted by millions of users worldwide. Intuitive operations and a strategically designed print head make the system suitable for unlimited industrial strength applications.
NJM celebrates a century in packaging
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PMMI charter member, NJM, celebrates a century in business

Since introducing its first packaging machine in 1915 and becoming a founding member of PMMI in 1933, NJM has been establishing its leadership position, expanding its product offering and continuing to build its reputation in the packaging arena.
Intuitive, simple belt pin operation
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Intuitive, simple belt pin operation

Habasit America demonstrated a new feature on its established micropitch belt, the SaniClip. A typical belt requires a screwdriver or other dedicated tool to pull a pin. The SaniClip uses a specialized belt pin that can be hand-pulled. Color-coding identifies the features location on the belt.
Design division brings disruptive innovation
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Design division brings disruptive innovation

Berry Plastics' new Blue Clover Studios builds on the company's existing rigid plastic package design expertise, adding a full complement of services, including market research, idea generation, 3D prototyping, and validation, to deliver disruptive innovation to CPGs.
Reduce or eliminate corrugated use in glass bottle packaging
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Reduce or eliminate corrugated use in glass bottle packaging

The Tite-Pak system from Graphic Packaging uses the benefits of a fiber-based, paperboard product instead of corrugated to provide a strong handle for glass bottle packaging. Further, a new technique protects the bottles at the heels, replacing previous partition system with a series of strategically-place ins at the bottom of the package.
Small-footprint bagger allows for easy wash down
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Small-footprint bagger allows for easy wash down

The new HSP small-footprint bagger from M-Tek vacuums, gas flushes and seals. Plus, its stainless steel construction makes for easy wash down without having to spend time covering or protecting any machine components.

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