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Flexible Packaging

Great graphics on Dare's pouch.
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High-end stand-up bag for baguettes

Dare Foods is unveiling its new premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes in a flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall.
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Block-cheese bag adopts easy-seal system

U.K. dairy brand Anchor launches new packaging for blocks of its Cheddar cheese that uses an intuitive reseal system with self-mating hooks on a flexible bag.
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First foray into robotics yields big benefits for deli meat producer

Deli meat and cheese producer Dietz & Watson installs its first robotic case packer for vacuum-packed deli meat to keep pace with a new 144-pack/min hf/f/s machine.
FAST PACKING. Three vision-guided high-speed Delta robots at Swizzels pick-and-place bags of Squashies candy into display cases at speeds to 360/min.
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Says Love Hearts confectioner to robot: 'U Rock'

U.K. candy company Swizzels installs pick-and-place robots to load its new Squashies range into display cases, boosting output by 20% versus the former drop-load system.
INDUSTRIAL POUCH. Ecolab’s new pouch is a 6-mil coextrusion that offers users a safe, tight, collapsible pack for liquid industrial products.
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Award-winning pouch excels for Ecolab

Coextruded pouch structure replaces laminated version, yielding multiple benefits for this provider of water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services.
New bread bag is made from renewable resources.
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New sustainable bread bag

Hovis Limited, a vertically integrated baking and flour milling business in the U.K., is the first to commercialize a polyethylene bread bag made primarily from renewable resources.
RIVA, an automated compounding system from Intelligent Hospital Systems, prepares IV bags 50 mL to 1,000 mL, and can also prepare low-concentration dilution bags for pediatric dosing.
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GHS automates sterile IV compounding

A new pharmacy is equipped with two automated compounding systems that serve the South Carolina health system’s five locations, improving patient safety as well as internal productivity and efficiency.
CONSISTENT LOOK. The new packaging equipment produces a hermetically sealed package that resembles the traditional packet seal well known among Traviata consumers
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New flow-wrap system doubles cracker-packing speeds

A new horizontal flow-wrap system for growing Argentinian cracker producer Bagley gently handles product while increasing packaging speeds from 80 to 212 packs/min.
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Sip on this: single-serve pouched wine debuts

Millennials looking for a new BYOW alternative for single-serve wine consumption can now select from among four varieties of single-serve wine in a 187-mL flexible spouted pouch.
Two parallel-driven belt conveyors driven with different speeds during the turning process bring the bags gently into the required position.
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Palletizer provides optimized stack configuration for dry mortar

German mortar supplier Schwenk Putztechnik relies on a new twin-belt turning device for gentle palletizing of bags, resulting in more efficient production and greater changeover flexibility.
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.
HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
Personalized M&M's get a new kind of reclosure system.
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Novel reclosure feature on personalized M&M's

Mars Inc.’s M&M’s brand has come out with a new twist on its personalized MY M&M’s bulk packaging design.
Significant Debut. This continuous-motion VF/F/S machine is the OEM’s most significant new-product development in recent memory.
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PC-based control brings performance boost, cost reduction

Getting its new vf/f/s system ready in time for Pack Expo Las Vegas was a challenge, but Matrix managed just fine. A bit of strategic retooling included One Cable Technology and EtherCAT.
Now in a limited-edition trial is this two-lb package of Fisher Brand Party Peanuts.
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Flexible pack merchandises like a rigid container

Formed from ‘exoskeleton’ rollstock on a vf/f/s machine, the PrimaPak combines benefits of a rigid container with the cost and sustainability advantages of flexibles.

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