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A packaging lesson from...a tea bag?!

Rob Jolles, Jolles Associates, Inc.  I am what you might call a methodically observant person. That means that I look for lessons in almost everything I do. I look for a lesson through the people I meet, the businesses I consult with, the seminars I deliver, and even the tea bags that arrive at my dinner table
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Friesen's check weighers, IP69K-rated for washdowns, make good use of CP69x2 control panels (right) for machine visualization.
Machine Case Study

Check weigher OEM weighs in on open architecture

Friesen’s increases its check weigher system speed by 31% and reduces downtime by 22% using controls that are PC- and EtherCAT-based.
Materials Product Brief

Pacific Bag, Inc: Kraft side-gusset bag with degassing valve

Pacific Bag, inc.’s (PBi ) latest stock bag, made from Biotrē® Film, a 1lb. Natural Kraft Side Gusset Bag with the PBi One-Way Degassing Valve effectively preserves and protects sensitive products like coffee.
Package Case Study

Supply-chain collaboration advances cup-to-cup recycling

In 2009, Starbucks publicly announced a goal to make 100% of its cups—that’s 4 billion cups globally each year—recyclable or reusable by 2015
Machine Product Brief

Multi-axis auger filler

See it at PACK EXPO Booth #C-2308!  The 4-lane Multi-Axis 3600 Series Digitronic® Auger Filler from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery is designed to accurately fill a variety of dry food products including drink mixes, cocoa, soup mixes and coffee into rigid containers.  
OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy
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OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy

Anne Marie Mohan thought she was vacationing while in Italy. Little did she know she was on the clock for another edition of Off The Shelf Video.
Supplier News

Cama USA hires Billy Goodman as North American Managing Director

Billy Goodman has been hired as North American Managing Director for Cama USA, Inc., which moved to its new headquarters in Deerfield, IL this month.
Feature Article

A life in packaging

It was 48 years ago that I walked into an office in London’s West End to begin my first job in packaging.
Materials Product Brief

Heat Seal LLC: Heat Seal LLC: Heat Seal LLC: Pressure-sensitive degassing valve for coffee

The Avery Dennison Flexis™ Air One-way coffee valve is a pressure-sensitive degassing valve that can be applied at high speeds to flexible or rigid containers of ground or whole bean coffee to increase efficiencies in the coffee roasting and packaging process while improving the freshness of coffee.  
Feature Article

SPS 2011: Preparing for the 'Perfect Storm'

SPS 2011 focuses on the impending threat of global resource scarcity and how CPGs can employ sustainable packaging innovation to drive future business success.


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