U.S. demand for flexible packaging to exceed $18 billion in 2015

Study indicates that deceleration in raw material price growth, as well as flexible packaging’s lightweight properties will push demand for the converted material.
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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.
Package Case Study

Snack-friendly paperboard carton

Nabisco is launching four varieties of its famous Triscuits Thin Crisps in a 7.6-oz package that has a “snack-friendly” paperboard carton.
Supplier News

Star Packaging merges with Master Packaging to form Star Packaging Corporation

Master Packaging, located in Tampa, FL has merged with Star Packaging, based in Atlanta, GA and will now be known as Star Packaging Corporation, headquartered in Atlanta, GA with operating facilities in both Georgia and Florida.
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.
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Feature Article

Plastic layer pads: a study in sustainability

As a component of unitized loads, plastic layer pads are replacing their paper counterparts, thanks to some benefits that also score sustainability points.
Materials Product Brief

NanoPack, Inc: Oxygen barrier coatings for meat & cheese packaging

NanoPack’s FDA-compliant NanoSeal™ uses a patent-pending oxygen barrier that provides a clear barrier coating for meat and cheese packaging and delivers significant economic and environmental advantages.


ECOLOGY WINS. Bioplastic packaging often consists of renewable raw materials, fitting in with the sustainability strategies of m
Feature Article

Sustainable packaging: eco-friendly and unbreakable

’Ethical consumerism’ further emphasizes desire for sustainable packaging that reduces materials without compromising package stability.
Machine Case Study

Robotic case packers for Aussie bakery products

An innovative, custom-built solution for a case packing requirement at biscuit maker Arnott’s in Australia consists of four wraparound case packers installed simultaneously in the middle of 2010.


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