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RPC Superfos: Pet food pack

A new square plastic pet food pack from RPC Superfos is providing an excellent alternative to the traditional aluminum tray.
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Diageo's Tanqueray Old Tom gets new life

A limited edition of Diageo’s Tanqueray Old Tom gin features label graphics that retain some classic elements of the former design while refreshing others.
Machine Product Brief
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Smart Vision Lights: LED lights

The TL305 On- and Off-Axis Light reduces hot spots and glare in pharmaceutical blister pack inspections.
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Standard-Knapp: Bottle-handling tool

Ideal for craft breweries, small wineries and distilleries.
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Omega: Manual case aggregation system

See it at Pharma EXPO, Booth #703! Designed for pharmaceutical companies and contract packagers, Omega Design Corporation’s Intelli-Pac Manual Case Aggregation System for serialized cartons or bottles processes loose or bundled bottles and cartons to integrate layered aggregation technology.
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Sirane: Ice-mat for live seafood

A new addition to Sirane’s Sea-Fresh range helps maintain the freshness of live seafood during transportation – and increase its value when it goes to market.
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Freedonia study says demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.  Photo for illustrative purposes only.
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What containers will post the fastest growth in pharmaceuticals?

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the U.S. will increase 4.9% annually to $22.1 billion in 2018.
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Cider maker achieves 18% reduction in packaging weight

A redesigned glass bottle from U.K. company Thatchers Cider includes design touches that increase shelf appeal and offers an 18% reduction in packaging weight.
PharmaExpo tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
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Full conference program announced for Pharma Expo

Tracks will be divided into Manufacturing Operations, Compliance Trends, and Pharmaceutical Packaging.
PACK UNLOADING. On the 100-pack/min line, finished blister packs are removed from the blister-sealing machine via a ceiling-mounted robot and are placed in front of sensors for inspection.
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L’Oréal embraces automation for new blister-sealing lines

Multiple robots help pick-and-place blister packs of L’Oréal’s Baby Lips line of lip balms on two lines running 50 and 100 packs/min.
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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.
LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION. The four robot arms are used to pack cases that vary in size to accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs.
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Lightweight robot arms case-pack eggs at 15,000/hr

Italian egg suppler installs four robot arms to case-pack different size cases that accommodate volumes from 96 eggs to 1,400 eggs, eliminating labor-related issues and improving its operational efficiency.
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.
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Constantia Flexibles: Easy-open container protects pharmaceutical devices

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #7805! The Constantia Safemax from Constantia Flexibles is a deep-drawn aluminum container that protects pharmaceutical devices against moisture ingress during global distribution, and features conveniently peelable lidding foil for easy opening.
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Optima: Modular system for filling syringes, vials, carpules

Optima Pharma’s INOVA SV is a highly-flexible, semi- or fully-automatic modular filling system that uses two, five, or ten filling points for syringes, vials, and carpules to attain an output of up to 18,000 products/hr; the dosing range extends from 0.1 ml to 50 ml.
ThermoSafe survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, and continues to rise.
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Revealing the future of the 'cold chain' industry

Survey shows temperature-sensitive healthcare products represent 12% of overall pharmaceutical logistics market, a number that continues to rise.
Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan
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Off The Shelf: Convenience drives packaging in Taiwan

A recent trip to Taiwan yields a number of unique packaging formats designed with convenience at the forefront—a key consumer requirement in this country that boasts more than 5,000 7-Eleven franchises.
A packing workstation at the Stanley Black & Decker DC in Tessenderlo, Belgium.The sensor-controlled silo is filled with the air cushions.
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Air cushion dispenser helps DC meet targets

New air-cushion void fill machines allow Stanley Black & Decker to package more than 16,000 shipments per day for retail stores and regional DCs.

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