Contract packager profile

A little creativity saved the day for out-of-compliance cans
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Co-packer's bright shrink sleeve idea saves the day for Coke/Fuze-owned energy drinks

Contract packager ActionPak does more than salvage more than $2 million in product with out-of-compliance nutritional labeling; a limited-edition promo sleeve boosts image of NOS energy drinks among NASCAR fans.
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One of Ruspak’s new 'Bartelt style' machines.
Supplier News

New York co-packer boosts OTC, pharma capacity

Ruspak Contract Packaging Service, Lyons, NY, adds pouching machines, inkjet printers, shrink wrapper and more.
The X33 x-ray inspection features a redesigned, more user-friendly interface
Machine Case Study

Private labeler Zinetti Foods upgrades with X-ray inspection

The private labeler of frozen entrees added X-rays to its inspection line to enhance food safety and ensure food safety for its retail chain customers. Vendor: Mettler-Toledo Safeline.
HAPPY CUSTOMER. Dan Crone, Project Manager and Maintenance Manager at Express Packaging, appreciates the quality printing achiev
Machine Case Study

Coding systems debut at contract packager

This award-winning contract packaging service provider is finding that two new marking and coding systems are just the ticket for a harsh production environment.
Contract packaging with a focus on pharma
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Contract packaging with a focus on pharma

Reed Lane specializes in prescription and over-the-counter contract pharmaceuticals, both branded and generic.
VIAL PACKAGING. Allergy Labs installed a new vial filling and closing machine with peristaltic pump filling technology for water-based, easily soluble products such as injectable, sterile drugs.
Machine Case Study

Peristaltic pump put to the test at Allergy Labs

Allergenic extract manufacturer opts for filling and closing equipment with peristaltic pump technology for greater product safety and fill accuracy, and lower machine maintenance.
SMALL FOOTPRINT. Though the old (left) and the new (right) packs both hold eight razors, the food print of the new pack is dramatically smaller.
Package Case Study

Redesigned blister brings benefits throughout supply chain

By reducing depth of draw on a PVC thermoform, Energizer Holdings generated operating efficiencies and cost savings galore while racking up some serious sustainability points.
ROBOTIC APPLICATION. Protective corrugated cornerboards are applied automatically by this robotic system just before stretch wrap is applied to the pallet.
Machine Case Study

Robots finish mac and cheese line

A multi-axis ARBOT palletizer forms layers of shrink-wrapped trays on a pallet and then hands the pallet off to a stretch wrapping cell where corner boards are also placed robotically.
Package Case Study

Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
Machine Case Study

New plant feeds growing Greek yogurt trend

A new plant for Alpina Foods produces primarily Greek yogurt, with a capacity of 39,000 cups/hr, offering capacity for the company’s own brand as well as co-packed products.


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