Contract packager profile

The ink-jet coder print lot code numbers on-demand, on a range of label sizes and types, using either water- or solvent-based in
Machine Case Study

Cosmetic compacts labeled and coded

Co-manufacturer/packager of cosmetics replaces a manual label application process for compacts with an ink-jet coder and label applicator to increase speed, minimize waste.
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Twin Seal cartoner
Machine Case Study

Small cartoner brings huge benefits

Short-run orders at this distribution and packaging center are on the rise, and it was getting increasingly expensive to produce them. Semi-automatic cartoner to the rescue.
COMPACT SOLUTION. ARA chose a rotary vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, date coder, and labeler t
Machine Case Study

Vf/f/s system suits snack maker’s flexibility needs

Tropical snacks maker increases capacity, improves efficiency, and realizes flexibility with a new vf/f/s system, equipped with a multihead weigher, metal detector, and date coder.
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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.
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New York co-packer boosts OTC, pharma capacity

Ruspak Contract Packaging Service, Lyons, NY, adds pouching machines, inkjet printers, shrink wrapper and more.
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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.


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