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SIDE SEALING. Replacing traditional hot-wire sealers is a proprietary low-heat sealing system that virtually eliminates resin bu
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Shrink-wrapped packs serve floor sample converter

Sierra Group increases line speed 400%, reduces material costs 40%, and eliminates 1 million corrugated cases with transition to shrink packaging for its flooring samples.
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Machine Product Brief

Valco Melton: Gluing system nozzle options

Valco Melton’s nozzles for adhesive applications include single orifice, multi-orifice, in-line, right angle and specialty angle.
Oystar overcomes case packing problems for unstable packages
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Oystar overcomes case packing problems for unstable packages

This Oystar USA video covers the operation of the FlexPacker robotic case, tray, and display packaging system. FlexPacker technology achieves a zero-pressure in-feed environment for unstable packages. The system’s 2-axis robot and in-line tracking individually captures unstable packaging in a continuous motion.
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Gas detection revisited

The most popular test for measuring gas transmission rates is described in ASTM D3985 “Standard Test Method for Oxygen Gas Transmission Rate Through Plastic Film and Sheeting Using Coulometric Sensor.”
Machine Product Brief

Modular hot melt guns

Valco Melton’s MS series hot melt guns feature an air-operated modular design, an industry standard compatible platform, easy-to-access heaters and RTD’s, as well as multiple fluid port locations.
NEW MEALS LINE. Kathryn's Kitchen stand-up retort pouches offer plenty of billboard space for lively, appetizing graphics.
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Retort processing, packaging spell relief

SOPAKCO is deeply involved in the relief effort following the Haiti earthquake, but this South Carolina co-packer also is busy providing packaging for Nutrisystem and creating new in-house product lines.
Machine Product Brief

Griffin-Rutgers Company: Digital UV ink printing system

Griffin-Rutgers' Linoprint FixedLine is a digital UV ink printing system that provides high-resolution, real-time-variable in-line printing, coding and decorating of folding cartons, labels, web stocks and blister packs in widths up to 70, 140 or 210 mm, and at speeds up to 25 m/min.
REDUCED MATERIALS.  The new cleaner formula is twice as concentrated as the previous version, so the bottles only need to be app
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Smaller plastic bottles reduce burden on the environment

Customized capper quickly conquers dosing cap dilemma for new packaging.

Coca-Cola invests in recycling with Keep America Beautiful program

Grants provide recycling bins and consultation for parks, schools, offices, and special events.

Details on fifth annual Walmart sustainability expo explored

Learn from Walmart’s Ron Sasine and Sam’s Club’s Robert Parvis the goals of this year’s expo, including the role of in providing a complementary virtual trade show available all year long. 


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