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The 2L Stretch Blow Molder from 1Blow
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1Blow: All-electric stretch blow molder

The 2L Stretch Blow Molder from 1Blow is an all-electric stretch-blow molder that produces bottles at a rate of up to 4,000 bottles/hr.
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The Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press from AVT.
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AVT: Digital press control solution

Featuring continuous quality monitoring to maintain digital printing quality, real-time feedback, and ongoing detection of missing, deviating, or weak printing nozzles, the Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press from AVT (in partnership with Heidelberg and Gallus) combines the latest digital inkjet printing technology with the benefits of conventional printing and finishing technology by incorporating fully-integrated press control and quality assurance solution for digital inkjet presses.
HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press
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Hewlett-Packard: Digital printing press for high-volume labels

Able to produce labels up to 131 linear ft/min in color, Hewlett-Packard's HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Press is a narrow-web printing solution for high-volume labels and packaging production that is said to deliver the industry’s highest crossover point in narrow-web production vs. analog for the vast majority of pressure-sensitive label jobs.
XTREME Sincro
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Sipa: Injection/compression/stretch-blow molding system

Sipa’s XTREME Sincro, a preform compression molding system with a high-speed stretch-blow molding unit, combines the flexibility of a two-stage system with the convenience of a single-stage system to produce preforms that are said to be up to 10% lighter than even the lightest preform produced by conventional injection molding.
Award-winning paperboard carton is creased and cut by a digital system.
Machine Case Study
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World’s first Euclid II installed

Italian carton converter Pringraf is in the process of installing in Campochiaro, Italy, the world's first Euclid II, a digital creasing and laser cutting machine.
Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging
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Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging

Full service plastic product solutions company R&D Leverage offers design to tooling to manufacturing, including full mold manufacturing for injection molds, PET and IBM tooling.
Digital inkjet press provides variable printing, die cutting
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Digital inkjet press provides variable printing, die cutting

Colordyne Technologies' new 3600 Series high-speed digital inkjet printing system offers high-resolution, four-color variable-data printing with in-line laser finishing capabilities.
New mold for heat-set PET
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New mold for heat-set PET

At the Krones booth the Generation 3 Contiform stretch blow mold was on display. Its key value proposition is low maintenance and zero lubrication.
Digital printing for flexibles enables strategic runs
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Digital printing for flexibles enables strategic runs

The HP Indigo 20000 digital press brings disruptive technology to the flexible package printing space, allowing converters to offer brand owners œstrategic runs, with shorter run lengths, customization, flexibility to change packaging design, and other options at speeds to 138 ft./min. in Enhanced Productivity Mode.
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A converted converter

Of all the topics of conversation that percolated at the recent Graph Expo in Chicago, one that surfaced frequently was the one about how commercial printers are eyeing the packaging materials market now that their traditional markets—magazines, catalogues, direct sales materials—have been hit so hard by the digital revolution.

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