Alert: Packaging World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview



AET Films unveils10-meter-wide line

In March, AET Films' Terre Haute, IN, plant started production on Tenter III, a 10-meter-wide cast film extrusion line that's capable of producing 50 million lb/yr of 10-m-wide, biaxially oriented polypropylene film.
42 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book consisting of our editors' picks of most notable package designs. Updated for 2014!
New computer hardware and software helps Pharmacia & Upjohn coordinate product changeovers. This screen illustrates some of the
Feature Article

Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Pharmaceutical firm saves $650ꯠ/yr at its Kalamazoo, MI, packaging facility by implementing simple, yet cost-effective quick-changeover procedures on 30 packaging lines.
Parts room manager Jim Ryder uses a parts pick list to gather a starwheel for a rotary labeler for a Line 24 changeover
Feature Article

Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Parts organization speeds changeovers
Feature Article

Future shock

Leading packagers chart a course into the 21st century of packaging technology.
In the final station of the intermittent-motion capper (far left), a load cell senses if torque is too low so that the bottle ca
Feature Article

Torpharm aims to lead in generic drugs

Apotex creates an entirely new division to pack generic drugs for the U.S. The new facility's first packaging line is a model of efficiency and sanitation.
Bottles are conveyed up and into the bowl of the unscrambler thanks to a feeder that Ledge Rock had fabricated locally. The sam
Feature Article

Water bottling line completed by farmer

To bottle its spring water in volume, Wisconsin farmer uses creativity to complete an automated bottling line. Homemade feeders and some change parts help keep total costs low.
Feature Article

Water bottling line completed by farmer (sidebar)

Making do
Materials Product Brief

Information sheet

Available from Automated Feeding & Alignment Systems (Batavia, IL) is an information sheet on its asymmetrical package orienter. The flow of a package from a "beginning pattern" to a "final component pattern" is illustrated along with a list of benefits, features and typical uses of the machine, such as batteries and squeeze tubes on hanging cards.
Near the end of the turret?s rotation, fill nozzles cut off based on the weight recorded from each bottle?s individual load cell
Feature Article

Grace-and speed-under pressure

Amway's new pressure-netweigh filler increases speed and accuracy for viscous personal care products. Unscrambler offers gentle handling, cuts down on jams and provides 15-minute changeover.
Feature Article

'Alternative' packs milk sales

In an effort to recapture market share lost to rival beverages, milk processors are turning to more contemporary containers-with strong sales results.


Subscribe to Unscramblers


Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!

New Issue Alert

Packaging World Magazine


Breaking packaging news

Packaging Insights

Pertinent packaging issues

On the Edge Blog

Workforce Development


Greener Package

Sustainable packaging

Shelf Impact

Package design strategies

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.