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Packagers 'heated' over gas

Senate energy tax incentives would help on natural gas prices, but not immediately. So packagers will have to cope with high prices.
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
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Flood of fake packaging

Congress takes up bills aimed at fighting counterfeiters of packaging that is imported and used in the United States.
Machine Product Brief
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Trident, An ITW Company: Trident, An ITW Company: Tall-character ink jet

ATD Inkjet Systems has launched a new ink-jet printing system capable of producing images approximately 4”H. The IP 7000™ series features Trident 768Jet™ print heads, said to produce the tallest image available from a single print pass in the direct-to-carton ink-jet market.
Sentry Equipment's new family of case, tray and shrink wrapping machinery is extremely modular. Shown here are integrated tray f
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Sentry: first with all OMAC Guidelines

Sentry’s new family of tray, pad, case packing and film overwrapping machines is the first designed in the US around the OMAC Packaging Guidelines
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American Pharmaceutical Partners packages its hospital-injectable drugs in vials as small as 2 mL, so it had to substantially re
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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CPGs focus on graphics

Where packaging is concerned, consumers often judge a book by its cover. Therefore, glossy coatings and stunning graphics can greatly influence a shopper’s purchasing decision.
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Tall-character ink jet

ATD Inkjet Systems has launched a new ink-jet printing system capable of producing approximately 4”-tall images. The IP 7000[tm] series prints variable information including quality graphics, scannable bar codes, and alphanumeric text onto a variety of porous materials such as secondary packaging, paper overwraps, and industrial fabrics.
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Package Case Study
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AIMCAL winners shine

Canada Bread and Celplast won Package of the Year in the annual competition of AIMCAL. But other packs were also honored.
Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food
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Espoma Company: Premade bag opening/filling/top sealing/stretch bundling for plant food

The Espoma Company is reportedly the first in North America to use the U-Pack package from Bischof + Klein for its 4-, 5-, and 10-lb bags of plant food.

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