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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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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.
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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.
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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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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Bar-code barriers

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

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