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VIAL PACKAGING. Allergy Labs installed a new vial filling and closing machine with peristaltic pump filling technology for water-based, easily soluble products such as injectable, sterile drugs.
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Peristaltic pump put to the test at Allergy Labs

Allergenic extract manufacturer opts for filling and closing equipment with peristaltic pump technology for greater product safety and fill accuracy, and lower machine maintenance.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: Vision software enhances food inspection x-ray platform

With the addition of customizable product verification vision software, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s NextGuard X-ray platform helps food producers meet an even broader range of food safety and quality requirements including missing pieces or components, and under/over fills – in addition to inspecting for contaminants.
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Real time hot melt inspection for end of line packaging

Guaranteeing zero-defect boxes just got even easier with the award-winning PackChek™ System from Valco Melton. Combining thermal and visual imaging, PackChek inspects every package to ensure hot melt glue is applied to the correct locations.
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CLEANROOM DOORS. Contract packager PCI found ASI Technologies, Inc.’s doors for cleanrooms appropriate for its Rockford, IL, facility.
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PCI uses technology to gain competitive edge

Pharmaceutical contract packager increases its facility safety and efficiency with technology discovered at Pack Expo.
Controls components. Also included on The F-16 is a PC-based controls package, including stainless steel panel PCs.
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Case former designed with wash-down in mind

From its pneumatic valve terminal to its PC-based controls, the F-16 case former was shaped by a trend in food and beverage packaging that puts a premium on hygiene.
Carton varieties. The cartoner handles a wide variety of carton sizes, so ease of changeover was a must.
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Punched up pita packing

New cartoning technology powered by an advanced electric drives and control solution is paving the way for growth at Milwaukee-based Kangaroo Brands, a rising maker of pita bread products.
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Emerging print-related digital technologies could be game changers

In this exclusive survey conducted jointly by Packaging World and Cal Poly GrCI, there’s much to be learned about impending changes in the packaging supply chain.
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OxySense: Oxygen analyzer

The ideal solution for conducting non-invasive or invasive measurements in oil, water, or air.
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Douglas: Tray packing/shrink wrapping machine

Douglas Machine’s Contour 60 series provides an economical mid-speed system for tray packing and shrink wrapping bottles, cans, jars, and cartons, and is capable of producing single lane 12-packs or multi-lane film only 6-packs on 600/min bottle lines with surge rates up to 720 bpm.
ALL-ELECTRIC. Shown here is one of the seven all-electric hot melt adhesive application systems running at the PepsiCo plant. The cost-effective stitching pattern is shown in the closeup.
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How to unclog adhesive application

An all-electric adhesive application system brings cost savings, glue savings, and better application performance while greatly reducing time spent on cleaning nozzles.
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Fill/seal/cook/chill system for seafood

Smalandskraftan of Nassjo, Sweden, is a leading Scandinavian processor of shellfish and other seafood.
TABLETOP SEALERS. Even the smallest of start-up food companies can make good use of tabletop sealing machines.
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Heat-sealed foil lidding helps start-ups grow

These start-up food companies have figured out how to navigate the delicate balance between conserving precious capital and providing professional-looking packages.
CASE PREP. Once cases are erected, they are sent to a partition inserter.
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Spirits producer brings packaging in house

At the heart of Proximo’s Line 5 is a compact secondary packaging cell flexible enough to handle anything from 200-mL PET minis to a 1.75 pyramid-shaped glass bottle.
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Mocon: WVTR testing system for packaging

Mocon launches the first-ever, fully-automated water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) testing system for packaging and other barrier structures, the PERMATRAN-W® Model 3/34 G. (WVTR is the steady state rate at which water vapor permeates through a film at specified conditions of temperature and relative humidity.)
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INX International Ink: Digital narrow web press

The new Komori NW210 inkjet UV digital narrow web press opens the door for label converters, direct mail and packaging printers looking to transition into digital printing.
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GFI Innovations: Ink dispensing system

GFI Innovations launches the AccuBlend-LV™ Ink Dispensing System for low viscous flexo inks.
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A.B. Sealer: Table-top beverage carrier erector

The affordable and efficient TT30 Carrier Erector from A.B. Sealer, capable of speeds up to 25 carriers/min, is easy to accommodate into any bottling line without taking up valuable space.
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Graphic Packaging: Labeling system with renester

Designed for food and agricultural processors, Graphic Packaging International’s reciprocating clamshell labeling system can pick clamshells, label, and renest labeled clamshells at 60 placements/min, and can run a full range of plastic clamshells up to 10-in wide x 20-in long x 3 ½-in deep.

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