Machinery

Feature Article
|

Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Capitalizing on multiple locations
E-Book Special Report
Total Cost of Ownership
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this E-Book Special Report to learn how to calculate the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your packaging machinery.
Machine Product Brief
|

Sidel Inc: Sidel Inc: Side-load case packer

Model SB27 side-loading case packer from Cermex, Groupe Sidel (Norcross, GA) is designed for the strict hygienic requirements faced by the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
Materials Product Brief
|

Seaquist Closures Division: Self-sealing dispensing system

The SimpliTwist(TM) closure from Seaquist (Mukwonago, WI) is a self-sealing dispensing system that uses a silicone valve to seal packages from leaks and spills, even when open.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Clariant Masterbatches Div. (Easton, MD) has completed installation of the latest-generation, multilayer blow-molding system at its McHenry, IL, personal care packaging center.
News
|

Organic labeling

USDA is expected to issue a second draft of its organic labeling regulations by the end of the year. Bowing to pressure from the organics industry, the latest draft will include a stricter definition of what can be labeled organic.
Machine Product Brief
|

Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Security labeling

Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) new EAS-720 prints and applies labels with electronic article surveillance circuitry to various packages and cartons.
Machine Product Brief
|

MAP Systems, a div. of ClearLam Packaging: Tray sealer

MAP Systems' (Des Plaines, IL) new MS-55 tabletop vacuumless gas flush tray sealer is designed for hermetically sealed home meal replacement packaging.
Machine Product Brief
|

NJM Packaging : Capper, labeler

NJM/CLI (Lebanon, NH) will unveil its new Unicap-150 capper, offering speeds to 200/min, and the Auto-Colt III p-s labeler with a newly designed 318 stepper head.
Materials Product Brief
|

Douglas Machine Inc: Shrink wrappers

The four models of Douglas Machine's (Alexandria, MN) Multi-Wrap series of shrink wrappers are designed to handle containers as large as 1.5 L. They run at speeds up to 100 cycles/min-a rate that can be doubled by integrating a Dual Stream option for dividing product, then splitting film to wrap and shrink in two lanes.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Multi-Color Corp. (Cincinnati, OH) and Buriot Intl. (Batavia, OH) have entered into a joint sales and marketing agreement to provide manufacturers with in-mold labels and blow-molded and injection-molded packaging
New for the Jobe?s line of outdoor fertilizer spikes this year are stand-up plastic pouches (below) that resist water when dis
Feature Article
|

Plastic packs let Jobe's grow outdoors

Easy Gardener introduces a stand-up pouch and overwrapped "cookie pack" for its outdoor plant, tree and garden fertilizers. Replacing paperboard cartons, the plastic packs withstand moisture in flourishing outdoor lawn-and-garden centers.
Feature Article
|

Beam it down...in size

FDA now says 'irradiation' disclosure on food labels doesn't have to be a 'warning label.' Still, the food industry hopes for more concessions from the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
Materials Product Brief
|

Fischbein Company: Bag sealer

Fischbein's (Statesville, NC) PILS-200 Super Pinch(TM) inner liner sealer handles pinch-style multi-wall paper bags with plastic liners. Running at up to 90'/min, this single compact machine first seals the inner liner, then the outer bag, resulting in sift-proof closure and better moisture barrier.
Controls Product Brief
|

Multifeeder Technologies: Product feeder

Multifeeder Technology's (Little Canada, MN) automatic product loader can be used with the company's family of friction feeders. For use with flat items up to 5 mm thick.
Machine Product Brief
|

Viking Industries Inc: Hot melt systems

Viking (New Smyrna Beach, FL) will introduce its Titan line of hot melt adhesive dispensing equipment, featuring backup safety shutoff systems that continuously monitor low/high temperatures and open/short conditions.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) will expand its consumer packaging div. operations in Richmond, VA, installing a new, state-of-the-art offset printing press and creating a center for graphic packaging and structural design.
Feature Article
|

Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Shrink bander, jar labeler contribute to line speed, ease
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
Feature Article
|

Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.

Pages

Newsletters

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!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
PACKAGING MACHINERY
SPECIAL INTEREST
PACK EXPO
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.