Thiele-Frontier Products (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced a patented technology for case packing of chub packages. Because chub packages are typically soft and inconsistently shaped, they've had to be hand loaded.
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sterbergs (Gteborg, Sweden) has launched a new case/tray packer called the WA/BR 6000. Servo-driven machine allows quick changes between packing patterns, as well as customized patterns to meet production requirements and product design.
Environmental regulation of packaging has become a hot item outside the U.S. this year. More than 20 countries worldwide now have some form of "producer responsibility" law on the books or in the works.