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P&G’s Rob Aleksa, a long-time believer in the benefits of PackML.
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OMAC Packaging Workgroup--Is the Connect-and-Pack message being heard?

New leadership from Nestlé and increased participation from a number of other multi-national CPG companies make industry observers optimistic about the OMAC Packaging Workgroup.
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Pack Expo Selects narrowed to 13 finalists

Exhibitors' most innovative commercial packages will be on display.
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Nestlé Beneful receives Pack Expo Selects award

The dog food package for Nestlé Beneful Prepared Meals was selected the winner in the inaugural Pack Expo Selects™ program by packaging professionals attending last November’s Pack Expo Intl., which is sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (www.pmmi.org).
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New standard will formalize an OEM's approach to machine safety

The recent approval of B155.1 could bring a profound change to the way packaging machinery is designed and built, say these three machine safety experts.
FULFILLING EXPECTATIONS. Herbal Works, Inc. now automatically fills liquid and semi-liquid products into a wide array of contain
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Tale of two companies' trade show triumphs

Herbal Works and Alessi Bakery discover highly valuable packaging solutions at Pack Expo.
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Survey sheds light on controls in packaging

Both those who build and those who buy packaging machinery talk with PW about a controls and integration study done for the Packaging Automation Forum.
DISPENSING ACTUATOR. Lake Consumer Products' line of three colorful Beyond Fresh Intimates feminine hygiene products are sold in
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CP's eleventh-hour remedies work for Wal-Mart

Lake Consumer Products establishes new filling line to deliver innovative feminine hygiene package for the retail giant.
In the past, Blessings Intl.'s workers hand-sealed lined caps to bottles. The manual pressure exerted onto the cap created an in
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Blessings automates its mission

A new induction cap sealer, tablet counter-filler, and labeler help Blessings Intl. more efficiently pack medicines for missions in more than 140 countries.
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FUNDS RAISED FOR PACKAGING HALL OF FAME MEMORIAL

More than $11ꯠ in fundraising dollars will be used for the design and construction of a permanent Packaging Hall of Fame memorial at Michigan State University’s School of Packaging.
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AriZona Beverage Co. improves productivity with equipment found at Pack Expo

Changeover Time Reduced by 50%; Packaging Speed Increased by 20%.
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Insights into FDA CFR 11 and packaging (sidebar)

Mike Haldane of 3M delivered a presentation entitled “FDA CFR 11 and Packaging” at a conference session at Pack Expo International, held in Chicago in November.
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Gaining ROI through anticounterfeiting tactics (sidebar)

Combatting counterfeiting isn’t easy, and it’s not inexpensive. The tangible capital outlays to go to battle may include costs for packaging equipment, equipment integration, and ongoing materials expenses.
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Definitions to measure packaging line productivity (sidebar)

Michael Mailutha of Pfizer Global Manufacturing and Ignacio Munoz-Guerra of AutoPak Engineering Corp., co-delivered the presentation “Ways to Increase Packaging Productivity and Reduce Bottlenecks” at the 2004 International Pack Expo in Chicago in November.
A finished bottle with aluminum overcap and pressure-sensitive label is shown above.
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'Scaling up' on vaccine filling

Now the world’s fourth largest supplier of poultry vaccines, Lohmann Animal Health maintains its ranking through capital investment. See in-plant video
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Big boost in bagging salad

Zoltan Payerli of Salinas, CA-based Fresh Express is looking forward to Pack Expo Las Vegas 2001, scheduled for Sept. 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. His attendance there two years ago led to the installation of a 16-head combination scale from Yamato, which is represented by Hayssen, a Barry-Wehmiller Co. (Duncan, SC).
This new shrink wrapping line, purchased at Pack Expo in '98, has allowed Axxess Technologies to increase its speed from 30 pack
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Putting a wrap on enhanced productivity

A new shrink wrapping system has doubled packaging speed and cut downtime in half at this Arizona maker of adhesive lettering.