Gilbreth has partnered with Plastic Suppliers to develop corn-based PLA shrink labels as an alternative to petroleum-based films. Shrink sleeves are made from Earthfirst PLA films and offer a renewable and sustainable resource.
Manufacturer CMS Gilbreth (Bensalem, PA) says installing new timing screws on the TRA line of TE banding equipment can increase throughput by 25%. CMS' tests indicate that 50 to 100 more containers/min can be banded when the new plastic screws are added, depending on lid or cap size.
CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems (Trevose, PA) has introduced the BASE 1000 Series II bander/sleever with the ability to sleeve multipack products. For use with PVC or Eastar® PETG from Eastman, it sleeves packages made of glass, plastic, metal or paper at speeds to 160/min.
CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.
CMS Gilbreth (Philadelphia, PA) has developed a new labeler with quick-change features suited for the food and beverage industries. The QuickChange(TM) 6700 labeler is an electronically timed, roll-fed labeler that reaches speeds of up to 1겨 containers/min.