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Chris Nutley
Column/Opinion
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CPA Annual Meeting uncovers secrets to a job well done

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Biohazard
News
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Are biohazard pressure bags meeting federal regulations?

Vonco Product, LLC, a maker of flexible medical packaging bags, reports that with an increasing number of infectious biological specimens and samples being transported through traditional mail and other commercial delivery services, ensuring they are packaged safely and securely is more important than ever.
John Mazelin
Supplier News
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Hall of Fame and scholarship support packaging’s past, present and future

Among the latest developments for the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) is an honor given to one industry veteran for decades of service, and a new program that will help encourage the industry veterans of tomorrow.
IHS
News
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What technologies will transform the world?

Global information company IHS Technology gathered its leading experts representing the technology supply chain from electronic components to finished products across applications markets ranging from consumer, media, and telecom; to industrial, medical, and power, in an effort to nominate and vote for their top 10 most impactful technologies over the next five years.
The 2L Stretch Blow Molder from 1Blow
Machine Product Brief
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1Blow: All-electric stretch blow molder

The 2L Stretch Blow Molder from 1Blow is an all-electric stretch-blow molder that produces bottles at a rate of up to 4,000 bottles/hr.
70-ft long stainless steel, plastic belt conveyor
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: 70-ft long plastic belt conveyor for flat products

Designed for accumulating flat or low-in-height products, Multi-Conveyor’s 70-ft long stainless steel, plastic belt conveyor combines accumulation, a decline noser, and a shuttle-accumulation conveyor to provide accumulation while dynamically balancing production flow.
Squid Ink’s CoPilot 256 Ink Jet Printing System
Machine Product Brief
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Squid Ink: Ink jet printing system

Squid Ink’s CoPilot 256 Ink Jet Printing System features up to 2.8-in of total print height and the ability to print characters, barcodes, and logos on both sides of either porous or non-porous surfaces in a single pass.
The Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press from AVT.
Machine Product Brief
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AVT: Digital press control solution

Featuring continuous quality monitoring to maintain digital printing quality, real-time feedback, and ongoing detection of missing, deviating, or weak printing nozzles, the Gallus DCS 340 digital label printing press from AVT (in partnership with Heidelberg and Gallus) combines the latest digital inkjet printing technology with the benefits of conventional printing and finishing technology by incorporating fully-integrated press control and quality assurance solution for digital inkjet presses.
S+S Inspection’s RAPICON Metal Detector Conveyor
Machine Product Brief
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S+S Inspection: Metal detector conveyor

Expanding its contaminant detection portfolio, S+S Inspection’s affordable RAPICON Metal Detector Conveyors provide high levels of detection for food safety with modular components, standard reject systems, and a full range of aperture sizes.
Douglas’ robotic pick-and-place infeed with Vectra cartoner
Machine Product Brief
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Douglas: Cartoner with robotic pick-and-place infeed

Integrated with its Vectra cartoner, Douglas’ robotic pick-and-place infeed eliminates more than 30 star wheel change parts and manual adjustment points, reducing changeover by 20 min for single-serve cup applications.
XPdius i130 vertical form & seal machine
Machine Product Brief
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WeighPack: Vertical form/seal machine

Weighpack’s recently re-engineered XPdius i130 vertical form & seal machine, which provides high-speed, automatic vertical bagging, roll stock bagging, v f/s, and v f/f/s bagging, features dual (left and right) inside access and an unobstructed film path and film sealing to enhance serviceability and cleanability.
AFA Systems’ TR-CPP – Transrector Series Combination Case Packer Palletizer
Machine Product Brief
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AFA Systems: Combination case packer/palletizer

AFA Systems’ small footprint TR-CPP – Transrector Series Combination Case Packer Palletizer features a single gantry robot that completes case erecting, slip sheet inserting, and palletizing.
Machine Product Brief
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Intelligrated: High-efficiency transfer for conveyor

Intelligrated's RT3 transfer for motor driven roller (MDR) conveyors features drive rollers with integral 24-volt DC motors for individually powered zones and multiple transfer belts with adjustable band spacing to enable a 90-degree change in direction of cases, polybags, and totes.
Matrox Imaging’s 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computers and Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software
Controls Product Brief
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Matrox: Industrial imaging computer, vision software

Matrox Imaging’s new entry-level 4Sight GPm industrial imaging computer, which uses Matrox Design Assistant 4 vision software, is a unique combination of embedded PC technology, compact size, and ruggedness and is designed for cost-sensitive image analysis and machine vision applications.
Materials Product Brief
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INX International: Low-migration inks, coatings

INX International Ink offers a portfolio of low-migration inks and coatings for non-food contact packaging surfaces that have been formulated to meet government regulations and compliance requirements.
Materials Product Brief
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UPM Raflatac: Label stock for craft beverages

Designed for use on glass, PET, and aluminium, UPM Raflatac’s high-performance label stocks for the Americas craft beverage market, are suitable for beer, wine, liquor, and even non-alcoholic beverages, such as energy drinks, flavored waters, and specialty sodas.


Arjowiggins’ Alive fine paper with PowerCoat
Materials Product Brief
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Arjowiggins Creative Papers: Interactive fine paper

Ready-enabled for up-to-the-minute interactivity, shop-lifting deterance, stock control, useful information, or loyalty-building offers, Conqueror Alive, Curious Alive, Rive Alive, Pop Set Alive (and more) laminated papers are created by combining Arjowiggins’ Alive fine paper with PowerCoat, their interactive paper substrate for printed electronics that is FSC-certified, biodegradable, and 100% recyclable.
Biopac’s new range of compostable containers
Materials Product Brief
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Biopac: Compostable containers

Available in a variety of round, square, and rectangular bowls with different depths, Biopac’s new range of compostable containers (made from bagasse, a fully-compostable, natural, abundant, and renewable resource) with clear RPET lids made from RPET is fully compostable and recyclable.

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