Current issue: April 2015

Arcil’s A7 f/f/s machine
Machine Product Brief
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Arcil: F/f/s machines for dairy, desserts

Designed for demanding dairy applications, Arcil’s A7 is an efficient and hygienic, modular, flexible f/f/s machine that is designed to allow on-site capacity and cup size adaptation, so that manufacturers can react quickly to new market requirements and reduce the downtime of their lines.
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High speed tube printer
Machine Product Brief
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APEX Machine: High speed tube printer

The very popular C-4000 High Speed Tube printer from Apex Machine is a ferris-wheel style with dual lanes to handle flexible and rigid tubes from 250 to 300 parts/min, and features quick changeovers to accommodate varying part sizes.
Eagle’s Pack 430 PRO X-ray inspection system
Machine Product Brief
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Eagle: X-ray inspection system provides high-speed imaging

Designed for inspection of mid-sized packaged products, Eagle’s Pack 430 PRO X-ray inspection system provides enhanced graphical interfaces and improved contaminant detection.
JC1STP Teachable 2 Position Switch Mounting Kit for PHD’s Series 8400 and Series 190/191 Grippers
Machine Product Brief
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PHD: Switches for grippers provide more sensing capability

Able to sense up to four jaw positions throughout the jaw travel, the JC1STP Teachable 2 Position Switch Mounting Kit for PHD’s Series 8400 and Series 190/191 Grippers provide the switch plate with slots for either one or two Series JC1STP Switches to mount to the bottom surface of the grippers.
Stainless steel gear reducer with wash-down capability
Machine Product Brief
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Baldor: Stainless steel gear reducer with wash-down capability

The all-stainless Baldor•Dodge Ultra Kleen Tigear-2 gear reducer is completely sealed against high pressure, high temperature and caustic wash-down environments, and also features sanitary product identification, input ratings up to 5HP, and five available case sizes for optimized performance.
M&H Plastics TE tube cap
Materials Product Brief
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Tamper-evident, secure tube caps

M&H Plastics engineers a tear-off strip for secure tubes.
Schur Jar Stand-Up Pouch
Materials Product Brief
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Stand-up pouch shaped like a mason jar

The Schur Jar pouch also grabs attention with clear front panel and premium printing.
Beer cans with CSI MB-Lok mini 28mm closures
Materials Product Brief
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Mini plastic closures reseal 2L beer cans

New closure provides oxygen-scavenging and reseal-ability to preserve beer taste.
Materials Product Brief
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Plantic: Renewably sourced vacuum skin packaging

Plantic’s eco Plastic Skin Pack ultra-high gas barrier material establishes new standards in more sustainable vacuum skin packaging performance.
Linx Black PE Ink 1130
Materials Product Brief
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Linx: Versatile coding ink engineered for polyethylene

Linx Printing Technologies introduces a new ink to its code-marking range that offers excellent adhesion to polyethylene and most polypropylene applications, and which is suitable for non-contact food packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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ExxonMobil: Performance sealing polymer for cPP and BOPP films

ExxonMobil Chemical introduces new Vistamaxx 3588FL performance polymer for outstanding sealing performance in cPP and BOPP films, featuring low seal initiation temperature, a broad hot tack window, and an extended hermetic seal area.
Pregis’ HC (hybrid cushioning) Performance films
Materials Product Brief
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Pregis: High-pressure protective packaging films

Pregis’ two new HC (hybrid cushioning) Performance films enable air to be contained within the cells for extended periods of time to protect products that require longer storage and shipping cycles.
Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO, Byrne Dairy
Column/Opinion
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Byrne Dairy on agritourism

Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO at Syracuse, NY-based Byrne Dairy, talks about a new expansion and how packaging lines fit into an upstate New York agritourism initiative.
Eric Greenberg
Column/Opinion
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Regulators have a range of approaches

What is the best way for a state to assure that people drive safely?
Michigan State University logo
Column/Opinion
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New realities for packaging

Our traditional understanding of and approach to reality is being challenged these days.
Red Brick chooses Novelis evercan
Package Case Study
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Craft beer selects can with 90% PCR content

Georgia’s oldest brewery selects a high-recycled content aluminum can for its products to align with its sustainability goals, without sacrificing the quality of its beer.
A 10-pack of Peeps
Machine Case Study
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Automatic case packing for Peeps

A move from RSCs to retail-ready packaging for its Peeps candy prompts Just Born to replace its manual secondary packaging process with fully automatic equipment.
SPICY VARIETY. Tabasco® sauces are marketed in a range of flavors for international distribution.
Machine Case Study
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Triple label 360-degree machine vision inspection

McIlhenny heats up quality control for multi-label packaging.

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