Current issue: September 2015

The ink-jet coder print lot code numbers on-demand, on a range of label sizes and types, using either water- or solvent-based in
Machine Case Study
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Cosmetic compacts labeled and coded

Co-manufacturer/packager of cosmetics replaces a manual label application process for compacts with an ink-jet coder and label applicator to increase speed, minimize waste.
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Pharma EXPO will make its debut at PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
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Pharma EXPO makes its debut at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

Co-located in partnership with ISPE, Pharma EXPO takes this show ‘to a new level.’ Some 2,000 exhibitors will be on hand, and Chicago will serve up some rock ‘n roll.
Vertical cartoner
Machine Product Brief
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PMI Cartoning: Vertical cartoner

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-3829! PMI Cartoning will showcase the VXL dual-infeed vertical cartoner integrated with an intelliFEED pouch handling system.
Time/pressure filler
Machine Product Brief
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Cozzoli: Time/pressure filler

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-4400! The Versa-Fil time/pressure filler is especially well suited for filling heavy viscosity food products such as mayonnaise, peanut butter, and relish, as well as personal care products, etc.
298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer
Machine Product Brief
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Standard-Knapp: Tray shrink packer

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-4214 ! For co-packers who need to provide customers with a variety of tray packaging, the flexible and versatile 298 Tritium Trayshrink Packer with Robo-Wand wrapping module from Standard-Knapp can pack in three pack styles – tray, pad, or unsupported.
Horizontal f/f/s pouch machine
Machine Product Brief
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Effytec USA: Horizontal f/f/s pouch machine

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, Booth # C-2625! Effytec USA will display its intermittent motion horizontal f/f/s pouch machine, Model HB 15, shown running with dry or liquid applications for flat, rectangular, and shaped pouches.
Vision inspection system for full PET containers
Machine Product Brief
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filtec: Vision inspection system for full PET containers

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Booth #1607! The filtec PETtec provides a way to closely monitor filler and capper/closer systems for inconsistencies while performing container inspections; it inspects for low and high fill level, marking or coding presence, high or cocked cap, and missing or damaged tamper bands at speeds to 1,000 containers/min.
Volumetric fillers and distribution systems
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Fill: Volumetric fillers and distribution systems

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-2736! Multi-Fill Inc. will display in full operation a 4-position distribution system, along with volumetric filler and bulk feeder, for products such as pastas, rice, vegetables, surimi, etc.
Vacuum skin packaging system
Machine Product Brief
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Harpak-ULMA: Vacuum skin packaging system

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #S-6107! Harpak-ULMA introduces a new vacuum skin packaging system for larger cuts of meat, enabling the packaging of product which protrudes greatly above the flange.
Algro Sol by Sappi
Materials Product Brief
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Sappi: Smooth, stiff paper labels

See them at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #S-6287! Sappi Specialty Papers will introduce LusterCote label paper and Algro Nature biodegradable flexible food packaging.
Inspection systems
Machine Product Brief
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Eagle: Inspection systems

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, Booth #C-3803! Eagle Product Inspection will showcase its inline inspection technologies, in addition to launching a number of new cutting edge machines.
Advanced v/f/f/s bagging machine
Machine Product Brief
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Rovema: Advanced v/f/f/s bagging machine

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Booth #S-8072! Rovema North America will showcase the BVC 260 v/f/f/s bagging machine, a continuous-motion, dual-axis servo packaging machine capable of running up to 210 cycles/min. at a maximum forming width of 260 mm.
ConservaCube
Materials Product Brief
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ConservaCube: Cube-shaped, reclosable stand-up pouches

See them at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth # S-5883! ConservaCube introduces cube-shaped flexible packages with new zipper closures.
Duofold by HLP Klearfold
Materials Product Brief
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HLP Klearfold: Tactile plastic/paperboard combinations

See them at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #S-6526! Duofold marries clear, box-grade plastic with paperboard to create unique tactile and visual effects.
IR Technologies: Thermal imaging inspection for pharma bottles
Machine Product Brief
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DIR Technologies: Thermal imaging inspection for pharma bottles

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas at Booth #N-806! DIR Technologies, a provider of quality and process control solutions for pharmaceutical primary packaging, will debut a simplified version of its Induction Integrity Verification System (I2VS) for bottles, which employs thermal imaging for induction integrity assurance.
Top-load cartoner
Machine Product Brief
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MG America: Top-load cartoner

See it at Pharma Expo Booth #677! At Pharma Expo, MG America will exhibit the Cariba 230 (C230), a cartoner known for its flexibility and ease of use that can make up to 80 boxes/min.
FastPack for blister packs
Materials Product Brief
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Bilcare Research: Blister film barrier property optimization

See them at Pharma EXPO (co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas) in Booth #N-815! Bilcare Research will exhibit a streamlined path to optimum blister packaging and an eco-friendly blister film.
Blister packaging line with anti-counterfeit solution
Machine Product Brief
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Romaco: Blister packaging line with anti-counterfeit solution

See it at Pharma Expo Booth N-649! Romaco will showcase its high performance blister solution Noack 960 with a special anti-counterfeit technology from solutions provider NANO 4 U; the anti-counterfeit solution can be applied to any Romaco blister machine with a heatable coding tool.

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