Current issue: April 2015

Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
Column/Opinion
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Progress in paper bottles

In case you hadn’t noticed, the race for a paper bottle is on.
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Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Package Case Study
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Ready-made steel-cut oats in a retort carton

Steel cut oats, made from whole oat groats, are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
News
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FDA issues guidance for repackaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Feb. 2015 Guidance for Industry titled, “Repackaging of Certain Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities,” that is being distributed for comment purposes only.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli
News
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare announces the return of alli

Weight-loss product returns to retail markets in tamper-evident packaging.
Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder
Package Case Study
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Sanofi launches Afrezza inhalable insulin for diabetes treatment

Global healthcare company Sanofi and biopharma-ceutical company MannKind Corp. announced that Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies nationwide.
XRCEL
Package Case Study
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Supplement bottle delivers convenience

Properly sized, ergonomic, and easy to manipulate in the physically strenuous environments in which it is used, packaging for the new XRCEL Sports Fuel supplement line provides the same level of performance as the glucose gel it holds, according to brand owner New World Consumer Products, LLC.
Hoppy Paws stamper kit package
Package Case Study
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Tracking innovative product/package development

Debuted to the general public on the television show “Shark Tank,” Hoppy Paws, Newport Beach, CA, has created a product to add fun and imagination to the holidays.
Love Beets juice in PET bottle
Package Case Study
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Beet branding extends to juice

Love Beets introduces new PET bottles for its established beet beverages and a glass container for an organic launch, with graphics consistent with its ready-to-eat beet packaging.
Horizontal large-scale cartoning machine
Machine Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Horizontal large-scale cartoning machine

Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, has launched the new horizontal cartoning machine CFC 2012, developed especially for large-scale secondary packaging formats of the food industry with a width up to 12 inches, optimized control and conveying technology, quick format changes, and safe and reliable product handling.
Nordson EFD's automated fluid dispensing system
Machine Product Brief
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Nordson EFD: Automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with programming

Easily integrated into any manufacturing operation including pharmaceutical and medical applications, Nordson EFD's new automated fluid dispensing systems combine precise dispensing with fast and easy programming to provide faster cycle times, reduced manufacturing and ownership costs, and the flexibility to use the same automated dispensing system in different production areas.
Sealpac: Vacuum packaging system for larger products
Machine Product Brief
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Sealpac: Vacuum packaging system for larger products

Secure and appealing vacuum packaging with a significantly longer shelf life and improved presentation options are just some of the benefits of Sealpac’s innovative TraySkin system, in which the product on the tray is hermetically sealed by a transparent barrier skin film; now, even large products can be securely packaged by the TraySkin xplus application.
Mettler Toledo CI-Vision’s Mosaic 360° vision inspection system
Machine Product Brief
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Mettler Toledo CI-Vision: Vision inspection system for round containers

Able to inspect un-oriented product at up to 1,000 products/min, Mettler Toledo CI-Vision’s Mosaic 360° vision inspection system employs multiple cameras “around the container” to inspect labels on round containers––bottles, jars, cans, and tubes––without the need to orient them on the production line.
Single-station container filling system for bulk fill and weigh
Machine Product Brief
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National Bulk Equipment: Single-station bulk container filling system

National Bulk Equipment, Inc. introduces a single-station, variable container filling system for bulk filling of drums, cartons, totes, gaylords, bulk bags and other bulk container types; providing dry bulk material processing operations with container-specific filling, densification, and NTEP-certified weighing.
Fast and versatile intermittent-motion f/f/s machine
Machine Product Brief
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Matrix: Fast and versatile intermittent-motion f/f/s machine

Matrix Packaging Machinery, powered by Pro Mach, will showcase at WestPack (Booth 5221), February 10-12 at Anaheim Convention Center, the new Apollo intermittent motion form-fill-seal machine; it is capable of speeds up to 150 bags/min. at widths ranging from 2 to 11 in. wide (50 to 280 mm), and based on the company’s next generation servo motion control platform.
Automatic film splicer
Machine Product Brief
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Butler Automatic: Automatic film splicer

SP1 Series automatic film splicer from Butler Automatic increases efficiency in packaging operations by eliminating the packaging line downtime caused by manual film roll changes, and is ideally suited to food and beverage packaging applications.
tna’s hyper-detect 5 metal detector
Machine Product Brief
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Tna: High-speed metal detector

The integrated design of tna’s hyper-detect 5 metal detector allows it to be positioned much closer to the multi-head weigher, increasing the speed at which the bagger can produce finished bags, improving metal detection capabilities, and eliminating degradation in product transfer to deliver safe product throughput and minimize rejects.
Compression conveyor boosts label/print quality on cases
Machine Product Brief
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Multi-Conveyor: Compression conveyor

Multi-Conveyor’s compression conveyor moves corrugated cases with the utmost smoothness past the user’s ink labelers and/or printers for supreme quality, helping to ensure precision coding and marking.
Model 455 Label Printer/Applicator from ID Technology, powered by Pro Mach
Machine Product Brief
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ID Technology: Label printer applicator for harsh environments

Designed as a high-speed system to print and apply labels in tough environments, the Model 455 Label Printer/Applicator from ID Technology, powered by Pro Mach, is built on a sealed stainless steel base and incorporates the company’s high-speed asynchronous vacuum belt wipe applicator.

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