Current issue: April 2014

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Best practices in manufacturing workforce development

How do we get today’s young people and their parents to understand that a two-year Associates Degree in the field of manufacturing could be a pathway to prosperity, while enrolling in a four-year College or University might be a one-way ticket to Debtville?
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Oscar Mayer brand P3 capitalizes on the healthful snacking craze.
Package Case Study
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Kraft pushes packs of protein

Kraft Foods Group’s Oscar Mayer brand is introducing P3 Portable Protein Pack: meat, cheese, and nuts in a packaging format designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help keep them going throughout the day.
Equate Beauty Acne Foaming Wash, a premium Walmart brand, won the Best Pharmaceutical Tube Award. For this tube, MJS worked with Essel Propack America to create a silver foil decoration along with the flexographic printing with hot foil to achieve a special look.
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Two pharmaceutical tubes win awards

Tube Council competition awards Equate and Rexall tubes, constructed through a partnership between MJS Packaging and Essel Propack.
Liventa Bioscience now produces human collagen membrane sheets for orthopedic uses.
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Dry vapor shippers help Liventa Bioscience deliver cell-based biologics

Strategic alliance with Cryoport for portable cold chain logistics allows longer shelf life for live tissue cells.
Package Case Study
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Devilishly convenient container for car shampoo

U.K.’s CarPlan Demon Foam car shampoo launches in a custom container with a molded cavity in the back panel that holds a detachable foam head.
Package Case Study
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New dishwasher rinse bottle saves the day

With a structure likened to a superhero silhouette, a new bottle for LemiShine Rinse dishwater detergent additive brings double-digit sales growth to the brand.
Package Case Study
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Pepsi promo can tells consumers to 'blipp it'

Pepsi launches an interactive mobile marketing campaign around Super Bowl 2015 that lets consumers ‘blipp’ to enter sweepstakes and take a virtual picture with an NFL player.
Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system that offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
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Pfizer Global Supply to conduct trial of thermal imaging system

Thermal imaging system offers 100% inline inspection without touching the package, offering a technology development for nondestructive packaging seal inspection.
PMMI's new study, “Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014.”
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Dynamic changes in robotic packaging applications

Today, 75% of end users use robotics along their manufacturing lines, and the capabilities for food and pharmaceutical processing are game-changers.
Package Case Study
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Veryfine’s hot-fill breakthrough

Reporting on packaging breakthroughs has been a strength of Packaging World throughout our 20-year history.
Machine Product Brief
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Dynamic Conveyor: Vertical incline conveyor

Dynamic Conveyor’s DynaCon 90 degree Incline Conveyor for parts conveying saves floor space, can be custom designed to a company’s desired height, and includes widths ranging from 4- to 60-in.
Machine Product Brief
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OxySense: Portable oxygen analyzer

Designed to be used to test in the field and bring back to the lab, the OxySense Portable Oxygen Analyzer is an accurate and powerful oxygen measurement device for testing packages, wine bottles, wine boxes, line start up, flow monitoring for both gas and liquid and, anoxic chambers.
Machine Product Brief
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Eriez: Super-strong magnets for metal detection

Said to provide up to five times more strength than conventional plate magnets, Eriez’s Super Strength Rare Earth Plate Magnets provide protection against ferrous contamination of food, pharmaceutical, and packaging industry applications by removing weakly magnetic and fine iron from dry or wet products.
Machine Product Brief
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Polypack: Washdown shrink wrapper

Polypack’s washdown Clearprint shrink wrapper runs both clear and printed film on the same machine with minimal changeover, and features chemical-resistant, high-visibility stainless door panels, washdown motors, and drip pans to protect the shrink film during washdown operations.
Machine Product Brief
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Hamrick: Case/tray packers

Able to handle most products on mid- to high-speed lines, HMS Soft-Set Case & Tray Packers from Hamrick gently lower most rigid plastic, glass, and metal containers into their cases, are able to reach speeds up to 30 cases/min., and come in pneumatic vacuum, gripper, or bladder modules.
Machine Product Brief
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Spee-Dee: Multi-lane filler

Suitable for a variety of dry product applications, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s multi-lane filling systems can be built with 2-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 16-drop configurations to boost production rates with accurate fills for a variety of rigid containers; by filling with a 16-up configuration filler at 40 indexes/min., more than 600 fills/min. can be achieved.
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KHS: Feed module conveys lightweight PET preforms

The new, horizontal Feedflow feed module from KHS is designed to reliably and gently convey lightweight (less than 10 g) PET preforms at speeds up to 84,000 preforms/hr. to its Feedmax preform sorter and feed system, and InnoPET Blomax stretch blow molder.
Machine Product Brief
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ESS: Robotic mini pallet cell

Able to palletize up to 25 cases/min., ESS Technologies’ redesigned Robotic Mini Pallet Cell incorporates FANUC’s new compact robot controller, the Model R-30iB “A-Cabinet,” in place of the larger, stand-alone “B-Cabinet.”

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