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Case/Tray Packing

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Combi Packaging Systems LLC: Compact case erector

Now available from Combi Packaging Systems is the CE-10 case erector/bottom sealer, featuring a powered case magazine (capacity of 150-200 cases), safety-interlocked guarding, and 2-minute tool-less changeover.
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Packagers 'heated' over gas

Senate energy tax incentives would help on natural gas prices, but not immediately. So packagers will have to cope with high prices.
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Case erector

The newly designed OK Superformer Case Erector from O/K Intl. meets tough flexibility requirements in the U.S. Erects as many as 16 cases/min and features automatic box squaring, low taper or box alarm, simple adjustment, and stainless-steel construction.
Connie Williams, MasterBrands
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
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Flood of fake packaging

Congress takes up bills aimed at fighting counterfeiters of packaging that is imported and used in the United States.
O/K Intl. has packed beefier motors and a whole lot more into the improved Superpacker case packer.
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Smooth performer

O/K Intl’s Superpacker’s improved communications set in motion faster, smoother case packing.
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Trident, An ITW Company: Trident, An ITW Company: Tall-character ink jet

ATD Inkjet Systems has launched a new ink-jet printing system capable of producing images approximately 4”H. The IP 7000™ series features Trident 768Jet™ print heads, said to produce the tallest image available from a single print pass in the direct-to-carton ink-jet market.
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UF packaging history: Short and illustrious

Packaging World presents more information about the University of Florida’s Packaging Science program than could fit into the July 2004 feature article.
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Norland International: Auto shrink wrapper

Now available from Norland is the ShrinkPak™ 5000, an automatic shrink wrapping system that handles bottles, cans, cartons, or jars in unsupported or tray-supported multipacks.
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Garvey Corporation: Accumulator infeed

The new Infinity Series accumulator from Garvey is available with an optional laning system, which automatically puts glass, plastic, or metal can products into lanes for feeding case packers.
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Ultrasonic banding system helps save pharmaceutical company cash

When its shrinkwrapper proved too troublesome, pharmaceutical product manufacturer Guardian Drug Company purchased two new custom ATS CornerLine Automatic Banding machines from Wexler Packaging Products.
Equipment cost justification was discussed by Ivan Heit.
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HealthPack shines in Florida

Medical device packaging issues are addressed before a record crowd at HealthPack 2004.
Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs
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Schering-Plough: Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing of blister packs

Case packing, case labeling, and robotic palletizing, all on Pester equipment, brings the blister packaging line to an end.
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Robots dissected

An exclusive survey conducted on Packworld.com shows what manufacturers are thinking when it comes to implementing a robotic packaging solution at their company.
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CPGs focus on graphics

Where packaging is concerned, consumers often judge a book by its cover. Therefore, glossy coatings and stunning graphics can greatly influence a shopper’s purchasing decision.

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