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Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
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FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
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Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks
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Platinum Packaging Inc.: Friction feeding for gift box blanks

Contract packager Platinum Packaging employs nearly 50 Longford friction feeders that deliver gift box blanks from a magazine onto a lugged conveyor for downstream shrink wrapping. Feeders can also be set up to deliver calendars to a plow so that another downstream feeder can insert a paperboard card into the calendar. Dong so helps provide rigidity to the calendar after it's shrink-wrapped.
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ARPAC LLC: Dairy shrink bundler

The Arpac Group introduces the 108F shrink bundler built to dairy standards. Machine has a compact, single-frame stainless-steel design and a right-angle infeed for the collation of a variety of product sizes and configurations.
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Tray-Pak Corporation: New tray packer

Newly patented Tray-Pak® packaging system is designed to produce a value-added shipper that provides an attractive and shelf-ready display tray.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Tray packer for beverage bottles

A-B-C offers the Model 170 tray packer for bottles or containers in chipboard multipacks. It accumulates product and packs and seals trays automatically at speeds to 25 trays/min.
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Henkel cuts fees with new Sil package

The Henkel Group, Düsseldorf, Germany, has cut the costs of packaging fees on its Sil-brand stain-removing laundry powder by using a new package with a moisture-vapor-barrier built into the box.
This new overwrapper now incorporates servo controls, giving it faster changeover times.
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Technology redesign incorporates servos

Package Machinery Company’s new servo-driven FA-ST overwrapping machine is equipped with six servo drives, giving it added flexibility and fewer maintenance issues compared to the machine it replaced.
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Rennco LLC: Hf/f/s machine

Rennco offers its new hf/f/s-type Standard 500 S machine. Machine offers high-quality packaging, bagging, or shrink wrapping. It is easily integrated into all types of production lines and has fast changeover times.
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How to sell a packaging machine to Unilever (or any other large CPG company)

How can a packaging machine builder sell to Unilever Home and Personal Care North America when the consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturer is making its short list of preferred suppliers even shorter?
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High-speed robotic case packer

Delta-style robotic solution is suitable for high-speed packaging of frozen food products or flow-wrapped or shrink-wrapped products.
With servo drives, Profibus, SERCOS, and more, the main control cabinets are fully loaded with everything but point-to-point wir
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RJRT retrofits its future

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco modernizes case packers and robotic palletizers with updated controls.
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Glaxo rolls out three more dentifrice innovations

Continuing its roll-out of new dentifrice products, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Moon Township, PA, has now introduced a toothpaste and floss combo, Aquafresh Floss 'N'Cap.
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ARPAC LLC: Multipacker for registered film

The Arpac Group offers the intermediate-speed BrandPac print-registered film multipacker, wrapping at speeds ranging from 25 to 35 multipacks/min. Continuous-motion, bottom-overlap wrapping system can multipack tall plastic bottles, jars, cans, cartons, and a variety of other packs in unsupported bundles and over-wrapped trays, using clear, printed or print-registered polyethylene film.
Tropicana Europe: Air conveying/filling/accumulating/labeling/tray packing on aseptic filling lin
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Tropicana Europe: Air conveying/filling/accumulating/labeling/tray packing on aseptic filling lin

At Tropicana Europe’s new plant in Zeebrugge, Belgium, PET bottles are air-conveyed from depalletization to a new aseptic line from Procomac Industries.
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Fallas Automation Inc: Robotic pick-and-place robotic case loader

The R-400 robotic pick-and-place case packer from Fallas can accommodate a variety of lay-flat and vertical pack configurations. Machine is built for a washdown environment.

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