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Colordyne: Digital label printing press

Colordyne Technologies’ upgraded CDT 3600 digital label and tag production system features an enhanced web handling system – powered by Memjet technology – to provide increased speed and resolution, to accommodate a wider range of applications.
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Pearson: Bliss formers

Suitable for heavy or bulk products that are non-self-supporting and at risk of damage when palletized or during transport, Pearson Packaging Systems’ redesigned bliss former product line, including the BF25-GH and BF30-G models, feature: standardization on PackML ; standard scales, pointers, quick release handles, and HMI graphical guided instructions; lube free-bearings, high-reliability mechanical rams, and improved machine accessibility.
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Azco Corp.: Modular punch assembly

Azco Corp. introduces its one-piece modular punch assembly. These units have a punch-and-die design to make custom-shaped cut-outs.
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Agr: Blowmolder management system supports aggressive lightweighting

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #3392! Able to simplify PET bottle production and facilitate aggressive light weight programs, the Process Pilot automated blowmolder management system from Agr International interfaces with the blowmolder to provide precise material thickness distribution management and defect detection for PET bottles while offering hands-off blowmolder control.
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Packaging World and Cal Poly to conduct market research

Summit Media Group’s Packaging World and the Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly (GrCI) have announced a research initiative to explore how leading-edge packaging technologies are driving marketing innovation.
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DuPont Packaging Graphics: Flexographic printing plate

The new DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST DFUV flexographic printing plate is designed for superior output when used with ultraviolet (UV) curable inks.
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Digital Graphic Systems: Digital cutter for prototyping, short product runs

The DYSS V-PRO X5 digital cutter from Digital Graphic Systems (DGS) handles prototyping, sample-making, and short/medium run production needs of packaging and point-of-sale display companies.
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Table maker speeds delivery with on-demand box making

Part of MityLite’s supply chain transformation, a new custom case-making system reduces material inventory, improves efficiencies, and shortens delivery lead times.
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Haeco: Corrugated trim removal system

TRS-2 system removes leftover trim, virtually eliminates bad boxes and line stoppages.
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Bosch Packaging: PET container blowing machine

For dairy and beverage producers wishing to clearly differentiate their products at the point of sale, Bosch is launching its BLO linear PET container blowing machine.
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Closed loops and color monitors

Closed-loop control is a concept that’s fairly well established these days.
WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market
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WestPack 2014: Fabricator/converter for medical market

Company fabricates and converts materials for the medical market, including disposables. Focus on medical packaging, as well as the design and development of new product to specify correct materials and parts. Specialize in body-worn devices for stick-to-skin applications. Company also does lamination, die-cutting, and laser-etching for microfluidic applications, specialty packaging, and cleanroom converting.
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Flexicon AG: New flexographic printing technology

Flexicon AG developed a new process that enables flexographic printing results that are as good as gravure printing.
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Agr: Blowmolder control system manages crystallinity

By regulating preform energy distribution during the heating process, Agr International is able to incorporate crystallinity management into its Process Pilot automated blowmolder control system, helping control PET bottle attributes such as dimensional and volumetric shrinkage, top load characteristics, and shelf life.
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Esko: Large digital finishing platform

Suitable for a wide variety of sign, display, and packaging applications, the Kongsberg C digital finishing platform from Esko is a fully-featured 3.2-meter wide system that features powerful, rigid, carbon-composite traverse technology to provide precision and speed.

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