Machinery

Converting Machinery

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What's happening in high-barrier PET?

PET bottles are a major segment in the U.S. packaging market and are being used for a whole host of products.
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Glue valves

The 500 series glue valves from Valco Cincinnati feature advanced solenoid technology for short glue patterns at high machine speeds, as well as an adjustable flow rate for precise glue volume control. 
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New BHS Flexline Compact installed at Boelter Industries

Boelter Industries, Inc. (www.boelterindustries.com) increased printing and converting capacity with the installation of a second BHS Flexline Compact flexographic press from Gallus (www.gallus-packaging.org).
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UV flexo printer

Griffin-Rutgers has introduced its redesigned TruFlex UV, a true UV flexographic printing press.
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Slitter/sealer

Standard-Knapp has introduced the continuous-motion Slitter/Sealer for high-speed in-line case handling in the food and beverage industries.
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Wet wipe maker pioneers 'Eco-Choice' sustainability platform

Contract manufacturer/packager Guy & O’Neill, Inc. rolls out an ambitious plan that incorporates sustainability into wet wipe manufacturing, materials, and packaging.
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Make2Pack and PackML making inroads at P&G

Developing machine-control standards that can be widely—if not universally—agreed upon is an activity that remains near the top of P&G’s to-do list.
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Mars takes holistic approach to sustainability

As director of sustainability for Mars North America, Kevin Rabinovitch works with all of the company’s units (food, snack, and pet care) in the U.S. He develops and executes sustainability strategies and initiatives aimed at improving triple bottom line results—environmental, social, and economic.
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Cooperation proves critical in tube manufacturing

In this Q&A, Mel O’Leary, Jr., president and CEO of Meredith-Springfield Associates, describes how copolyester resin and supplier cooperation helped make the Artegraft tube.
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Comments on Changes in Dec. 2007 Chemistry Recommendations

Below are the insights and comments of Kristina E. Paquette, PhD on FDA’s December 2007 revisions to its Chemistry Recommendations guidance document. Dr. Paquette had served as a chemist in FDA’s Office of Food Additive safety until mid-2007, and was personally involved in developing some of the revisions.
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Dynamic Conveyor Corporation: High-speed modular conveyors

DynaCon now offers high-speed modular conveyors that can be configured and reconfigured from standard modules.
Belu, in 500-mL PLA bottles, is  "the first corn-based, biodegradable bottle in the United Kingdom."
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Analyzing bioplastic packaging's future

Bioplastics: The very name suggests sustainability, but that shouldn’t exempt the materials from an objective, probing analysis.
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Industry Watch

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Keeping on top--staying ahead

The packaging scene has always been complex and technically challenging. But now that the endlessly complex and sometimes contradictory requirements of sustainability have landed in our laps, packaged goods companies and the suppliers they rely on have it tougher than ever.
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