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High-speed gluing/inspection

Valco Melton’s 524 series glue valves feature advanced solenoid technology for short glue patterns at high machine speeds.
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2008/2009 AmeriStar winners revealed

The Institute of Packaging Professionals announces the 2008/2009 AmeriStars.
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Redesign sets the stage for mic brand's heritage story

 Shure’s SM 57 Instrument Microphone has been used on every president’s lectern since Lyndon Johnson, and the company’s SM 58 Vocal Microphone is a mainstay among touring musicians.
Packaging philosophies guide AFP through stormy economic seas
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Packaging philosophies guide AFP through stormy economic seas

By modifying used packaging machinery and combining production runs, American FlexPack cost-effectively produces single-use packs for its customers.
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Tropicana is first U.S. brand to be Carbon Trust-certified

Carbon footprint certification gives PepsiCo a benchmark for greenhouse gas reduction.
Compact blow molder
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Compact blow molder

A linear blow molder from Sidel produces flat bottles and complex shapes in PET, at speeds to 5,600 bottles/hr. Uses a Compact™ Preferential heating system, and permits fast changeovers with minimal down time.
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Norland International: Small-bottle PET blow molders

Norland International’s Freedom Series small-bottle blow molders are now capable of processing the new 26.7 mm preforms.
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Where there is a downturn, there is opportunity

Where there is a downturn, there is opportunity I am fortunate that occasionally I can catch up on paperwork while working in my office at home.
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Delivering the best product at the lowest cost

Want to cut product or packaging costs? Whether you make or package the product, look for what you don’t know. Opportunities exist to impact the bottom line.
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Putting sustainability into practice

Fresh milk, writing instruments, table salt, household cleaners, and guacamole—sustainable packaging initiatives are taking root in all five sectors.
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Keener focus on structural design: the shape of things to come?

Color is king in packaging’s visual hierarchy. But shape, a strong No. 2, might be on the verge of a breakthrough. Shape speaks the ‘language of credibility’ in a holistic design.
Machine Product Brief
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Norland International: PET blow molder

Norland International’s easy-to-use Freedom™100 stretch blow molder system allows small bottling operations to manufacture their own bottles on-site.
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Matthews Marking Systems: OEM ink-jet controller

Matthews Marking has introduced the I-MARK™ V84i, an OEM version of the company’s newest DOD ink-jet printing controller.
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Sustainability's impact on machine design

Packaging machinery OEMs are finding that when it comes to sustainable packaging, they can help customers accomplish goals just as surely as suppliers of packaging materials can.
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Pack Expo---a spotlight on green

Change, Innovation, and Sustainability are the key themes of this year’s Conference at Pack Expo. But conference speakers will shine the brightest spotlight on sustainability.

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