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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.
Digital labels enhance sales samples
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Digital labels enhance sales samples

Freudenberg Household Products uses digitally printed labels to bring a retail-ready appearance to sales samples of its new Professional line of cleaning products.
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The medium is the message

The need to produce lower-weight, yet strong, corrugated board requires innovation up and down the value chain—innovation that has been lacking in North America.
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Albany goes biodegradable

In South Africa, Tiger Brands has taken what it believes is a giant green leap by converting all its bread packaging to ‘degrade-to-water’ biodegradable film.
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Measurable success on the sustainability front

To paraphrase poet Robert Frost, we’ve miles to go before we’re green. But look at the progress we’ve made in the few short years sustainability has been on the front burner.
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Sustainability news & events

 Noteworthy Items Gleaned from World News.
Machine Product Brief
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Schober USA, Inc: Die cutting, creasing & punching module

Schober USA's in-line die cutting, creasing and punching machine technology can be used on a wide variety of paperboard or films.
Totally tubular bag converting
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Totally tubular bag converting

Get an inside look at Coating Excellence Intl.'s innovative converting process that uses a seamless tube of woven-mesh film to produce a bag that's durable, attractive, and economical for pet food.
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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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