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High-speed parts bagging with 100% QC
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High-speed parts bagging with 100% QC

Model T-1000 from Advanced Poly-Packaging offers parts bagging to 100 cycles/min. Shown with UC-2400 Vibratory Parts Counter that handles parts up to 4-in. dia; thermal-transfer print handles product data plus logos and bar codes; and Model US-4000 Rotary Checkweigh Scale for 100% QC inspection.
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Light-weight plastic container handling at 525/min
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Light-weight plastic container handling at 525/min

Nalbach Engineering Co., Inc. demonstrates high-speed container handling with a line anchored by the NECOSORT-III High-Speed Plastic Bottle Unscrambler that uses only two moving parts and is capable of handling lightweighted bottles.
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Flexible filling line handles beverages at 80 bottles/min
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Flexible filling line handles beverages at 80 bottles/min

Fully integrated filling line allows supplement and sports nutrition co-packer All American Pharmaceutical to meet the demand for its homeopathic and RTD sports and nutrition beverages and concentrates.
Machine Case Study
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Drying up moisture difficulties

 Brewer installs high-speed blowers and air knives to cut capping and labeling problems.
News
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DPT, Med-Health Pharma shed light on authentication solution

A pervasive air of secrecy makes trends in brand protection tough to track. But the following two pharmaceutical-based authentication efforts by DPT Laboratories and Med-Health Pharma shed light on some of the solutions being explored to combat counterfeiters, diverters, and gray marketers who appear to be broadening their horizons. (Alan Green, logistics director for DPT Laboratories, will discuss how the contract developer, manufacturer, and packager is implementing brand-protection strategies at the Brand-Protection Packaging Forum May 5, 2009 in Chicago.)
Perfecting pasta packaging
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Perfecting pasta packaging

A line at Barilla's greenfield plant in Avon, NY, features a cartoner and two case packers. 
Costco snack pack operations
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Costco snack pack operations

Costco’s in-house production for tubed snacks relies on three f/f/s units and four pick-and-place robots to produce a 24-count variety pack.
Feature Article
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Pharma packaging demand to rise: report

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging—a strong area of growth and opportunity for contract packaging—will increase in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by 5.5% annually to $16 billion in 2012.
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Wireless comes to packaging

Used for a decade in things like warehousing or petrochemicals, where long distances make wired connections inefficient, wireless is now surfacing in packaging.
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Authentication--are brands under siege?

A pervasive air of secrecy makes trends in brand protection tough to track. But three authentication efforts shed light on some of the solutions being explored.
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Economic concerns battle convenience for supremacy

Escalating oil costs have an impact on both packagers and consumers, driving new food and beverage packaging trends. But convenience is still top-of-mind for many.
Machine Product Brief
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Machine produces package/utensil in one

Optima Packaging Group's SnapSil 400 packaging machine combines disposable cutlery with the package.
New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies
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New servo capper suits mail order pharmacies

At $44.6 billion in 2007, mail order is the #2 sales channel for prescription drugs in the US according to IMS Health.
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Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production
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Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production

Super quick-changeover nail-polish packaging lines help OPI keep cranking out the colors. Custom cartoners complement high-speed filling.
High-capacity line supports sweetener launch
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High-capacity line supports sweetener launch

A breakthrough all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener from Cargill, Truvia is packed in a unique, hooded carton on a custom line that produces nearly 300 million sachets/year.

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