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interpack insights

The buzz at the über-sized interpack packaging show in Germany included integration, function-block technology, Rx ‘pens,’ simplicity, esthetics, and concern for machinery ‘made in China.’
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Need for automation continues to grow!

Newly designed automation saves both time and money.
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X-ray inspector

INTERPACK : Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray held the European launch of its new series 10 X-ray inspection system at interpack 2005.
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Bossar USA Inc: Bossar USA Inc: Retort pouch filler/sealer

Bossar has introduced the model BLR 3000 PMP fill seal retort pouch system, offering the flexibility to run small retail pouches as well as institutional-size pouches.
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DVT Corporation: Machine vision software

DVT’s Intellect machine vision software has been upgraded to combine powerful new algorithms with a simplified user interface designed to be set up and operated by plant-floor technicians.
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An update on RFID at HP

Hewlett-Packard is both a provider and user of RFID technology.
New packaging methods drive the need for contract packaging. Candy in blister packs represents a new format for candy packagers
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6 Tactics That Make Contract Packaging Work

The right answers to key questions reduce the risk of surprises when contract packaging appears to be the right option
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COOL labeling adjustments requested

The Food Marketing Institute has asked the U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture to make further adjustments to its Interim Final Rule for mandatory country-of-origin labeling of fish and shellfish.
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Top-Seal Corporation: Top-Seal Corporation: Top-Seal Corporation: 360-degree label inspection

ICS Inex Inspection Systems introduces its Gemini 3D non-contact label inspection system that utilizes new 3-D virtual imaging technology to confirm product attributes of rigid containers with round or cylindrical shapes.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific: New checkweighers

Thermo Electron has introduced the GP-275 and GP-Pharma to its checkweigher line. Running at speeds to 250 ppm, the GP-275 is a more durable checkweigher for the food packaging industry and offers greater package width capability with a 275 mm belt.
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The machine factor in flexible packaging

What flexible package designers should know about packaging machinery.
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Explore new controls technologies

Engineers, managers, and machine builders designing control and measurement systems will benefit from the insight of leading industry experts as part of the first-ever Automation Developers Forum.
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SouthPack and more

SouthPack plus the co-located Design & Manufacturing South and the Plastec South serve up information and technology to the expanding Southeast region.
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Scrutinizing supplements

A troubling report from the Institute of Medicine, a Congressional information resource in Washington, has squarely put the spotlight on the lack of regulation of dietary supplement products.
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Uniform compliance date

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has established January 1, 2008, as the uniform compliance date for new food labeling regulations issued between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2006.

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