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The Corrugated Packaging Alliance is promoting voluntary standards for case dimensions to make handling and shipping case-ready
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Case-ready meat is hitting its stride

As more meat packaging is centralized, processors are finding ways to keep meat fresh longer. But how best accomplish that?
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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.
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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Post Pack Expo observations on machinery developments

Chinna Chinnakaruppan, manager of project engineering at Schering-Plough’s Kenilworth, NJ, plant, talks about recent trends in packaging machinery.

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