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Survey sheds light on controls in packaging

Both those who build and those who buy packaging machinery talk with PW about a controls and integration study done for the Packaging Automation Forum.
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FKI Logistex: Rfid-Enabled Palletizer

FKI Logistex® has added new design and interface options for its popular A-780 case palletizer to increase the machine’s capacity and value in low- to mid-speed palletizing applications.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Corner-Wrap Labeler

Weber Marking Systems has introduced its Model 5200 Corner-Wrap label printer/applicator, combining high-quality label printing with a specially designed label applicator that affixes a single label around the corner of a case.
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Packaging And Prescription Drug Plans

Understanding the complexities and choices regarding senior drug plans continues to perplex many Americans. But what, if any, impact do these plans have on packaging?
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Green means go buy!

Green signals healthy foods at Sainsbury’s in the U.K.
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Considering packaged product security

How does the need to better protect your product impact your packaging design?
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Ingraining Whole Grains

FDA draft guidance ignites debate on package claims regarding the use of whole-grain claims.
GRIPPING PERFORMER. The four-axis case-packing robot's custom end effector lifts and places industrial filters as a group into t
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Robots a perfect fit for packaged solution

Robots handle primary and secondary packaging on a customized turnkey line that collates, cases, labels, and palletizes industrial filters.
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Pet Bottle Brings Production Ease To Co-Packer, Design Benefits To Marketer

Panel-less bottle’s smooth sidewall enables H.A. Rider to apply labels in registration. MD Drinks avoids the ‘crinkly’ label look on its Urban Detox beverage line.
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No More Delays For Drug Pedigree Requirement

“While the new pedigree requirements will become effective on December 1, 2006, and RFID is an excellent way to comply with those requirements, FDA is not specifically mandating the use of RFID.”
Sonoco
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Around The Industry

Sonoco opens innovation center near P&G in Cincinnati Major consumer products manufacturers say they would be served more efficiently if their outsourcing partners located either adjacent to the product manufacturer’s facilities or in transportation hubs.
Many of Assemblies Unlimited's packaging projects require hand assembly because of custom packaging requirements that are cost-p
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Dimensions Of Turnkey Service: The'General Contractor'

Assemblies Unlimited positions itself as the ‘point’ for entrepreneurial marketers, using a national network of suppliers to deliver services from design to logistics.
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The looming impact of integration, WiFi, RFID

Technological advances have already driven dramatic improvements in manufacturing.
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Medical label design and production

PRISYM ID Inc.’s Medica software is developed to meet the FDA’s current requirements, in particular, 21 CFR Part 11 rules regarding electronic records and signatures.
Laser coder. A laser coder marks a carton containing a solid-dose pharmaceutical product.
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Laser coders efficiently hit their targets

A trio of laser coders give contract packager Reed-Lane Inc. the flexibility it needs to print on multiple substrates for its pharmaceutical customers.

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