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NEW 4-Step Design for Sustainability Process Saves Money AND the Environment! >>

Download this third-party, peer-reviewed white paper from Dordan to learn how to design more sustainable packaging with 4 simple steps!

Dordan Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Automation Failures - Prevent Costly Line Shutdowns >>

By analyzing our customers packaging lines, we have been able to reduce costs when our process focused approach merges with certain production requirements.

Plastic Ingenuity

No trays, no problem. >>

Intralox ARB® technology conveys challenging film-only multipacks at high-throughput rates without jams or product damage.


How support and field service works for inspection equipment >>

Watch this short, engaging video that describes how Thermo handles customer support and field service for checkweigh, metal detection and x-ray equipment.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Your Playbook for Healthcare Logistics >>

New! Creating more efficient and agile supply chains. We picked the brain of leading supply chain experts to compile this must-have, 40-page PDF e-book jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.


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December 2011

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 Oriflame Cosmetics needed a p-s label that could carry lots of info without costing too much or adding unacceptably to the solid waste stream. Superpeel was just the ticket.

The Legal Side

 In the continuing saga of the development of government policies about nanotechonolgy, the biggest recent news comes out of Europe.

Greener Package

 Columbia University study funded by ACC calculates the energy and electricity potential available from the nonrecycled plastics currently disposed of in U.S. landfills.

 Vf/f/s pouch machine allows HR Pharmaceuticals to launch a sachet version of its medical and personal lubricants.


 Flush with data on what consumers want, food packaging developers are answering the call by harnessing complementary processing and packaging technologies.

 Machine modifications and facility-wide organization help the Lighthouse for the Blind’s visually impaired employees fulfill orders for government and corporate customers.

 A trial installation of ink-jet printers that rely on a piston pump system for ink circulation led quickly to widespread use at the Suter Co.

 Design challenges include meeting operational requirements for ‘hundreds of bottlers’ and creating a new shape using the same lightweight preform for sustainability.

 PET bottles for Beam's spirits bring a revamped packaging line to the Frankfort, KY, plant. Unscrambler, vision inspection, and wraparound case packer are all new.

 'Rock-steady' pallet stacks and use of readily recyclable bags win over customers.

The Insiders

 What draws students into packaging programs in the first place?



MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference

Showcasing the latest equipment and technology innovations for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, the expo will include over 500 exhibits and an educational conference. February 6 - 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Upcoming events:

Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack-Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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