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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsors: March 14, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

MultiAxis packaging machines increase profits with SmartMotor™ advanced controls >>

Any SmartMotor can access any I/O or motion control function of any other motor on the network, up to 120 motors over CANbus, operating as one multi-processing, multi-tasking, multi-axis machine. No external controller necessary. Isn't it time to build your packaging machine smarter? See how at

Moog Animatics

Sanitary stainless steel bulk bag filling system >>

This unit features sanitary 304 stainless steel construction with continuous TIG welds and no tube penetrations for quick, thorough wash-down cleaning. An operator simply selects a recipe from the control panel, and presses a single button to initiate the fill cycle.

Material Transfer

The value good buyers can deliver >>

Download this new white paper from Dordan to learn how to develop a customized and competitive purchasing agenda!!!

Dordan Mfg.

Rennco displays vertical pouch pack machine for bulk packing >>

Rennco's Model VerticL-PP packager is ideal for packaging bulk items in a poly bag. The system offers cost savings over pre-made bags. We will be exhibiting the system at two upcoming trade shows - NPE being held in Orlando FL, in April (Booth #2783) and at the German Texcare Show in May (Booth #J48)


Whitepaper: Improve Packaging Performance By Optimizing Product Flow >>

By considering the packaging system as a whole, processors can maximize the output of their FFS machines while maintaining the highest product quality and easing operations.



Beverage packs pour on the innovation

Beverage packaging—including bottles, cans, cartons, and "cuboids"—is the focus of the Shelf Impact! / Dragon Rouge Innovation Survey of package design for the first quarter of 2012. Consistent with the results gleaned from previous surveys, our latest innovation survey rewards those products that have approached innovation from a holistic perspective.

Changing packaging machinery specifications

Packaging machines have gone through three major periods of evolution, as have many end user's strategies for writing packaging machine specifications. Let's explore why you might consider changing your company's specification strategy....

Planters reduces weight with plastic packaging

A move from glass to plastic jars for Planters Dry Roasted Peanut varieties results in 84% less packaging by weight....

Meat pack breakthrough

H.E.B.'s Texas Beef brand capitalizes on a new technology that allows fresh red meat to "bloom" under vacuum skin-packaging conditions....

Packaging helps in identifying counterfeit Avastin

The U.S. FDA on Feb. 14 reported that a counterfeit version of Genentech's (a member company of Roche) cancer treatment medication Avastin was in U.S. distribution. Roche and Genentech noted that they are "implementing special packaging and printing techniques that make counterfeits both more difficult to make and easier to spot." ....

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Robotic cartoner/case packer
From Schneider Packaging Equipment comes a robotic cartoner and case loader that is designed for extreme flexibility.
Upcoming Events:

PLMA's Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference
Change happens! Learn how to make it work for you and your company at PLMA's Annual Conference being held at Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Florida on March 22-25, 2012.

NPE 2012
Plan to attend the International Plastics Showcase, NPE 2012 at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL on April 1-5.

Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012
Join us for sustainability's premiere event, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability (AIChE) April 3-5 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, TX.

International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2012
Hosted by AWA Conferences & Events, the two-day forum explores market and technology developments, trends, and issues in the sleeve label industry. The program includes a special pre-conference facility tour of contract packager Verst Group Logistics. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinatti, OH, USA on April 18-19.



Flexible packaging innovation gallery >>

Looking for flexible packaging innovation? Check out Packaging World's Flexible Packaging Innovation Gallery—quickly browse through hundreds of images in a groundbreaking visual format. New images added monthly!

Exclusively sponsored by: Ampac



Meet some of the world's largest brand owners: General Mills,
Coca-Cola, J & J, Burt's Bees, Ice River Springs on April 3-5 in Houston >>

You won't want to miss hearing from the giants of the consumer brands world at this year's Sustainable Packaging Symposium. Discover packaging's future in the sustainable supply chains of tomorrow. Meet CPG leaders plus retailers Publix, Ahold and Kroger at SPS 2012, April 3-5 in Houston, TX.

Learn more >>

Christina Mavity


Gilchrist & Soames Streamlines Complex Manufacturing Operation with Automation Tools >>

Christina Mavity, of bath and body products manufacturer Glichrist & Soames, will present at The Automation Conference. Learn how Mavity integrated a web-based solution to automate label artwork upload and order management. Join your colleagues at The Automation Conference, May 22-23 in suburban Chicago.

Learn more >>

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