Packaging Logo Forward Button
Flexible Packaging Playbook Strategies
In this newsletter • Case-packer trends • Video: Biodegradable shipper • New Equipment
Red Line
This issue proudly brought to you by:
Rennco VerticL-PP Packaging System
Green Line Image
Some things just fit better in a Some things just fit better in a "Pouch"
Rennco’s Vertic•LPP pouch packing system provides a reliable, versatile cost effective alternative to pre-made bag operations. Rather than counting or bundling by hand, the Vertic•LPP bagging system offers an easy load method for packaging your loose bulk items.
Rennco
Primer: Cost advantages of automated vertical bagging equipment vs manual labor Primer: Cost advantages of automated vertical bagging equipment vs manual labor
This white paper from Rennco spells out drivers for automating bagging operations, spelling out drivers for moving to vertical or horizontal bagging equipment. Paper details costs advantages inherent in vertical baggers, especially with regard to thinner films vs. premade bags.
Rennco
Cost effective bagging of medical/pharmaceutical products Cost effective bagging of medical/pharmaceutical products
Rennco packaging systems offer cost effective bagging solutions for packaging of your medical and pharmaceutical products utilizing centerfolded roll stock material versus pre-made bags.
Rennco
Rennco To Exhibit at Pack Expo
Rennco will exhibit at the upcoming Pack Expo Show being held October 28-31 at McCormick Place, Chicago. Visit us in the ProMach Island - Booth #4016
Rennco

JUNE 27, 2012
Trends in case packing equipment
By Brian Kelly, Contributing Editor
There are a number of trends that are driving the design of modern case-packing equipment:

1. Retail-ready case packing. Originally driven by club stores, secondary packaging that can be deployed right on the retail floor with attractive graphics and tear-away sections or panels has probably been one of the biggest developments in secondary packaging in recent years. The latest challenge is to be able to produce smaller-count cases at higher speeds to maintain processing speeds. Also, using shelf packages with visible product (such as windows or exposed carton corners) requires automated machinery that minimizes surge pressure during packaging. The kind of vacuum used to pick a case up really matters now. Machines cannot mark, mar, or damage the cases in any way, because they’re being used as displays now.

2. Lightweighting. Partly for sustainability reasons but also for cost savings, packagers are seeking to use thinner bags, thinner corrugated board, and thinner cartons. Machines have been redesigned accordingly, handling product a lot more gingerly than they used to, but still at high speeds. End-of-line packaging machines used to be typically fixed-automation machines. But now, to handle the proliferation of container shapes, sizes, and lighter weights, what’s required is more low-pressure conveyance, more customization, servos, and more robotics. Robotics can be more efficient at handling lighter weight packaging because of the amount of pressure and stress put on containers can be more tightly controlled. Pick-and- place robots might be less likely to cause package damage versus more conventional fixed- automation and drop-pack systems.

READ FULL ARTICLE >>
red Line
Get the playbook! Playbook
Packaging World’s free, comprehensive End-of-Line Equipment Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.
Download Now Button
Blue Line Image
Case study
High Liner Foods reels in sustainability savings
North American provider of frozen seafood switches to a mineral-based coating for its cartons that provides greater barrier protection and reduces plastic use by 40,000 lb/yr.
Red Line
Supplier News
Blue Line
EDL appoints Larry Cozine Director of Sales >>
RRP still growing, but hurdles do exist >>
Berkeley Contract Packaging celebrates 20th year >>
New Equipment
MGS Machine Corp Delkor Systems, Inc. POLYPACK Inc
Top load cartoner Robotic loader Corrugated sleeve & shrink system
PDC International Corp EPSON Robots Cobalt Packaging Machinery, L.L.C.
High-speed shrink labeler SCARA robots Collator/case packer for stand-up pouches and bags
Red Line
Cryopak
VIDEO
LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK NORTH AMERICA: Biodegradable shipping system
William Hingle, director of marketing, TCP Reliable, demonstrates TemPak™ + Green, an eco-friendly system from Cryopak. TemPak protects product during shipping and maintains product temperature for 24 hr at 1°C to 10° C. Uses insulation, gel packs, bubble wrap, and a corrugated outer box that all incorporate biodegradable components.
Packaging World Digital Edition App ANNOUNCEMENT
Read Packaging World on your iPad!
Download the Packaging World Magazine app. Manage your issues, read offline, and share content with peers.
Packaging World Digital Edition App

Sponsored by

Pack Expo 2012
Announcement Image ANNOUNCEMENT
Visit Packaging World Marketplace
Tap into the convenience and comprehensive supplier information in this new online directory of packaging machinery and materials. Search over 17,000 products; get pricing and information.
Learn more »
Red Line
Reprint, re-use or license articles from this newsletter »
Red Line Image
The items in the "sponsored links" area are considered sponsored. Packaging World may share your contact information with sponsors as detailed in
our privacy policy, but we will NEVER share your contact information with a sponsor whose content you have not viewed.

You are receiving this email as a Packaging World subscriber or registered Web site user.
This email was sent to %%EMAIL%% by:
Summit Media Group, Inc.
330 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 2401
Chicago, IL 60611
United States of America
Manage preferences     Privacy Policy
Red Line Image