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HEPA filtration on your rinser >>

Now the rinsing environment can be topped off with a HEPA filtration system similarly offered on the filling environment. This added filtration system will provide you with an even higher level of sanitation to extend your products shelf life.

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NEW Kallfass Servo Packer 500 >>

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Video: new high-resolution case coder technology >>

The 5800 large character inkjet printer uses Touch Dry® Hot Melt technology delivering a superior print quality coding solution for your corrugate cases. Hot Melt inks are solvent free and environmentally friendly. Images never bleed or fade, dry on contact and deliver 100% readable, GS1 compliant codes.


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Automatic adhesive filling systems provide consistent adhesive supply >>

Valco Melton's adhesive filling machines automatically administer adhesive into a connected hotmelt tank, avoiding time loss and extra labor costs associated with typical manual refilling operations. Constant refilling avoids charring of the adhesive in the tank for maximum productivity and quality adhesive dispensing.

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April 2012

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Lead Off

 The HP Indigo Pre-drupa event March 12-15 in Tel Aviv, Israel, came off without a hitch.

First Person

 Packaging development manager Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods talks about the importance of relationship building with contract packagers and the challenges of plastic can development.

Legal Side

 Just about every year, when FDA issues its enforcement statistics, interpreters everywhere struggle with the same issue: What can one conclude from these numbers?

Greener Package

  New research on shoppers' buy-in of environmentally friendly packaging shows consumer willingness, but strong confusion over claims.

 A custom-designed corrugated shipping box that showcases the components of's home security systems provides peace of mind to customers..

 Depending on line speeds and label printing requirements, new equipment costs to meet rule could hit $200,000 per line.

 Inventure Foods satisfies demand for kettle-style potato chips with a new seasoning and packaging line designed to even out product flow and maximize efficiency.

Cover Story

 Looking at the economy's impact on packaging careers, an exclusive 2011 IoPP/Packaging World survey finds incomes continue to climb as the workforce is stretched to its limit.

Packaging Controls & Automation

 New leadership from Nestlé and increased participation from a number of other multi-national CPG companies make industry observers optimistic about the OMAC Packaging Workgroup.

Packaging Controls & Automation

 High-efficiency, low-backlash gearboxes deliver precise actuation on this servo-controlled case/tray packer at speeds to 45 cases/min.

  Reformulated vitamin and supplement line replaces Sam's Club Member's Mark line, using package design based on member feedback.

  Pilot Pen installs new blister-making equipment that allows the manufacture of RPET packaging with zero waste for new line of pens made from recycled PET bottles.

 By buying into a buying group, private label food and beverage producer solves packaging problem and saves money.

The Insiders

  Regarding the above headline, most consumers would laugh and not think twice before answering "pizza" as they wait for their Friday-night delivery.

Shelf Impact!

  Bold label graphics refresh for first 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner product helps PERT Plus establish itself as a simple hair-care solution in a sea of micro-segmented products.

Shelf Impact!

  Mentholatum updates the look of its Softlips brand of lip balms to appeal to a more contemporary and sophisticated female consumer, trending toward natural expression.

Featured Video
Package design for wholesome, healthy foods
Eric Zeitoun of Dragon Rouge USA provides examples of packaging for products that represent some of the new food and beverage categories developed to address consumers' concerns with physical and mental health.
Upcoming events:

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.

NACD 2012 Annual Convention
The National Association of Container Distributors will hold their annual convention at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, April 24-28.

The Automation Conference
Three content tracks and keynotes by marketing leading end-users make The Automation Conference the year's best event for manufacturing professionals across all industries. Plan to attend at the Hilton Rosemont, in suburban Chicago on May 22-23.

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Video Update on the packaging automation track at TAC

Packaging Automation Forum is now part of The Automation Conference (TAC), May 22-23 at the Hilton Rosemont. Get up to speed what you'll learn from Coca Cola, Caribbean Foods, Church & Dwight, Nestlé and others via packaging automation sessions at this new event from Packaging World and Automation World.

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