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Seal cases faster and more efficiently >>

Seal cases at top speeds to 75 cpm. Super small footprint (only 10' long) and solid construction make the Model 436 sealer the best choice for your most challenging case sealing requirements.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

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.

Fogg Filler

See how the SD-900 can increase your productivity for FREE >>

The SD-900 Video Trial Program provides a written and video evaluation of your automated adhesive process. The program evaluates the equipment, material(s), and application(s) involved and delivers a comprehensive report, giving you a realistic evaluation of the SD-900 and Glue Dot Brand Adhesives.

Glue Dots International

Looking for a NEW package? Kliklok-Woodman can help! >>

The Vantage Multi-Bag Baler, is commercialized in the Americas! The Vantage provides a "new" much-sought-after presentation for snack food packaging and merchandising: multi-bag bales for snack foods and low density products providing a high pack density or firm bale.

Kliklok-Woodman

Clippard push/pull valves >>

Clippard’s manually-operated Push/Pull spool valves are available in both 3- and 4-way configurations, offer detent or momentary operations, 1/4” NPT ports and multiple mounting options to provide flexibility for unlimited applications.

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.

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May 2012

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Lead Off

 Views from General Mills' Gregg Stedronsky on how packaging professionals need to adapt if they hope to prosper in a world of change and volatility.

First Person

 Senior research analyst and consultant M Sam Vineet of Beroe Consulting, whose U.S. offices are in Cary, NC, shares his thoughts on innovative packaging.

Legal Side

 Cosmetics are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration with the lightest of touches.

Greener Package

  Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012, the second edition of the event, organized by Greener Package and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Institute for Sustainability, held in Houston, TX, in early April focused on packaging’s role in the sustainable supply chain, including the value of the Life Cycle Assessment and on packaging as a tool for reducing food waste.

 Italy's Doppel Farmaceutici has made steady improvements on its twin-lane filling line for a single-dose liquid vitamin. A new filler/plugger/overcapper is the latest arrival.

 High-pressure pasteurization partnership ensures safety of Nature’s Variety’s raw pet food, while catalyzing booming value-added business for cold storage provider.

 International trade fair in Moscow shows packaging growth in Russia, with support from German and Italian machinery suppliers.

 A new Miami, FL, distribution center and dry-bean packing facility produces 1 million cases of bagged beans per year using three fully automated packaging lines.

Controls & Automation

  Now that OPW has transitioned from the ISA/Automation Federation and has a firm friend in the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, leadership thinks it’s time to talk about deliverables.

Controls & Automation

  Based on a design derived from nature, the 'fluidic muscle' is a whole new breed of actuator that could have a big impact on the sealing of flexible films.

 Online ordering, proofing, and graphics asset management system helps streamline label development and production process for personal care maker Gilchrist & Soames.

 A taste of Europe flavored opening day at HealthPack 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Meanwhile, the medical device community and nurses worked to open the lines of communication to address longstanding packaging concerns.

 Starter kits and packs, Walmart’s adherence package, and an innovative Slider Pack earn honors from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

Cover Story

 Oriental Brewery was so pleased with the turnkey, high-speed, highly automated can line it installed last year, it’s installing a near twin this year.

Special Report

 Retail-Ready Packaging continues to pick up steam in the U.S. But concerns about material costs, overall ROI, and packaging line machinability must be reckoned with.

Shelf Impact!

  A brand update, with color cues for flavor, fresh product imagery, and the use of QR codes, gives Pacific Natural Foods' packaging for soup broth and non-dairy beverages a stronger, more uniform appearance on shelf.

Shelf Impact!

  Family vineyard uses subtle symbols in its wine label graphics and logo to express the idea of family and the legacy of its vineyard.

Professional Perspective

  Keeping any group active and functioning is a simple task when approached properly.

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:

IAPRI World Packaging Conference
Join global packaging exports from academia and industry for this educational event at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA on June 17-21.

Summer Fancy Food Show
Attend North America's largest specialty food and beverage event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC, June 17-19.

HBA Global Expo
HBA Global Expo is "Where Beauty Meets Business," taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, June 19-21.

PACK EXPO International 2012
With an expanded focus on processing and integrated processing-packaging systems, PACK EXPO International 2012 offers business solutions to stay ahead of the curve. This year's event is at Chicago's McCormick Place, October 28-31.

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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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