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New Video! ARB singulator delivers high speeds and flexibility >>

Watch this new video of a high-throughput ARB system demonstrating a singulator application. This is a no-changeover system that is highly versatile and accurate.

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VIDEO: Weatherchem's commitment to sustainability >>

At Weatherchem, sustainability initiatives start with our products and represent a corporate-wide commitment from our employees to the community and the environment. Our product design and production processes consider solutions that are both business-friendly and environmentally-friendly.

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Low-cost, wipe-on p-s label applicator >>

This video provides details on Weber Packaging Solutions’ most cost-efficient, wipe-on label applicator. The Alpha Compact unit provides highly-accurate label placement at production speeds up to 164 feet per minute.

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A cool alternative to traditional hot melt can double your mileage >>

Liquamelt adhesive from H.B. Fuller is cool on delivery, hot on demand.

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Packaging line project in the works? >>

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August 2012

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Lead Off

 Collaboration is the powerful force it is because it leverages the strengths of many behind a common goal.

First Person

  Packaging R&D technologist Greg Roskos of Heinz talks about what he sees coming in the world of biopolymers.

Academic Angle

  Despite a barrage of news stories about how bleak the job prospects are for college grads, students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Packaging Design from this institution are busy interviewing and evaluating job offers.

Legal Side

  Scientists have recently determined that there are 10-20 parts per million of freptovin in packaged foods.

Greener Package

  "Sustainable packaging as a term is no longer relevant today as the debate about good vs. bad packaging has moved on."

 Uniquely shaped bottles, screen-printed graphics, stopper corks, and shrink-sleeve neck capsules give Death's Door gin, vodka, and white whisky lively shelf appeal.

Cover Story

  Confectionery, food, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods are just a few of the industries employing robots for their speed, functionality, efficiency, and accuracy.

  Digital thermal ink-jet printing system has brought a sizeable improvement to bag-printing at this North Carolina seed company.

Controls & Automation

  Speed, flexibility, and cost—few machine characteristics are in demand to the extent that these three are. Pattyn meets this trend head on with a PC-based control platform.

  At Odom’s Tennessee Pride, automatic film splicing systems are being added to flow wrapping equipment to boost productivity and reduce film waste.

  Switch to clear PET container and pressure-sensitive label enhances brand image, promotes packaging efficiency, and increases sales for Chinese dishwash detergent.

  Faced with rapid growth—driven by the popularity of its Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce—Ken’s Foods is adding new lines where needed.

  Paying employees to handle at least one assignment in a foreign market pays off for Bosch Packaging Technology.

  Trend reports look ahead to anti-counterfeiting, biotherapeutics, container-sized production, and automation.

Shelf Impact!

  Clean, white bottles and cartons, with bold blocks of color and ingredient imagery, draw consumers to new pure, plant-derived shower and bath products from Yardley London

Shelf Impact!

  Oliver Winery adds a 250-mL aluminum can to its Hard Cider brand, known for its humorous and lively artwork, brightly illustrating fictional tales of Americana.

The Insiders

  The food industry is valued at just over $1 trillion, and half of that is foodservice. Packaging for retail food and beverage is covered very thoroughly by packaging schools and programs.

Upcoming events:

PABS 2012
Attend The Product Authentication & Brand Security Conference located this year in surburban Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, September 10-11.

Labelexpo Americas 2012
Visit with over 400 exhibitors of packaging machinery, materials and technology at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL on September 11-13.

IMLCON & IMDCON 2012
Attend the International In-mold Labeling & Decorating Conference & Exhibition located this year in suburban Chicago, at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, October 4-5.

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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