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Palletizer offers increased speed...see it in action! >>

New low level palletizer delivers reliable performance with increased speeds making it a solid choice for your packaging line.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

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.


HP Series packaging tape performs reliably down to the core >>

You're demanding and you know the value of uptime. It's why Shurtape® is made to uncompromising standards. Our HP Series packaging tape installs easily and works flawlessly to the core – to meet the demands of those who know that good enough isn't. Shurtape keeps your lines at peak production.


A complete range of hot melt tanks designed for the most demanding applications >>

The FlexMelt system is a high capacity multi-pump hot melt delivery melter configurable to nearly any medium to high demand adhesive application. With digital motor speed control and capability of up to 4 pumps, it can be used for packaging, pot filling, labeling, coating and non-wovens adhesive applications.

Valco Melton

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.


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September 2012

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Lead Off

 A fascinating—if sobering—white paper came out this spring titled "Developing & engaging the manufacturing workforce."

First Person

  In this Q&A, pharmaceutical packaging consultant Ed Smith of Packaging Science Resources discusses training, education, and the importance of seasoned professionals contributing to industry.

Legal Side

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

Academic Angle

  Among the keynote presenters at the recently concluded 18th IAPRI World Packaging Conference at Cal Poly State University was Dr. Michael Okoroafor, vice president for Global Packaging Innovation and Execution at H.J. Heinz Co. He provided a unique outlook on global packaging trends for food and beverage.

Greener Package

  Green Up Street, which runs the Green Up Street Network, a group of suppliers that specializes in cartons and boxes made from agricultural byproducts, recently uncovered some interesting insights regarding consumers' acceptance of packaging made from alternative materials when it conducted tests using a cereal box made from sugarcane bagasse versus a traditional paperboard cereal box.

  From automatic case erecting to robotic case packing and robotic palletizing, the new end-of-line automation at this Ontario food manufacturer is a quantum leap forward.

  Lucky Cookie's founder will definitely attend Pack Expo International 2012 this October. His last trip to the show resulted in a purchase that has boosted his young company's growth significantly.

  Signature Seasonings prints PET bottles with a digital thermal ink-jet printing system whose cartridges carry a break-through solvent ink.

 Excelline Foods launched its new ready meals by installing a thermoforming machine and feeding it a forming web lamination whose core layer is a corn-based biopolymer.

  Bay State Milling adopts versatile, low-maintenance palletizer and stretch hood packaging system to secure pallet loads of bagged grain products.

  Colorful, flexible bag created for new 100% SuperNaturalTM popcorn provides product freshness, while providing enticing, high-quality graphics.

  Universal Lubricants re-refines oil products and re-defines packaging parameters for this market segment.

  Walgreens donates 375,000 doses that UPS air-ships more than 9,000 miles in five days through five countries, maintaining mandatory 2° to 8°C temperatures through a range of climates.

  Resources are being stretched so thin, hoping for another California delay is not going to cut it.

  Where it stands today, what meds are exempt, and what companies have promised to make the date requirements on the pending law.

Shelf Impact!

  Clear brand storytelling, through the integration of package structure, graphics, and brand proposition, make these personal care and OTC packs winners in innovation.

Cover Story

  Ciao Bella Gelato uses ‘survival of the fittest’ testing method to evaluate 6.7 million design concepts that take its award-winning package design to the next level.

Shelf Impact!

  New easier-to-pour, easier-to-store, more supply chain-efficient bottle for SunnyD gallon positions packaging as a value-added asset for both the consumer and brand owner.

  Wild Goose Engineering may be new to the packaging machinery manufacturing game, but its MC-250 system for canning of craft brews is hitting on all cylinders.

  In what may be a world’s first, Coca-Cola Bottling Egypt has launched a 300-mL hot-filled PET bottle that has fruit chunks and juice yet requires no refrigeration.

  Packaging addresses nonadherence by staying with patients and/or caregivers, and building outward with other tools that link to or key off the package.

  Hot brands in the beverage category are driving growth at this California contract bottler, where a new line handles CSD or still beverages in a variety of sizes at 600 bottles/min.

Professional Perspective

  As a packaging professional with more than 40 years of experience in package design and development, all of the large consumer product companies I have been associated with have faced many design challenges in making sure each package had the best appearance possible at retail, yet also conveyed a quality product to consumers.

Upcoming events:

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

Interphex Puerto Rico
Attend the Caribbean's premier event for life sciences manufacturing, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Jose, PR, October 4-5.

InterBev 2012
Attend North America's premier beverage event featuring 250 exhibitors and 2500 attendees at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV, October 16-18.

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.

FREE Chicago Restaurant Guide for PACK EXPO! >>

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BON APPETIT! If you're visiting Chicago for PACK EXPO International, download this valuable resource for selecting a dining place. This guide includes over 80 eateries categorized by cuisine, and includes locations, specialties, price ranges, etc.

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