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Sponsors: October 2012

Case erecting speeds to 55 cpm...A-B-C's M450 case erector/sealer >>

Case erector delivers speed, durability and reliability and provides square, well-sealed cases to high speed packaging lines.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

Our commitment: tomorrow's inkjet delivered today >>

The 9232 continuous inkjet delivers optimal, transparent marking and coding management, due to improved cost control, reduced waste, eco-friendly ink options, enhanced printing performance and more reliable day-to-day operation. Click here and watch the video.


NEW Kallfass Servo Packer 500 >>

This NEW wrapper was built and designed to run with PLA films. So far, these very brittle films could not be used on conventional side sealers or forming plow machines. With the Servo Packer, these challenges are no longer an issue. Click to learn more.


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.

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Thermo Scientific will host Learning Theater in Booth S-1230 at PACK EXPO >>

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October 2012

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Lead Off

 I've said more than once in this space how inspired I am by supplier/customer partnerships.

What's New

  Scotts creates a no-mess, no-guesswork lawn spreader that works with pouched lawn-care products that snap into place and provide controlled-flow dispensing.

First Person

  Following the release of computer giant Dell's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report in July, Oliver Campbell, Dell's director of procurement, discussed the company's initiatives around packaging, in particular its use of bamboo and mushroom-based packaging.

Legal Side

  Packagers have long been champions of packaging, but they are not the only ones who want packaging to be well-regarded.

Greener Package

  The number is a seven percentage-point increase over 2010 and marks solid progress toward the industry's goal of a 75% recycling rate.

  A record 24 countries were represented at the recently completed IAPRI World Packaging Conference as this year's host, the Packaging Program at Cal Poly, celebrated its 25 anniversary.

  Swedish sea food packer Leröy Smogen Seafood AB has developed a unique sliced salmon pack that is produced on a modified-atmosphere line.

  The use of a peel-and-reclose packaging system for Walkers Shortbread cookies creates convenience for today's on-the-go consumer and extends product's shelf life.

 A new brand from Burt's Bees puts the focus on fragrance and targets a younger female consumer through bright, contemporary graphics and fun product personalities..

  ABVI installs vacuum conveyor and auger filler to fulfill government contract or bio-based soaps.

  When Pack Expo International comes to Chicago October 28 to 31, it does so in record-setting style, and its Lecture Series features Dennis Miller and James Carville.

Special Report

  User pull for printed electronics and e-packaging is beginning to heat up, and as it does, this nascent technology could transform the world of consumer packaged goods products.

  OEE helps a plant wring more production out of existing equipment without the need to invest in new machines or personnel. So why are many users not getting full value ?from their OEE investment?

  One of Italy's leading manufacturers of packaging machinery, MIMI Srl, has incorporated high-accuracy servo drives from Control Technologies for its latest MITO shrink wrapper.

Special Report

  Packaging World teamed up with DuPont Packaging's Global Marketing group to develop ?a survey asking what's shaping packaging today and what will shape it in 2022.

  Kelley Foods confidently combats metal, bone, stone, glass, or plastic contaminants in a full range of shipping case sizes.

  Latest-generation thermal transfer printers and case corner label printers/applicators enhance product identification efficiencies.

  More than a gimmick, Stacked Wines' new single-serve PET packaging uses proprietary technology to deliver convenience, a longer shelf life, and a premium wine-drinking experience.

  Only 50% of new package designs provide a notable improvement over existing packaging. This article pinpoints common missteps, and provides tips on successful redesign.

  By yoking together the priming, printing, and finishing stations of its digital printing operation in one integrated line, ILS gains significant manufacturing efficiencies.

  Retailers can no longer focus just on selling someone else's products. Today the focus is on selling your own brands. Here are some tips on managing private-label packaging design.

  Credit card-sized packs offer portability for powdered meds that are delivered sublingually.

Upcoming events:

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.

Used Packaging Equipment from Loeb

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Thousands of items in-stock & ready to ship! Loeb is your source for quality liquid & powder packaging equipment including: Bottle Unscramblers, Cappers, Case or Tray Erectors, Checkweighers, Feeders, Fillers, Form Fill and Seal, Labelers and Wrappers.


ProMat 2013

ProMat 2013: One show, infinite possibilities

ProMat® 2013 is the must-attend event for manufacturing and the supply chain. In Chicago, on January 21-24, leading innovators will showcase solutions for enhancing efficiency and productivity.

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