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Sponsors: November 2012

Compact case erector delivers speeds to 40 cpm >>

Workhorse machine with high speed, mechanical operation and servo sealing ram for top performance.

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.


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

Desiccant placing made easy >>

Dispensing desiccant, oxygen absorbers or other pouches has never been so easy and productive for line operators. With one touch of a color display screen, the AZCO VIP-100 threads and cuts material, adjusts discharge height and your packaging line is off to the races.


Checkweigher with new filler feedback technology reduces giveaway for costly toppings >>

Download this application brief to learn about a new servo-based filler feedback technology available for checkweighers that can save money by limiting giveaway of costly food toppings. Provides precision feedback to upstream filling, slicing, cutting, or dosing equipment.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Magazine Cover
November 2012

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Lead Off

 It was Karaoke time and Springsteen was in the air on our houseboat dinner cruise of Tokyo Bay when I was reminded how lucky I am to be part of the international packaging community.

What's New

  New package graphics showcase five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills taught by the $790 million girl-led business.

First Person

  As production manager at contract manufacturer Doppel Farmaceutici in Cortemaggiore, Italy, Sabina Gualazzini spends a lot of time thinking about packaging machinery and materials. Here she shares a few of her thoughts on the topic.

Legal Side

  People want to be up on things, and so do government agencies, which would rather be perceived as relevant and useful than not.

Academic Angle

  Pack Expo has become a vital part of our educational curriculum.

Greener Package

  FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit offers attendees glimpse at future trends and discusses how sustainability and supply chain collaboration can be used to address these changes.

  Job tracking software saves 20 hours per week in labor and $15,000 per year in operating costs.

Cover Story

  Vaska Home Products heightens brand identity and lowers printing expenses and inventory requirements by opting for transparent in-mold labeling technology.

  Because the world's supermarkets want their single-serve coffee capsules packaged in such a wide variety of formats, this Italian coffee marketer opted for maximum versatility.

  Concerns arise over the potential migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons into food from recycled paperboard packaging. What can we do as an industry to address the issue?

  A specially designed 12-count corrugated case for small-volume winery Terrien provides a more sustainable packaging solution through a sophisticated, sturdy structure.

Special Report

  Summit Media’s Packaging World magazine has announced the Category Leaders of the 2012 Leadership in Packaging program.

  Global harmonization efforts involve complexities such as meeting country-specific regulatory needs and optimizing shipping logistics and packaging—all while focusing on the patient.

  This Florida grower and shipper looked high and low for an automated method of marking palletized cases of produce. Finally, it built its own.

  Bringing packaging to the product development process benefits package design, patient compliance, and patent expiry issues.

  Automated storage and retrieval design helps Catalent Pharma Solutions handle up to 630 pallet moves per day in and out of 19,000 pallet locations at its Philadelphia facility.

  New cup sleeve allows for reduction in material and greater PCR material, with no degradation in quality, through proprietary adhesive/converting technology.

  Packaging components can help deter counterfeiting, but a deeper understanding of the threat is necessary to develop packaging strategies. Here are four steps to help meet the threat.

Shelf Impact

  A complete redesign of the packaging graphics for the Feosol brand of iron supplements brings a modern, feminine touch to the line and makes the three-formula portfolio easier to shop.

Shelf Impact

  Packaging for ultra-premium headphones uses simplicity to convey quality of the product inside.

Upcoming events:

Emballage 2012
This year's Emballage international packaging exhibition opens at Paris Nord Villepint, France, November 19-22.

Winter Fancy Food Show
The Winter Fancy Food Show invites attendees to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, business ideas and solutions from industry experts. This year's show will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, January 20-22.

Discover the latest solutions to move your business forward as the industry's leading innovators showcase their manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment and systems at Chicago's McCormick Place, January 21-24.


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.

Free registration >>

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