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SPONSORS: April 18, 2012 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Cleaner seals: Improve OEE with ultrasonic technology from Triangle >>

Triangle‘s X-Series Bagger meets USDA/3A Sanitation Standards, and offers optional Ultrasonic welding technology. Visit as at the United Fresh Show -- Booth 12322 -- or to learn how we can help you reduce material, energy, and maintenance costs while improving production and product quality.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

Building brand equity through print technology >>

Blue Diamond® Growers wanted to induce trial and leverage brand equity as it expanded its offerings into the almond butter category with six new SKUs. A decoration change to pressure-sensitive, litho-printed labels versus traditional flexography, delivered shelf performance and more than $10k in prepress cost savings.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

Norwood’s stick pack printer solution >>

Norwood's Thermal Pak® TP41000 offers multi-lane thermal transfer printing solutions. Single platform mount, up to 14 thermal heads, and a single 4000' ribbon supply reel offers optimal uptime and fast changeovers. Print speeds up to 175mm/sec. Ideal for stick packs and sachet packs on both VFFS and HFFS applications.

Norwood Marking Systems

The next generation of cold antifog masterbatches for PP sheet extrusion! VF-PO5 >>

For use in either coextruded or monolayer sheet, this innovative product shows exceptional performance by working more rapidly than previous versions. Additionally, VF-P05 is more efficient in reducing condensation, resulting in a clearer, more transparent sheet. VF-P05 is 30% active, making it a cost effective choice.


Touch panel interface packs high performance features >>

Video on Proface HMI modular touch panel Model GP-4000M shows advances in high resolution, communications capabilities, and connectivity options, and enclosure size.

Pro-face America


Reporting on ISTA Forum 2012

This year’s International Safe Transit Association’s Forum on transport packaging was held in Orlando, Florida April 2-5, 2012.

Of presses and peace

The HP Indigo Pre-drupa event March 12-15 in Tel Aviv, Israel, came off without a hitch...

Booming sales brings new processing & packaging

Inventure Foods satisfies demand for kettle-style potato chips with a new seasoning and packaging line designed to even out product flow and maximize efficiency...

Rising responsibilities, rising salaries

Looking at the economy’s impact on packaging careers, an exclusive 2011 IoPP/Packaging World survey finds incomes continue to climb as the workforce is stretched to its limit...

Read ‘em and wonder: FDA enforcement stats are here

Just about every year, when FDA issues its enforcement statistics, interpreters everywhere struggle with the same issue: What can one conclude from these numbers?...

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The Beverage Roundtable: Hold your liquor!
Will the Skinny Girl fade away? Is Absolut a victim of its own success? And what about the cap on that high-touch bottle of Oronoco Rum? They're all great, but if you designed them, would you change anything? Watch, then join the conversation in the comments thread below.
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International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2012
Hosted by AWA Conferences & Events, the two-day forum explores market and technology developments, trends, and issues in the sleeve label industry. The program includes a special pre-conference facility tour of contract packager Verst Group Logistics. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinatti, OH, USA on April 18-19.

NACD 2012 Annual Convention
The National Association of Container Distributors will hold their annual convention at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, April 24-28.



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.

See video update >>

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