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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSOR: Package Machinery Company, Inc. April 27, 2012 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Different automated wrap methods for consumer products >>

There are different wrap methods and each has benefits and tradeoffs. Examine illustrations of shrink, flow and die fold and overwrap. Be ready to make your selection knowledgeably.

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Introducing at the economical and speedy TFW flowwrapper series >>

The new TFW flow wrappers are designed for easy operation and easy changeover between SKUs. These economical models are great basic machines for varying sizes of products.

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Watch TFW-380 flow wrapper in operation >>

Whether you are wrapping nutritional bars, baked goods or candy, the TFW flow wrappers provide economical operations with easy changeover. See the video.

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FA-ST using waxed paper to overwrap frozen vegetables video >>

The FA-ST can wrap with paper or film. Here using waxed paper, the FA-ST can easily be used to wrap frozen vegetables in boxes. This model is running at 80 packs per minute but can be designed for higher speed operations.

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Why overwrapping is more sustainable, why package >>

Evaluate the alternative costs of wrapping for different wrapping methods: overwrapping vs. flow wrap or shrink wrap. Look at the pictures highlighting the different looks and hear about the different operating costs.

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Packaging helps in identifying counterfeit Avastin

Genentech/Roche using packaging and working with FDA and law enforcement to determine the source of counterfeit cancer med Avastin to help prevent further distribution...

OMAC Packaging Workgroup—Is the Connect-and-Pack message being heard?

New leadership from Nestlé and increased participation from a number of other multi-national CPG companies make industry observers optimistic about the OMAC Packaging Workgroup...

Sam's Club’s introduces Simply Right vitamin line

Reformulated vitamin and supplement line replaces Sam’s Club Member’s Mark line, using package design based on member feedback...

New blister machine makes it easy to BeGreen

Pilot Pen installs new blister-making equipment that allows the manufacture of RPET packaging with zero waste for new line of pens made from recycled PET bottles...

Featured Video
Aseptic pouch packaging at 9,000/hr
At Anuga FoodTec, Ecolean exhibited its EL4 filling machine, which accommodates 200- and 250-mL Ecolean Air Aseptic portion pouches, which feature an air grip for grip n’ pour convenience, easy-open features, and a drinking straw. Benefits of the pack include a light weight, consumer convenience, and a novel appearance on-shelf.


SouthPack 2012

Don't miss EastPack at the NEW location, May 22-24, 2012 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia

As a total resource for packaging professionals, this is an ideal opportunity to meet face-to-face with top suppliers, experience the newest products and equipment, and compare solutions side by side. No matter your industry, you'll find what you need to accelerate your packaging project here.

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Upcoming events:

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.

Find advanced packaging innovations, technologies and solutions at this year's SouthPack, taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, May 2-3.

Luxe Pack New York
The premiere show for creative packaging, Luxe Pack New York will be at the Altman Building/Metropolitan Pavillion, New York, NY, May 16-17.



Keith Campbell presents "Developing a Single Automation Strategy for Process and Discrete Operations"

Automation and integration expert Keith Campbell will present at The Automation Conference on May 22-23 in suburban Chicago. Keith will discuss industrial maintenance and mechatronics engineering technology education for advanced hybrid manufacturing (a blend of discrete, batch and process operations). Plan now to attend!

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