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Sponsors January 18, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Food processing - Packaging - Lab equipment
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Surplus Equipment to the ongoing needs of ConAgraFoods

  • Bidding January 13-27, 2011
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  • Equipment located at in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan

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Arctic Robotic Design Guide >>

How can you increase the productivity of your freezer, lower operation and labor costs without sacrificing product quality? Read the arctic robot design guide to learn how.

KUKA Robotics

Video shows robotic loading/unloading of sealed meal trays into retort system >>

See how this robotic retort loading and unloading system for 10-oz meal entrees increase line capacity and efficiency.


Video shows combo palletizer and stretch wrapper for soft drinks >>

Watch ARPAC's combination palletizer and stretch wrapper palletize and wrap completed trays of soft drinks. Rugged automated system can either column-stack or cross-stack.


Understanding the basics of automatic pressure sensitive labeling methods >>

Download this white paper from Label-Aire for a comprehensive primer on selecting an automated pressure-sensitive labeling machine. Compares and contrasts the three fundamental types of technologies: wipe-on, air-blow and tamp-blow.



Stonyfield moves market forward with PLA yogurt cup

In a first for dairy, Stonyfield uses PLA to produce f/f/s yogurt cups, resulting in 48% less GHGs than the HIPS packaging it replaces; offsets support non-GM0 corn production.

Pharmaceutical packaging put through paces in simulated environment

Medical device professionals and healthcare practitioners get "immersed" in packaging during simulated ER and OR environments....

Top 10 Greener Package stories for 2010

Articles dealing with end-of-life packaging solutions—primarily compostability, biodegradability, and recyclability—top the list of most-viewed stories in 2010....

Market sizzle for bacon pack evaluated through eye tracking

Eye-tracking research can validate the emotional cues of a label design before an expensive investment is made to bring a new package design to market....

Speedy sleeve applicators step up production for PepsiCo Beverage Mexico

Four new sleeve applicators at two PepsiCo Beverage Mexico plants accommodate high-speed, quick-changeover requirements....


Packaging in the baking aisle

Jim Butschli reports on novel approaches to packaging that he's been noticing in the supermarket baking aisle.

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Innovation Starts At ProMat® 2011

See and compare solutions for your manufacturing and supply chain operations and network with your peers at ProMat 2011—March 21-24, 2011 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Discover equipment and systems solutions. Learn about the latest innovations. Explore 700 exhibits and 80 Education Sessions.

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Upcoming Events:
ARC's World Industry Forum
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Marriott, Orlando, FL. ARC's World Industry Forum focuses on business challenges and winning strategies. It provides the ideal environment for executives to collaborate, share ideas, and find new ways to attack their most pressing problems, from February 7-10.
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. Find new equipment, technology, and materials to lower costs, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies, from February 8-10.
Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, AZ. A packed business agenda, networking, and social and recreational events will make this Annual Meeting CPA's best, from February 24-27.
Sustainable Packaging Symposium
Hyatt Regency Chicago, IL. Sustainable Packaging Symposium, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability, will examine the pivotal role of packaging in implementing sustainability across businesses' supply chains, from March 16-18.


Is your package an AmeriStar winner?

If your package in 2010 went beyond owner expectations, increased sales, boosted brand image, showcased innovation, new material technologies or resulted in cost savings, submit an entry to the AmeriStar Awards Program! Act soon ... entry deadline is January 31.

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