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Sponsor: Automated Packaging Systems May 12, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

AirPouch® Protective Packing Solutions – Low Maintenance, High Yield & Earth Friendly >>

Automated Packaging Systems provides quality void-fill air pillow, bubble and tube on-demand systems. Versatility, lower shipping costs, and flexibility from knifeless, compact tabletop units to integrated systems. More material per box for higher yield and film types including biodegradable and recycled materials.

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New! AirPouch® FastWrap™ Systems for Convenient, On-demand Bubble and Tube Packing >>

AirPouch® FastWrap™ systems offer less maintenance, faster packing & fewer changeovers for bubble and tube packing. These tabletop, all-electric systems are knifeless with 1,750 feet of material per box for more yield. Standard, premium and biodegradable film types available for short or long term distribution cycle

Automated Packaging Systems

Get virtually maintenance-free operation with the AirPouch® Express 3™ >>

The Express 3 is the first pre-formed air pillow system that doesn't require a knife. This compact, tabletop unit provides on-demand, easy-to-use air pillows for high packing productivity and reduced shipping costs. Biodegradable and recycled films for environmentally friendly, void-fill packing. See Video.

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EarthAware™ Biodegradable & Recycled Air Pillows, Bubbles and Tubes >>

EarthAware Biodegradable and Recycled AirPouch products provide superior seals and puncture resistance for durability and reliable air retention. The convenient, boxed material is easy to handle and dramatically reduces storage while providing cleaner handling & excellent product visibility.

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Seventh Generation innovates with molded-pulp pack

Holding 50 oz of laundry detergent, this molded-pulp bottle—recyclable and compostable—is actually a shell with an LDPE liner inside that holds the product.

Production efficiency at GSK climbs with custom filling system

Single-use dosing system at GlaxoSmithKline eliminates the risk of cross-contamination and speeds production start-up time....

Are the vultures circling your plant?

Two big factors contribute to plant closings, says manufacturing expert Keith Campbell: greed and the failure to recognize and act upon disruptive technology....

Korean company adds aseptic f/f/s for soup cups

Pulmuone, a major Korean food company, has installed an aseptic form/fill/seal machine for its range of microwavable, thermoformed soup cups (ready meals) that will contain soups with meat and vegetables....

PET wine bottle takes off with Air Transat

Canadian supplier of fine wines Societe de Vin Internationale launches a 1-L PET barrier bottle for its wine brands that quickly takes flight with Air Transat airlines....


Greener package for calcium supplement

Anne Marie Mohan examines a full-bodied shrink sleeve labeled container for GlaxoSmithKline calcium supplements that requires significantly less packaging materials.

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Healthcare Packaging Conference


Transforming Pharmaceutical Production with Continuous Manufacturing

Learn how to bring pharmaceuticals to market faster ... experience more energy-efficient production, cost savings and enhanced quality control. Hear James Evans of The Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing discuss a process that offers huge benefits for today's manufacturers, at the Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops on May 26 in Princeton, NJ.

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Upcoming Events:

Interpack 2011: Processes and Packaging
Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany. Messe Düsseldorf North America. Phone: 312/781-5180, held May 12-18.

Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ. Healthcare Packaging Conference & Workshops, produced by Healthcare Packaging magazine, will feature operational and package design strategies for pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, May 26.

Flexible Playbook


Flexible packaging project in the works?

New! Download this free, 84-page Flexible Packaging Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Whether your job involves machinery engineering, package design, package development, or production, download this playbook now.

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