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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsors September 22, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

New partition inserter with dual servo drive. See it in action >>

Delivering top performance and reliability and NO-tools changeover! See how this partition inserter will benefit your packaging line.

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.


Automation Failures - Prevent Costly Line Shutdowns >>

By analyzing our customers packaging lines, we have been able to reduce costs when our process focused approach merges with certain production requirements.

Plastic Ingenuity


Triangle's X-Series VFFS Baggers can meet a wide range of packaging requirements, including high speed applications, Ultrasonic welding, and USDA/3A standards. Run a variety of bag styles - pillow, gusset, flat bottom, zipper bags, and more. Integrate with our InLine Weighers for unmatched accuracy.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

Rennco Model 301SF packager on display at Pack Expo with new and improved features >>

The Rennco packager being displayed at Pack Expo will be equipped with new features, such as: - New film loading design - New trim management system - New one piece seal bar design. Visit Rennco at Pack Expo Las Vegas - Booth C1616



Surge in robotics purchasing cited by new Packaging World survey

For this year's robotics special report, PW decided to put some facts and figures behind the stories of robotics use in the packaging industry, launching a first-ever survey of our readers on this topic. The response was tremendous. More than 900 participants answered our survey, which asked questions about current and future robotics usage, drivers for automation, and perceived challenges for non-users of robotics, among other issues.

U.K. gin brand flies more contemporary flag

For it's 250th anniversary, Greenall's Original London Dry Gin gets modern update, with stylized graphics meant to appeal to a younger generation of gin drinkers.

Global green packaging demand to reach $212 billion in 2015

Above-average demand growth expected in reusable and degradable packaging, although recycled-content packaging will remain the largest product type. according to a new study, "World Green Packaging," from The Freedonia Group.

Weigher/bagger facilitates fancy new petfood bags

At the beginning of 2011, Oxbow Animal Health, Inc. introduced a new, more compact bag style with a stand-up base, reclosable zipper system, and updated, high shelf-impact graphics for its "Essentials" brand of pet foods. To accommodate the new bags, Oxbow wanted a single-source weighing, filling, and bagging system that could easily handle 10- and 5-lb bags and 2-oz treat-bag sizes.

Compliance-prompting packages earn honors

Novartis Pharmaceuticals' Diovan HCT® Shellpak® was named 2010 Compliance Package of the Year at the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council's annual Compliance Package of the Year (CPY) competition.

Featured Video
Impact through simplicity: icons and symbols
Designers Rochelle Martyn and Lisa Simpson of Monday Collective explore how simple, well-executed icons and symbols can help a brand stand out on shelf. Examples include Honeydrop, Target's up & up, Pret, and Pom Wonderful.

Sponsored by Owens-Illinois
Upcoming Events:

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. North America's largest packaging and processing event includes a Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Processing Zone, Brand Zone, Confectionery Pavilion and more, September 26-28.

Cold Chain & Temperature Management Global Forum
This event, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, examines the modern cold chain as well as evolving sectors such as medical devices and diagnostics, generics, APIs, clinical and biologics and cell therapies, September 26-30.

Process Expo
The industry's only single-destination food equipment expo featuring end-to-end food processing and packaging machinery and services across all food sectors, held at Chicago's McCormick Place, November 1-4.



Discover smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing at the 20th Anniversary of Automation Fair® 2011

Automation Fair — the premier automation industry event from Rockwell Automation. Attend in-depth tech sessions, hands-on labs, over 100 exhibits and displays and learn best practices at specialized industry forums. There's no charge to attend!

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