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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: Automated Packaging Systems October 25, 2011 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Protective Packaging Solutions -To improve the efficiency of your packing operations >>

AirPouch® air pillows offer many advantages over peanut, foam or paper packing materials and available in a variety of sizes and film types. FastWrap™ protective cellular cushions feature our patent-pending, channel-filled, honeycomb pattern that offers maximum protection in wrapping and interleaving applications.

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PS 125 OneStep™ - Designed to bring simplicity and value to hand load packaging >>

The PS 125 bagging systems offer innovative engineering in a simple, tabletop design. The system features a small footprint of 22 x 19 inches and weighs just 82 pounds. The all-electric design does not require compressed air to run, making the unit highly adaptable in a low-to mid-volume production environment.

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AB 180 OneStep™ - Flexible bagging system for order fulfillment applications >>

The Autobag AB 180 OneStep is uniquely designed to provide flexible solutions for dynamic packaging environments, such as mail order fulfillment, short production run, and build-on-demand operations. The AB 180 OneStep prints and indexes in a single-step — virtually eliminating bag waste and product queuing.

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New! Script Pack™ SPrint™ - Fully automated pharmaceutical packaging system >>

The New Script Pack SPrint System scans the products as they are conveyed to the packaging area, sequentially inducting the orders. Then, the system automatically prints and applies the shipping label, prints and loads the Literature Pack insert, verifies and loads the product, then seals the bag and closes the order.

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System-Matched Mail Order and Protective Packaging Materials >>

Automated Packaging Systems offers USPS approved mailbag materials that are durable, secure, have excellent print label adhesion. Autobag® & SidePouch® mailbags are available in a wide range of sizes and feature our exclusive ProGap™ technology with a wider, more circular bag opening for fast and accurate loading.

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Marketing mussels with a microwave boost

Dutch seafood marketer Roem van Yerseke is using microwave pasteurization technology to launch a line of refrigerated ready meals consisting of mussels, vegetables, and seasonings. Fresh mussels have a short shelf life and aren't easy to prepare at home. Microwave pasteurization addresses these issues and provides a 21-day refrigerated shelf life.

Sangria label conveys celebratory mood

Bright colors and flowing shapes help convey a sense of fun and entertainment for a new sangria brand made with organic ingredients.

R&D/co-packer gives startup aseptic brands a hand

Yorba Linda, CA-based Flavours, Inc. is a co-packer of functional foods and nutritional products. Born from the owners' expertise in flavor formulation and high-volume aseptic processing, the company has carved out a unique niche that caters to new product development.

Healthcare packagers' top-10 concerns for 2012

Healthcare Packaging's reader survey reveals the top 10 areas of concern for packagers of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and nutraceuticals moving into 2012. Among the issues are processing and packaging; package testing; FDA and regulatory issues; and new developments and materials.

Keeping dog treats metal-free

A manufacturer of dog treats and chews, TFH Publications takes no chances when it comes to metal detection technology on its plant floor.

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The package-to-web connection
Argo Tea, Snikiddy snacks, Ritz crackers, and Stonyfield yogurt are just some of the packages used by Mark Mitchell, Interact Packaging’s president and chief creative officer, to exhibit how brands are employing Web-based tools such as QR codes, Facebook, and Twitter to strengthen their relationship with consumers at the point of purchase and grow sales.

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Sustainable Packaging Symposium


Waste-to-Energy Exchange, November 9 in New York City

Learn about the value of solid waste as a renewable source of energy in a resource-limited world. Discover how packaging fits into the future of WTE. Join respected presenters from business, industry, and academia for an educational day, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability. Learn more >>

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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.

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