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Label-Aire: See Our New Top/Bottom Print-and-Apply Labeling System >>

See our NEW custom print-and-apply labeling system apply top and bottom labels to clear container products.

Contact Label-Aire for a FAST quote or to download our FREE print-and-apply white papers. / 866-384-0700

Label-Aire, Inc.

Turn waste packaged product into profits! >>

The Franklin Miller PRODUCT RECOVERY SYSTEM separates bulk product from packaging to provide a solution for recycling, disposal, reprocessing or product recovery. The PRS shreds and separates the wet or dry contents from the packaging and allows for cost savings in waste reduction, product recovery and labor.

Franklin Miller Inc.

Fully-automatic, continuous-motion side sealer UNIVERSA 500 servo >>

The Universa 500 SERVO as a "Hybrid" is closing the gap between cycling and continuous motion machines available in the market place today. For the first time, this machine combines advantages from both machine classes into 1 unit, such as full width film transport with vacuum belt for totally square and even bags.


New square bottle with shrink sleeve label adds an edge to bottled water brand >>

TalkingRain creates a stronger brand presence on shelf for its ActiVwater® brand with new square bottle and full-body shrink sleeve label and package redesign. Printed with metallic inks, the new label sports a streamlined design, with easy-to-read graphics and bold flavor-specific colors that display well at retail.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

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

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The Legal Side

 A new food safety law is imminent at press time-unless it isn't.

Greener Packaging

  New protocol provides data-driven analytical process for evaluating package designs for both functionality and sustainability.

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

  AMI Ltd. reviews here some of their findings on where further penetration of plastic materials in consumer rigid plastic container markets may exist.

 More than 500 attendees and nearly 60 exhibitors energize the 8th Cold Chain Distribution for Pharmaceuticals Global Forum in Philadelphia.

Controls & Automation

 Packaging machinery OEM Aagard specializes in working with companies looking for machine innovation they aren't able to find elsewhere. Servo technology is a key enabler.

 The engineers who designed this servo-driven, eight-axis stretch hooder were determined to make it more user-friendly and intuitive.

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

 Frequent package changes, including seasonal packs, are the norm at the California-based company. Contract manufacturers and packagers deliver on the need for speed.

 After trying and rejecting two pressure-sensitive labelers for automated labeling of cookie-filled plastic clamshells, Aunt Gussie's found the machine it needed.

 A new secondary packaging design that uses a three-sided tray for bottled-water multipacks provides cost and sustainability benefits for Premium Waters.

 Xbox 360 Kinect gaming device, Microsoft Corp. decided to refresh the packaging lineup for its Xbox hardware product line.

 Market drivers are making fast line changeovers a get-ahead packaging strategy. But an exclusive CP/PTIS survey finds that communication and project management deficiencies are creating headaches.

 In-line POD system and wrap labeler replace lithographed cans and manually applied UPC stickers.

  After slowing during the recession, contract packaging and contract logistics once again are merging. The time is now for CPG companies to take advantage of this dynamic combination of services.

 When it comes to taxes, most business owners are more focused on the short-term implications. What will the big 2011 (or 2012) increases mean?

 A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand.

  With interpack 2011 coming to Düsseldorf in May, Germany looks to packaging technology to thwart counterfeit medications.

 Packaging for Kaytee's new natural line of pet food uses a high-quality printing process to create rich, animal imagery for pet lovers, while employing FSC-certified, recyclable material.

 Duda Farms doubles throughput, improves bag seal consistency, and cuts labor costs and film waste.

 Caliza Winery uses modern, yet elegant labels that combine visual intrigue with a strong, tactile feel to create a high level of differentiation.

Professional Perspective

  I attended my first Pack Expo show in Las Vegas when I was a sophomore. Wow, what a way to start my academic career!


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. Learn more >>

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.

Sustainable Packaging Symposium


Marks & Spencer to Keynote Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2011

Marks & Spencer's Andrew Speck will discuss his company's goal of becoming the world's most sustainable major retailer by the year 2015. Four years ago, M&S adopted a business approach called Plan A to combat climate change, reduce waste, use sustainable raw materials, trade ethically, and promote healthier lifestyles. Get an insider's progress report and learn more about how doing the right thing is good for business. Learn more >>

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