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Kliklok Topload Cartoning Line packaging donuts in hood cover-style cartons >>

Kliklok topload cartoning machines provide the versatility and positive control necessary for special cartons.


Seal cases faster and more efficiently... >>

Seal cases at top speeds to 75 cpm. Super small footprint (only 10' long) and solid construction make the Model 436 sealer the best choice for your most challenging case sealing requirements.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

New: Visitor badges for interpack 2011 >>

Save time and money: order your interpack 2011 entrance passes online in advance of the show at reduced rates. New: on-site scanners convert the print at home tickets into badges. Entrance passes also allow free use of all public transportation during interpack 2011 within the VRR regional network of Düsseldorf.

Messe Dusseldorf North America

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.


New sanitary dry-filling technology engineered to enhance product safety >>

Learn about a new auger filler technology specifically for pharma and nutraceutical applications designed to protect product against bacteria, metal and other foreign contaminants, meeting demanding regulatory requirements.

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery

Eliminate Static Electricity Problems >>

Static electricity creates all sorts of problems. The most common are jamming, tearing, dust attraction and annoying shocks. It usually happens when you least expect it. It can shut down an entire machine or process. Want to know what causes static electricity and how to prevent it? Watch EXAIR's video to learn more.

Exair Corporation

Magazine Cover
February 2011

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the legal Side

 Now what? Yes, the new food safety law did get passed, yes it did get signed into law.

Greener Package

 Greener Package and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) Institute for Sustainability have combined resources to produce a new conference, Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2011-Advancing the Greener Supply Chain, which will focus on the technical foundations of successful sustainability programs.

 Nonprofit Meds & Food for Kids in Haiti installs new packaging equipment that doubles its output of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for the country's starving children.

 Survey of packagers shows where priorities are. But with each key capability, survey respondents across industries indicate there's plenty of room for improvement.

Cover Story

 Water bottler debuts first shrink-wrapped 24-pack using new staggered-bottle configuration that completely eliminates the need for a corrugated tray or pad.

Packaging Controls & Automation

 Proprietary robotic controllers are out and a familiar look and feel are in now that one controls platform is used across the entire robot case packer.

 New blister pack for launch of batteries for home theatre 3DTV glasses uses eye-catching "stadium seating" design and allows for resealability and 100% recyclability.

 Carmella's Italian Bistro. When the family-owned restaurant in Appleton, WI, decided to market its popular, authentic Carmella's House Marinara Sauce outside of the bistro, the owners concluded that the right label design was essential for conveying the personality of the restaurant, while also allowing Carmella's sauce to stand out on shelf at four local retail outlets.

Professional Perspective

 Editor's note: Mike Richmond was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame during this past Pack Expo International.

Sustainable Packaging Symposium


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 >>

Sustainable Packaging Symposium


Kraft Foods to Present at Sustainable Packaging Symposium, March 16 - 18

Kraft's Director of Sustainable Packaging, Roger Zellner, will be presenting at the 2011 Sustainable Packaging Symposium in Chicago. Gain inspiration and information from Kraft and other leading organizations, such as Starbucks, Marks & Spencer and Nestlé at this spring's premiere sustainable packaging event. Learn more >>

Upcoming events:

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.

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