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Compact case erector delivers top performance >>

See how simple and reliable case erecting can be with this workhorse machine.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

Save 96-98.5% of fluid losses on your filling line >>

Save 96-98.5% of fluid losses on your filling line. Fogg's Chemical Supply & Recovery System pre-mixes your chemical blend, heats it to temperature, sanitizes the bottles, filters it, and reuses it. This dramatically reduces the environmental impact at the same time it lowers the manufacturers operating costs.

Fogg Filler

On-Demand Webinar: Mistakes to avoid when planning accumulation >>

Viewers will learn about common, real-world pitfalls in packaging line design when it comes to accumulation and buffering. Whether you're designing a new line or want to increase uptime on an existing one, watch this informative 40 minute webinar to learn about when and how to use accumulation, and much more!

Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc.

VIDEO: The design that pours it on! >>

The LiquiFlapper® closure is the ideal solution for dispensing syrups, sauces, dressings and more! Watch this video to see this product in action!


Video demo: High-res case coding with industrial-compliant bar codes >>

This video demonstration from Foxjet shows two different high-resolution, large-character ink-jet case coders. Also demonstrated is the unique ability for the operator to scan a bar code on a primary container to be packaged and have the recipe automatically change over in an instant to the new coding message.


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May 2011

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the legal side

 Your boss pops his head over your cubicle wall.

greener package

 Just in time for Earth Month, The Coca-Cola Co. has announced that all of its Dasani brand water bottles nationwide and Odwalla single-serving juice bottles will be available exclusively in PlantBottle® packaging.

 The five easies are a firm foundation in Walmart's approach to RRP. And as Chet Rutledge points out, there's a role for packaging equipment builders and material suppliers, too.

 Expo Pack Mexico is June 21-24 in Mexico City, and by now it's clear that both packaging and processing solutions providers are ready and enthusiastic.

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

 SPS 2011 focuses on the impending threat of global resource scarcity and how CPGs can employ sustainable packaging innovation to drive future business success.

 A new state-of-the-art plant for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Baton Rouge, LA, includes four packaging lines that meet the needs of today while being flexible enough to accommodate future growth.

controls & automation

 After renewed risk assessments led to an updated machine safety design concept for a servo-driven film wrapping machine, Brunner meets a variety of customer requirements.

cover story

 Pabst and its design firm hit one out of the park with this full-body heat-shrink label designed to make a 12-oz glass bottle look like a wooden baseball bat.

 Menasha Packaging's Design on Wheels operation puts the design team at the salt company's doorstep-and cost-effectively prepares display pallets in one day.

 Ian Lancaster of the International Hologram Manufacturers' Assn. describes how holograms overcome pharmaceutical counterfeiting problems.

 A new way of micro-perforating PP film right in the produce packager's plant is helping this Scottish firm sell more rutabagas in a consumer-friendly, microwavable format.

the insiders

 In the mid-'90s, a few companies found out that packaging itself could differentiate their products from the competition.

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.

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