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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.

Kallfass

Label-Aire: See our new top/bottom print-and-apply labeling system >>

See Label-Aire at Expo Pack Mexico City - Booth 2001!
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.

Video: ARB™ Technology >>

ARB™ Technology Enables the Smartest Layouts. Simulation Makes it Easy.

Intralox

Hot melt adhesive dispensing system creates safer, more efficient work environment >>

Valco Melton's EC series hot melt unit offers superior performance, durability and safety. The EC series includes an innovative auto-feed system that provides constant feeding and maintaining of proper adhesive levels in the unit, creating a safer, more efficient work environment. Click the play button to learn more.

Valco Melton

Digitally printed labels convey the brand personality of Carmella's Italian Bistro >>

Carmella's Italian Bistro chose cost-effective, digitally printed labels for launching its retail brand. Drawing inspiration from the pure authenticity of its homemade sauces, where heritage, pride and family are signature brand cues, it effectively conveyed its brand messaging using a textured, natural white material that offers visual depth and a tactile feel.

WS Packaging Group Inc.

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June 2011

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the legal side

 In a nutshell, FDA law depends on the product.The best first step in any analysis is to establish what type of product you are dealing with.

greener package

 One of the driving themes at this year's Sustainable Packaging Symposium (www.sustainablepackagingsymposium.com), organized by Greener Package and the AIChE's Institute for Sustainability, was that the global marketplace faces some dire challenges in the near future

  The ideal packaging jumps off the shelf, speaks to the consumer, and provides instant, convincing information about product quality. Functionality is always a prime consideration.

covery story

  The combination of microwave technology, a special thermoformed tray, and a patented valve designed to open or close when needed are behind this important debut.

 Turkey and France are out in front requiring serialization of drug packages, while the U.S. is in a catch-up position.

 Automated stretch wrapping machine and low-profile chain conveyor system smoothly deliver securely wrapped loads without operator attention.

controls & automation

 Easier installation at the customer plant is just one of the benefits gained by designing a multi-robot pick-and-place machine governed by a single controller.

 New study identifies Medicine-On-Time's packs as effective in helping caregivers and patients administer meds properly, reducing nursing home admissions and costs.

shelf impact!

 Marketers should study the benefits of digital printing, whose time is at hand to break into packaging in a big way. The benefits include faster turnarounds, allowing frequent label changes to keep messages fresh.

 Innovation involves not only compelling structural and graphic design, but also proper materials and production selection.

 By streamlining its brand assets, one healthcare company has improved communication and visual consistency-and it expects to save $11 million or more.

 Roberts Dairy Foods, Omaha, NE, puts its namesake milk through rigorous quality testing, and it is leveraging the label on its milk cartons to reflect the product's high standard.

  All-natural crystals promote health and hydration, and package graphics signal YZ's effervescent properties.

the insiders

 It was 48 years ago that I walked into an office in London's West End to begin my first job in packaging.

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Thousands of Items In-Stock & Ready to Ship! Loeb is your source for quality liquid & powder packaging equipment including: Bottle Unscramblers, Cappers, Case or Tray Erectors, Checkweighers, Feeders, Fillers, Form Fill and Seal, Labelers and Wrappers.

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Upcoming events:

EXPO PACK México 2011
Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. EXPO PACK México features packaging and processing solutions for Latin America, with over 900 exhibitors from 20 countries, June 21-24.

HBA Global Expo
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. HBA Global Expo provides personal care and beauty manufacturers with new ingredients, solutions, supplier resources and world-class education to bring new products to market, June 28-30.

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.

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