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Autofulfillment™ SPrint™ - Automation, speed & flexibility for mail order fulfi >>

New! The Autofulfillment™ SPrint™ System is fully customizable & integrates with existing warehouse management systems. 3-point scanning verification, ergonomic design, and field-proven components ensure quality & reliability. Genuine bags create a unique box-like opening that eases product insertion.

Automated Packaging Systems

New technology speeds changeover for auger filling lines >>

Video from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery shows actual changeover of a new type of so-called split hopper auger filler. Stainless steel split hopper system that allows fast and simple product changeover, cleanup and maintenance. The end result is a significant decrease in both labor costs and equipment downtime.

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery

SNEAK PEEK of Dordan's Bio Resin Show N' Tell to be unveiled at Pack Expo >>

Click this ad for a sneak peek of Dordan's Bio Resin Show N' Tell, an interactive exhibit where Pack Expo attendees can see, touch, smell, and er... taste? The latest and greatest "green" plastics! Visit us Sept. 26-28 in Las Vegas, booth #S-6007, for the total experience!

Dordan Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Video: ARB™ Technology >>

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


Learn About In-Depth Industry Insights from Packaging and Processing Leaders >>

The Conference at PACK EXPO offers the thoughtful and insightful educational opportunities you could only find at North America's largest packaging and processing event. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on issues and solutions that affect your business

PMMI Pack Expo

Magazine Cover
August 2011

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the legal side

 Whether the issue is the safety of foods imported into the U.S., food contact materials in China, or sales and marketing in other nations around the world, packagers need to continue to be vigilant about international regulatory compliance and safety issues.

greener package

  First soft drink bottle in North America to be made from 100% rPET will reduce the amount of virgin plastic used by approximately 6 million pounds annually.

  Rotary labeler and employee input help California facility reap major gains in line productivity.

 Fuel additive company's switch from manual to automated labeling cuts labor costs and revs up productivity.

 Stricter entry requirements for this year's awards ensure that the 10 winners of the 2011 competition are providing measurable sustainable differences.

controls & automation

 New HMI, PLC, servo drive, and programmable safety controller combined with a modular discharge conveying system keep this bagger compact and cost-contained.

Cover story

  At Dunn-Edwards' new paint plant, this vacuum-gripper end effector carries a 220-lb payload, and the articulating robot can palletize 5-gal paint buckets at 44/min.

special report

 A first-ever survey of robotics usage among Packaging World readers shows a recent surge in purchasing that promises to continue in the near future.

 Packaging equipment purchased in the wake of a recent trip to Pack Expo has helped Verst Group double production of two well-known shrink-labeled Kraft products.

 Manufacturer of shrink sleeve applicators and heat tunnels sets up a shrink bundling line in its own plant to speed Barbasol's club-store packs to market.

 Technically speaking, it's not a box at all, at least not in the packaging parlance of North America. Call it what you will, French consumers are nuts about this packaging concept.

 Labor savings, material savings, and environmental gains award Arthrex for its thermoformed medical device package.

the insiders

 Who hasn't been bombarded with information on how we must reform the cost and delivery of medical services, services that will be available to more people than ever before?

Labeling Playbook


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Upcoming events:

Shelf Impact!'s Package Design Workshop
Courtyard Marriott, Schaumburg, IL. Shelf Impact!'s Package Design Workshop is an interactive workshop covering package design strategies, trends, best practices and consumer insights for package designers, package development pros, marketing and brand managers, September 13.

International Dairy Show
The International Dairy Show features the latest trends and innovations in the dairy industry, and will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center, September 19-21.

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.

Package Design Workshops


Last call for 2011 ... don't miss this popular Workshop for package creation teams

Shelf Impact!'s Package Design Workshop will be in Suburban Chicago on September 13. Join us and discover how buyer behavior is influenced by package design. Learn about design tactics and trends, private label strategies, sustainable considerations and more. Learn more and register >>

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