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sponSors September 2011

High speed tray packer for top performance and flexibility >>

Reduce your corrugated and shipping costs with the Model 170 tray packer from A-B-C.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

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.


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.


Clippard miniature pneumatic products catalog >>

Clippard offers a 360-page full product line catalog with technical information, product applications, and more. It includes features, specifications, photographs, and technical drawings for over 5,000 standard products. It's your complete source for miniature fluid power products!

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.

Shurtape: Good to the Core! CLICK HERE for a free sample >>

Why do you have a box of half used machine length tape at the end of your packaging line? It's probably because you’re not using Shurtape premium carton sealing tapes. Shurtape is focused on your performance from Start to Finish, so every roll is good to the core, every time.

Shurtape Technologies, LLC

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The Legal Side

 Why is gluten like bisphenol A (“BPA”)?

Greener Package

 A new test protocol has been introduced to determine the impact of labels and adhesives on PET thermoform package recycling.

 Green cleaning-products company squelches leakers and lands more business by incorporating induction seals for certain distribution channels.

 AccuDial's inner and outer labels provide parents and caregivers information to precisely dose their child based on weight, not age.

 Dental and medical pouch maker relies on third-party testing for 510(k) process.

 Salad dressing maker opts for consumer-convenient, easy-flow, flip-top dispenser caps and gets reliable, on-time delivery.

Pack Expo Preview

 Pack Expo Las Vegas , a comprehensive resource for packaging and processing professionals alike, runs September 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Controls & Automation

  Purchase and assembly of multiple components are rendered unnecessary because this actuator combines servo motor and planetary roller screw in one compact unit.

 Exclusive survey conducted jointly by InfoTrends and Packaging World shows that brand owner awareness of digital printing of labels and packaging is on the rise.

  Opened in two phases in 2010 and 2011, Shearer's Foods' Massillon plant adheres to sustainable principles and leverages dynamic software solutions to optimize efficiency.

 A carefully chosen packaging design facilitated by a state-of-the-art bottling plant offers consumers a window to the soul of a natural artesian water brand from Panama.

  Flavours, Inc. helps bring aseptic and nutritional products to market in a new facility that handles everything from pilot test batches to full commercial production runs.

Covery Story

 A new survey reveals how packaging professionals are using iPads and tablets for accessing packaging media.

  New equipment helps Pavestone maximize product integrity, increase productivity, and minimize costs associated with stretch wrapping loads of paving materials used by landscapers.

Shelf Impact!

 Designers and marketing strategists such as The Integer Group use scanning program to receive immediate feedback on the effectiveness of a design's visual hierarchy.

 Latest innovation survey rewards great graphic design work that tells a compelling story when combined with a smart structure.

  More than 500 full-color package designs are showcased in this new book, including a full selection of eco-friendly packages.

  A manufacturer of dog treats and chews, TFH Publications takes no chances when it comes to metal detection technology on its plant floor.

Professional Perspective

 Packaging professionals continue to feel the pressure of many competing corporate goals.

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.

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