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sponSors November 2011

Palletizing solutions for cases, trays, crates, RPC's and totes >>

Watch how this low-level palletizer provides gentle product handling and square, secure palletloads.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

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.

Markem-Imaje

Thinking about a new package design? >>

Weatherchem has a range of innovative closure design ideas, from unusual shapes to decorative logos to contemporary designs. The perfect blend of ease of use and shelf impact.

Weatherchem

Video: Large character printing in dusty environment >>

Video shows SQ2 Scorpion large-character ink-jet coder printing on multiwall cement bags in dusty, harsh-duty environment.

Squid Ink Manufacturing

Top-loading, 2-axis robotic cartoner for flexible packs >>

Video shows state-of-the-art, Italian-engineered Bergami top-loading cartoner for flow packs. Includes servo-driven bucket chain conveyor, 2-axis robotic pack-and-place, forming and gluing station from flat blanks.

Bergami USA

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November 2011

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The Legal Side

 There seems to be new pro-packaging life in the public policy debate, both here and in the UK.

Greener Package

 In early September, The Global Packaging Project, part of the sustainability workstream at The Consumer Goods Forum, released the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability.

 Meat processor elevates contaminant detection capabilities beyond metal particles only.

 Lines handle 15 million blisters/year, while cartoner can switch between intermittent and continuous motion as needed.

 With state-of-the-art technology for weighing and bagging, Alimentos Bermudez S.A. is set to conquer the snack food markets of Central America, the Caribbean, and the U.S.

Sustainable Packaging

 Custom-product vending machines, bulk product stores, and returnable, reusable packaging are just some of emerging trends in sustainable packaging that could dramatically change the consumer/brand relationship.

LEADERSHIP IN PACKAGING

 Throughout the year, packaging professionals were invited to visit the Leadership in Packaging Web site to vote for their favorite suppliers. See which 27 companies came out on top.

COVER STORY / SPECIAL REPORT

 New innovation in customized, or personalized, packaging helps brands differentiate themselves in a 'sea of unlimited choice.'

 Among the event's highlights is a new U.S. Pharmacopeia 1083 guidance chapter aimed at pharmaceutical counterfeiting in the supply chain.

 A thermal management system helps the global biopharma company reduce its cold chain distribution costs and reap multiple benefits.

 A proactive approach to increased FDA enforcement serves as a good guide for Philips Healthcare.

 Luxco is enjoying the sweet sounds of silence since upgrading its packaging line to technology that almost eliminates bottle breakage while increasing packer speed.

 For single-concentration brands of children's products, new packaging helps to protect infants and children under age two.

Professional Perspective

 Of the thousands of new products introduced by consumer packaged goods companies every year, most fail.

Modex

EVENT

MODEX 2012 Expo and Conference

Showcasing the latest equipment and technology innovations for manufacturing, distribution and the supply chain, the expo will include over 500 exhibits and an educational conference. February 6 - 9 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Upcoming events:

WestPack
Experience the newest packaging technologies and equipment, meet suppliers, and compare solutions at WestPack at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA on February 14-16.

Contract Packaging Assoc. Annual Meeting
Join Contract Packaging Asssociation members at their annual gathering, held this year at Gran Melia Hotel & Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico on February 23-26.

Ipack-Ima
Ipack_Ima provides technology solutions for processing, packaging, internal handling, logistics, warehousing and POS; the 2012 exhibition will be held at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy on February 28-March 1.

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