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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSORS March 21, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Video: Shrink sleeve labeling application examples >>

Application video shows twin packs of personal care products being shrink sleeve labeled, both side-to-side or front-to-back. Also includes footage of high-speed beverage applications, full-body applications with tamper-evidence, odd-shaped applications, and tamper-evident banding for food tubs.


NutraGen II Closure for Pill & Vitamin Dispensing >>

For convenient dispensing of pills, vitamins and supplements large or small, the contemporary design and easy opening convenience of Weatherchem's NutraGen II closure will set your brand apart. Learn more, get free samples...


Video: Using high-speed video analysis to optimize scale and bagger efficiencies >>

Yamato has pioneered the use of ultra high speed video to analyze combination weigher and VFFS bagger geometries in order to optimize the entire system's speed and efficiency.


Machine HMI integrates video training, part ordering, and remote support >>

Download this white paper from ARPAC to learn about its HMiQ operator interface technology for shrink wrappers and tray packers. Also learn about changeover monitoring and time recording, remote support via firewall-protected network or cellular modem, and full e-mail capability.


Video: Hi-res case code printing system with touchscreen preview >>

Video shows Pilot Pro ink-jet case-coding system with new drag-and-drop touchscreen technology for message previews.

Squid Ink Manufacturing

New compostable snack bags are easier on the ears

Look out Frito-Lay! Boulder, CO-based snack food manufacturer Boulder Canyon Natural Foods may have cracked the compostable snack chip-package challenge....

GFSI and food packaging

For those who aren't steeped in GFSI Certification, it stands for Global Food Safety Initiative. It is a nonprofit organization established as part of Belgian law and is being adopted globally as a benchmark for food safety and quality....

Iconic candy meets stand-up pouch

Necco Sweethearts have been an American favorite since 1902, but even the most iconic confectionery can benefit from a packaging upgrade....

Packaging helps power store brands

Rx-to-OTC switches, and a shift of top execs from CPGs to retailers, increase the emphasis on package design to help store brands gain greater market share....


Gum aisle update

Jim George takes a look at recent developments in design and shelf impact in the packaging of chewing gum.

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NACD 2011 Annual Convention
La Quinta Resort & Club, Palm Springs, CA The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) annual convention will be held April 6-10, 2011.
Packaging Automation Forum
Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. Packaging Automation Forum, produced by Packaging World and Automation World, features peer-to-peer education about how to increase productivity, flexibility and performance using state-of-the-art packaging controls and information technology, April 26.
IoPP Packaging & Leadership Council
Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, IL. New for 2011, the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is offering packaging professionals the utmost in value by creating a two-day conference that combines IoPP's most dynamic events, held May 10-11.
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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