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SPONSOR: PLEXPACK August 26, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Full Enclosure Shrink Wrapper or Automated Bagger? There's a very flexible answer. >>

The INSTA series of flexible packaging machines offers you a unique way to shrink wrap or bag your product. The INSTABAG is good for bagging low profile product in all types of heat sealable films. Switch to shrink film, add a shrink tunnel to the end, and the INSTAWRAP can create great, retail looking packages.


No magic here. Just a straightforward, manual Pharmaceutical Shrink Bundler. >>

All stainless steel. Up to 8-10 bundles per minute. Ideal for loose product or product in a tray. Starts at $50k.


The Simplicity of Horizontal Bag Sealing. >>

Are you sealing low profile product that is suited to being sealed on its side? If so you've got to watch this video showing our ACS semi-automatic sealer. One operator = 25 bags per minute. Simply add more conveyor length and more operators for even greater speeds.


Here's a semi-automatic L Bar Sealer that is 50" by 100". Yes, that big. >>

Damark L Bar Sealers come in multiple sizes from 14" W x 18" L all the way up to 60" x 124". So if you've got an oversized product and can't afford an automated wrapping system, this is your solution.


1 operator + 1 filler + 1 sealer. That's all you need to start a bagging line. >>

Are you looking to start a production bagging line? Here's how. Prices start at $16K based on the weight of your heaviest bag and the product being packaged.



Cases of mistaken identity

Products are identifiable by their packaging, but sometimes it's the packaging that causes products to be misidentified.

Here's where innovation hangs its hat

By the time I left Ice River's plant, I knew I'd just seen not only one of the most impressive things I've ever seen in the sustainable packaging arena but in packaging overall....

Compliance-prompting packages earn honors

Novartis Pharmaceuticals' Diovan HCT® Shellpak® was named 2010 Compliance Package of the Year at the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council's annual Compliance Package of the Year (CPY) competition....

Sliced cheese line is keyed by automation and accuracy

Among the highlights on this new line is a novel use of X-Ray scanning combined with powerful controls technology capable of processing data in milliseconds....

Furniture protected by mushroom 'root'-based packaging

Ecovative's EcoCradle is a low embodied-energy, compostable, protective packaging material that is literally grown into any custom shape....

Featured Video
Affordable Luxury
Lisa Baer of Baer Design a Chicago-based strategic branding and identity firm takes a look at "affordable luxury" where packaging can entice consumers to spend a little more as a "me" treat.

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Sustainable Packaging Symposium


Waste-to-Energy Exchange, November 9 in New York City

Learn about the value of solid waste as a renewable source of energy in a resource-limited world. Discover how packaging fits into the future of WTE. Join respected presenters from business, industry, and academia for an educational day, produced by Greener Package and the Institute for Sustainability. Learn more >>


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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