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Packaging World      Technical Editor, Rick Lingle
SPONSOR: Econocorp Inc. September 2, 2008 | Edited by Rick Lingle

WHITE PAPER: Cartoner Saves Space, Creates Money>>

The ECONOSEAL E-System 2000 cartoner reduces footprint by up to 75% and provides fast return on investment.

Econocorp Inc.

SEE VIDEO: Cartoning up to 20 CPM>>

Watch the E-System 2000 intermittent motion, horizontal cartoner for erecting, loading, and closing cartons.

Econocorp Inc.

SEE VIDEO: Cartoning up to 40 CPM>>

Watch the Spartan intermittent motion, horizontal cartoner for erecting, loading, and closing cartons.

Econocorp Inc.

SEE VIDEO: Cartoning up to 120 cpm>>

Watch the Pegasus continuous motion, horizontal cartoner for erecting, loading, and closing cartons.

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Success Story Cartoning Applications>>

See an archive of creative customer solutions for cartoning, trayforming, and casepacking.

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Lessons learned preview: Packaging machinery

Ten pieces of advice selected from 700 packaging professionals who share their packaging machinery insights.


Coping with packaging price increases >>

Five Latino-targeted packaging mistakes >>

Outsourcing: Be careful what you ask for! >>

Packaging solution to the CFL problem >>

The October issue of Packaging World will feature a special report on Lessons Learned: Packaging Machinery, based on 700 responses to a May 2008 survey. We¹re giving our Packaging Insights readers a special sneak peek at some of the responses, which have been edited for clarity. You can find the other three reports‹advice on projects, materials, and packaging departments‹by searching "lessons learned" at

Evaluate suppliers carefully in advance. Identify deliverables and the timing associated with them. Establish penalties for failures to meet agreed-upon deliverables.

Don't over-design a package: Understand the limitations of the equipment or persons running it.

Properly maintained machinery is only as good as the product coming to it and the material running on it.

Design for higher-than-needed line speeds because it is easier to budget more money now than after an install when the line capacity needs to be increased before the ROI has happened.

All machinery has its own personality, you must get to know and understand it in order to get the most from it. ... Read more


Quaker Oat's Vice President of R & D will keynote

This year's contract packaging conference, CP 08, offers business strategies from GlaxoSmithKline, Tropicana, MeadWestVaco and other market leaders. Plan to attend this popular educational event, Sept. 16-17 at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg. Find out more >>

Upcoming events:
CP 08: Succeeding with Contract Packaging
Join us at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg September 16 and 17 at CP 08: Succeeding with Contract Packaging for an exceptional educational and networking program designed for users and providers of contract packaging and related services.
Packaging Line Performance Workshop
Two-day intensive workshop held in four cities throughout the U.S. teaches how to boost packaging line efficiency. Learn to measure and boost OEE, implement actionable improvement strategies, and receive a line performance improvement spreadsheet tool.
Shelf Impact's Package Design Workshops
Learn which packages fly off store shelves and why, and all about the latest package-design strategies that can give your brand the edge with today's retailer and consumer preferences. Each workshop is a roll-up-your-sleeves, interactive event that will give you the "must-knows" in less than a day.

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