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Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011

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Day One from Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011

From Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011, Packaging World Editor Pat Reynolds reports on unit-dose packaging, e-paper, retail-ready packaging, and a new recloseable container for sugar.
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Continuous-motion stand-up pouch form/fill/seal machine
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Continuous-motion stand-up pouch form/fill/seal machine

The Maksimal Series machine from Aagard combines continuous-motion pouch forming, filling, and sealing for the first time.
Track graphic assets globally
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Track graphic assets globally

Kodak launches Design2Launch brand manager solution, a centralized Web-based system that helps brand owners track graphic assets around the world in a dashboard system.
Reading damaged bar codes
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Reading damaged bar codes

Dataman 500 from Cognex reads 1D and 2D bar codes at long distances even when the codes are damaged or difficult to read.
Lisa Preston, Manager, Marketing Communications; Printpack Inc. + Christine Smallwood, business development, Packaging World/Pac
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Leadership in Packaging 2011 Award Winners at Pack Expo

Photographs of the award winners of the 2011 Leadership in Packaging Awards
Low-cost L-sealer
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Low-cost L-sealer

Texwrap showed the Spartan 2215 L sealer that competes with low-cost imports. Handles up to 30 packages/min.
Pneumatic safety valve protects against unintended movement
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Pneumatic safety valve protects against unintended movement

If barrier is broken by operator, systems immediately dumps air and stops motion, offers additional protection against unintended restarts.
Bag sealer offers fast response, low energy usage and consistent seals
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Bag sealer offers fast response, low energy usage and consistent seals

New touchscreen offers users calibration, validation, recipe management, alarms and "watchdog" redundant fail-safe.
High-speed cartoner
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High-speed cartoner

CAMA USA introduced a high-speed cartoner that is good for food, personal care, pharma, and other industries.
Evaluate/verify ink-jet codes
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Evaluate/verify ink-jet codes

The VisionHawk smart camera system was on display at Microscan's Pack Expo Las Vegas booth.
Stand-up pouches in test quantity volumes for CPG trials
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Stand-up pouches in test quantity volumes for CPG trials

FLX mini From AlliedFlex Technologies is an entry level machine that manufactures pre-made standup pouches on a trial-volume basis to let brand owners try a pouch concept quickly and inexpensively.
Plastic handles now available in PCR HDPE
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Plastic handles now available in PCR HDPE

Paktech now offers plastic handles for multipack packaging in 100% post-consumer recycled high-density polyethylene plastic.
Small-cell paper void-fill system offers flexibility, sustainability
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Small-cell paper void-fill system offers flexibility, sustainability

Sealed Air's new footswitch-activated paper void fill system FasFil® EZ(™) is designed to fit in a workcell packaging environment.
Podcast

Shortage of mechatronics engineers holding back industry

Executives from packaging machinery manufacturer Schneider Packaging discuss with Keith Campbell how the shortage of skilled mechatronics engineers inhibits industry growth.
Pack Expo highlights
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Pack Expo highlights

In this video, PMMI Trade Show Manager Jim Pittas describes a few of the highlights of Pack Expo, which is on track to break Pack Expo Las Vegas attendance records.
News
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Partner Associations Add Value to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011

Pack Expo Las Vegas is collaborating with several industry associations to add even more value to the mostcomprehensive processing and packaging event taking place in North America.

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