Industrial-strength HMI designed for harshest factory conditions, available in landscape and portrait format, allows operator to zero in on any part of packaging line for diagnostic troubleshooting. HMI leverages touch and swipe technology found on tablets such as the iPad.
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Targeted at snack-food and candy packaging applications using oriented polypropylene film, the eSolarMark Fiber YAG laser coding system from Matthews Marking Products responds to the carbon ink on a package's film substrate to produce a brilliant, contrasting code, without causing film perforation.
Sealed Air's Restore™ Mushroom Packaging is a 100% renewable protective packaging made from non-food agricultural byproducts and mycelium, or mushroom roots. This is the first commercialized use of the technology developed by Ecovative Design and offers all-natural protective packaging that is home-compostable.
The XYT bag machine from Triangle Package Machinery allows users to switch bag styles--from pillow bags with zippers to standard pillow pouches to a four-corner bag with or without zipper--on packages up to 15 in. wide. Machine boasts fastest zipper bag speed at 60/min for a four-corner bag with zipper.
Körber Medipak demonstrates its new StickPack packaging line from Mediseal, new to the U.S. market. The line controls stick packs during the entire process, using a side-load process into a unique carton style for pharmaceutical powders.
Conformable labels on curved shampoo bottles; shrink sleeve label material that separates easily from PET flake; regenerative energy ideas on servo motors; new robotic software that simplifies setup; much higher barrier in pharma materials; and a specially designed vacumm pickup cup that could make robotic handling more popular in snack bag packaging--all this and more on day two at Pack Expo.
Chevron pouches and lidding materials for trays are expected to be the first commercialized applications of Rollprint Packaging Products' Chameleon™ color-changing sealant technology for heat-seal applications, shown in this video by Rollprint's Dwane Hahn.
New hybrid printer for blister machines features 2 modules, one that utilizes a print mat, and one that is digital. This system allows for multi-color, large coverage, and a low operating cost. Allows for serialization of data, including bar, matrix, and alphanumeric codes.