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SPONSOR: Triangle Package Machinery Company June 21, 2012 | Edited by Bob Sperber

FASTER! High-speed bagging, improved changeover, less downtime >>

Triangle‘s Model XYS08 VFFS bagger offers speeds up to 150 bpm. Plus, fast film roll changes and quick change jaws offer increased productivity, less downtime, and greater efficiency. Ideal for high speed applications such as nuts, small fresh produce, snacks, confectionery, grain, and more.

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Cleaner! VFFS baggers meet USDA/3A standards >>

Are you ready for FSMA? We are! Triangle's X-Series Baggers can be designed to meet USDA/3A sanitation standards. VFFS bagging solutions for fresh and frozen poultry, IQF vegetables, cheese, produce, pasta, and more. Download our new X-Series Sanitation Brochure.

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Smarter! Triangle's model XYT bagger runs 4-corner, flat bottom bags and more >>

Triangle’s Model XYT VFFS Bagger runs gusseted, pillow, 4-corner, and flat bottom bags. Optional transverse zipper applicator is integrated into the film cage. Quick changeover to run poly or cello film.

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Precise bowl and tray loading system >>

Ideal for IQF poultry and vegetables, fresh produce, HMR kits, and more, Triangle's Tray and Bowl Loading System provides precise, targeted loading into bowls or partitioned trays. Runs hard-to-handle, odd-shaped or sticky products. Speeds up to 150 trays per minute.

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DSS expands with $9-million co-pack contract

Document Security Systems (DSS), Rochester, NY, announced a new $9-million packaging contract with an undisclosed CPG company.

The contract expands on an existing customer relationship and runs through August 2015. Packaging will be done at DSS Printing Group facilities in Rochester, and the DSS Packaging Group located in Victor, NY. It’s the company’s largest contract to date and helps “demonstrate our ability to service large orders from the most demanding and recognized brands worldwide," according to CEO Patrick White.

The new-business win closely follows DSS’ hiring Gary Andrechak, as manager of RFID business development following his stint as a RFID product manager for Hitachi for serialization and item-level tracking systems.

DSS is both a contract packager and a developer and integrator of RFID and data security systems for counterfeit prevention, product diversion and brand protection.


Luxo-chocolate packaging pact goes exclusive in U.K.

Following a successful three-year relationship, U.K. luxury chocolate and confectionery brand Elizabeth Shaw appointed New Vision Packaging as its sole packaging services supplier starting with an exclusive, 18 month contract.

The single-source packaging agreement has New Vision supplying folding cartons, vacuum formed inserts and adhesive labels. , but this is the first time that the two companies will enter a sole-supply agreement. Having a single packaging supplier “is key to the brand’s future development” and “has been crucial in delivering our required speed to market,” according to Malachy McReynolds, managing director of Elizabeth Shaw.

“Everyone at New Vision is extremely proud of achieving sole-supply status and we look forward to taking the brand forward, keeping it a firm favorite with its existing customer-base and helping to introduce it to a whole new generation,” said , Stephen Shortland, managing director of New Vision Packaging.

New Vision Packaging designs, sources and packages various product categories. Within confectionery, the company serves several brands including Thorntons, Cadbury and Burnt Sugar, and is an approved supplier for many of the UK’s major retailers.


Versatile picks-up ‘salon-inspired’ Vogue contract

Tampa, FL-based Versatile Packagers, announced a new relationship with Florida-based Vogue International, a personal care and hair care company marketing “salon inspired” products.

Versatile Packagers provides contract packaging, warehousing, fulfillment and distribution. Vogue International is a maker and distributor of “salon-inspired” products distributed in the United States and 27 more countries. Brands include the Organix line of 60 hair care products; FX Special Effects hair care products in with "unadulterated, wild ingredients” from different regions of the world and packages with similarly wild colors; and the iWater shower water purifier.

Both companies are based in Florida, but the agreement is global. Versatile provides Vogue International with warehousing, point of purchase displays, club store packaging, and combination/variety-pack packaging of Vogue products.

“We've learned so much about the industry already just from being a part of their products' packaging and displays,” said Rick Shave, CEO, Versatile Packagers, in announcing the agreement. Shave calls his company “the perfect fit” Vogue, and can “react quickly to new marketing, various sized kits, and ever-changing product lines. We look forward to a continued relationship."

Realignment forms AndersonBrecon pharmaceutical company

Anderson Packaging, a Rockford, IL-based pharmaceutical, clinical, and commercial contract packager, and Brecon Pharmaceuticals, a supplier of pharmaceutical commercial packaging and clinical supply services in the U.K., announced they are further aligning their businesses to become a global end-to-end pharmaceutical packaging company. Both part of the AmerisourceBergen Corp., the companies will provide packaging products and services under the name AndersonBrecon.

AndersonBrecon will feature 12 facilities across two continents, and more than 1,500 associates who will work to provide lifesaving medications to patients in more than 100 countries worldwide. Though Anderson Packaging and Brecon Pharmaceuticals have been working together since 2006, the repositioning will enable both to better respond to the evolving pharmaceutical marketplace to meet customers' global needs.

Both companies are based in Florida, but the agreement is global. Versatile provides Vogue International with warehousing, point of purchase displays, club store packaging, and combination/variety-pack packaging of Vogue products.


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