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Sponsor: Matthews Marking Systems October 26, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Video: Reduce Costs and Eliminate Labels with Matthews’ Viacode >>

Brand on demand with the new Viacode high resolution inkjet printer by Matthews. Print crisp, precise barcodes, multiple lines of text, and large graphics directly on your corrugated cartons. Print what you want, when you want, with Viacode.


Visit Matthews Marking Systems at Booth #S-1342 >>

October 28 - 31, 2012 McCormick Place Chicago, IL Visit us at Booth #S-1342 and see the latest marking and coding innovations for the packaging industry.


High Quality, Dynamic Printing With Coditherm Thermal Transfer Printer >>

High resolution printing of variable data onto rigid or semi-rigid materials, such as plastics, cardboard, or coated metals, is accomplished with ease with Matthews' Coditherm thermal transfer printer. High quality barcodes and variable text eliminate the need for stock labels.


Video: Napa Valley Laser Coding Solution >>

Matthews Marking Systems offers the finest laser coding systems within the marking products industry. Contact Matthews to discuss the ownership of this luxury coding system with the affordability of a table wine. Phone 1-800-775-7775 or find us on the web.


Video: Affordable Ink-Jet Coding With Matthews CX16F >>

Matthews CX16F economical small character inkjet printer is ideal for simple one or two line coding onto various packaging surfaces such as wax coated cartons, plastics and metals. Simple and reliable coding of date, time or lot info.



Compostable peanut pack scores big at ballpark

Ten thousand Mariners fans receive peanuts in a new pack made from a flexible film that is said to be 100% compostable. The snack-food package was constructed of a six-layer food packaging material made up of multiple technologies, including film resins, inks, adhesives and primers. The new packaging is fully compostable, so it can go to industrial composting facilities instead of landfill.

OTC pouches deliver life-saving doses

A credit card-sized flexible packet containing flavored, powdered medication delivers perhaps the ultimate dose of consumer convenience and portability for six different UrgentRx products, including UrgentRx Critical Care/Aspirin to Go, a product that has already helped save lives during apparent heart attacks...

Japanese ready meals use latest in pasteurization technology

Fujicco Co., Ltd., a leading food producer in Japan, has launched a line of refrigerated ready meals with extended shelf life thanks to microwave pasteurization technology...

The controversy over OEE metrics

This performance metric takes center stage as a growing number of users turn to it both to boost the efficiency of their equipment and to compare the performance of machines and production lines. But is this increasingly popular metric really this versatile?...

Package design: female-targeted energy drink a stunner in slim can

Goddess Energy, Inc. improves the formula for its Flirt Energy Drink, and rolls out the beverage in sleek aluminum can that offers functionality and sustainability...

Featured Video
Beer variety pack brews multiple advantages
For its Widmer Brothers beers, the Craft Brew Alliance uses a new variety-pack box that reveals up to four different 22-oz glass bottle brands inside, providing marketing differentiation and materials savings.

PACK EXPO International 2012
With an expanded focus on processing and integrated processing-packaging systems, PACK EXPO International 2012 offers business solutions to stay ahead of the curve. This year's event is at Chicago's McCormick Place, October 28-31.

Emballage 2012
This year's Emballage international packaging exhibition opens at Paris Nord Villepint, France, November 19-22.

Winter Fancy Food Show
The Winter Fancy Food Show invites attendees to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, business ideas and solutions from industry experts. This year's show will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, January 20-22.




Save the date! The Automation Conference is May 14-15 in Chicago

Plan now to make The Automation Conference 2013 a destination on your spring travel calendar. Meet and learn from fellow technology end-users, academics and experts at the only event created specifically for automation professionals across packaging, discrete manufacturing and the process industries.

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