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Packaging World      Special Projects Editor, Gretchen Edelbrock
SPONSOR: INX April 13, 2012 | Edited by Gretchen Edelbrock

INX NW140 UV Digital Narrow Web Press with Inline Laser Cutting >>

Featuring Spartanics' new X140 laser cutting station, the NW140 provides single pass printing and converting at speeds up to 80' feet per minute on any label stock. It employs 14 Xaar 1001 print heads, Integration Technology's air-cooled UV LED pinning system, and the Phoseon FireLine 225 UV LED-curing system.


INX CP100 UV Digital Cylindrical Printer for printing on-the-round >>

Designed for the short run production of cylindrical printing, the CP100 is an interesting consideration for any printer looking to create specialized packaging and a new revenue stream. It offers single or multi-pass through-cured 4-color output with an advanced UV LED curing system. The high speed technology of this printer delivers exceptionally consistent, eye-catching color.


INX MD1000 UV Digital Flatbed Printer for Rigid Packaging >>

The MD1000 quickly and inexpensively delivers sample proofs in minutes for the short-run production of rigid packaging. It offers quality over 1200 dpi at 150 to 220 feet per hour on a wide variety of rigid and flexible media including plastic, corrugate and carton.


JetINX™ Printhead Drive & Ink Reticulation System for integrators >>

The JetINX™ system allows integrators to develop printing systems utilizing the Xaar 1001 printhead. It provides a cost effective and powerful option for integrators deploying industrial inkjet printing systems.


Evolve™ Advanced Digital Solutions >>

Whether you want to integrate digital technology into your existing operation or explore digital capabilities for the first time, INX stands ready to help your company evolve to new levels of production excellence.



European can size now available in North America

Ball Corporation's "imperial pint" 568mL beverage can––about 19.2 ounces–is said to be the first of its kind in North America. The 568mL can, often called a royal or imperial pint in the United Kingdom, offers a new option to differentiate brands and appeal to consumers in the US and Canada. The sleek–looking 568mL beverage can's unique size--approximately the height of... Read more

Flexible dropper tube for beauty serums

Neopac's high–barrier Polyfoil tubes for the cosmetic industry now comes in a flexible beauty serum dropper tube that offers a high-level of protection, particularly against light. The Polyfoil tube can be printed or hot-stamped and rounded off with a variety of possible caps. Applying pressure to the beauty serum dropper tube generates easily–controlled individual drops, which can... Read more

Angled frame conveyors

Featuring the same 1.95–in.–high rigid aluminum frame offered in other QC Industries Automation Series Conveyors, the AS40Z Angled Frame Conveyors enable elevation changes that aren’t possible with a flat conveyor. The AS40Z resists twisting, which is a leading cause of belt tracking issues in conveyors. They also feature the company’s unique Z–Track design... Read more

Fill/seal system for small–scale pouch packaging

The FLX mini fill/seal system from ALLIEDFLEX is a low–cost, low–speed system designed for start–up companies, pilot plants and packaging labs, and growing packaging businesses.The FLX mini produces stand-up pouch style packaging at 15–20 PPM, depending on product, fill volume, and filler capabilities. The FLX mini incorporates a sanitary, stainless–steel frame construction... Read more


Material handling system for fragile food

With a process rate of 12,000 lbs./hr., National Bulk Equipment's (NBE) automated material handling system provides a total process solution for moving highly–fragile food product through multiple process operations into bulk storage for temporary holding prior to final packaging. Bulk totes of the food product are nested into a lift carriage. The tote is sealed to a... Read more

Wipe-on, pressure–sensitive labeling

Weber Packaging Solutions' (formerly Weber Marking Systems) Alpha Compact label applicator is an economical system that features a small footprint, yet uses the highly–accurate wipe–on method of application to affix pressure–sensitive labels to packages and products.The Alpha Compact automatically unwinds its supply roll and peels the labels from their liner... Read more

Optical oxygen permeation gas flow meter

Easy-to-use and maintenance free, the OxyPerm Gas Flow Meter from OxySense, Inc., enhances the performance of the OxyPerm optical oxygen permeation system by precisely monitoring and controling the flushing gas flow rates––avoiding the issues caused by inconsistent chamber pressures––and insuring that the test film is not distorted during the flushing process... Read more

Adjustable steam tunnel system

PDC's KST 80A–712 Steam Tunnel with Steam Venting Package featuring stainless dual wall construction is compatible with a wide range of containers, including those that are challenging to shrink consistently or require a second tunnel to complete the task. The KST 80A–712 is a dual–zone system with five rows of steam distribution tubes on each side. Each row is... Read more


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Secure seals on spaghetti packs
Specially designed to strip away product from the sealing area, this spaghetti packaging machine from Stiavelli was on display at Ipack-Ima.

International Sleeve Label Conference and Exhibition 2012
Hosted by AWA Conferences & Events, the two-day forum explores market and technology developments, trends, and issues in the sleeve label industry. The program includes a special pre-conference facility tour of contract packager Verst Group Logistics. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cincinatti, OH, USA on April 18-19.

NACD 2012 Annual Convention
The National Association of Container Distributors will hold their annual convention at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, April 24-28.

The Automation Conference
Three content tracks and keynotes by marketing leading end-users make The Automation Conference the year's best event for manufacturing professionals across all industries. Plan to attend at the Hilton Rosemont, in suburban Chicago on May 22-23.



Packaging Standards Workshop on May 22, Rosemont, IL

Industry and technology expert Dave Chappell will offer his popular standards training workshop on Make2Pack and Connect-and-Pack at The Automation Conference in May at the Hilton Rosemont. See what Dave will be covering at the workshop.
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