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Sponsors: March 2013

Palletizer offers increased speed… see it in action! >>

New low level palletizer delivers reliable performance with increased speeds making it a solid choice for your packaging line.

A-B-C Packaging Machine

VIDEO: Introducing the NEW 110mm Flapper® Closure >>

Save on shipping costs and improve sustainability with the latest innovation from Mold-Rite Plastics | Weatherchem | Stull Technologies. Featuring controlled dispensing, the clean modern design uses 20% less material. Ideal for lawn and garden, ice melt, spices and seasonings, pet foods - virtually any dry material.

Mold-Rite Plastics | Weatherchem | Stull Technologies

Touch panel interface packs high performance features >>

Video on Proface HMI modular touch panel Model GP-4000M shows advances in high resolution, communications capabilities, and connectivity options, and enclosure size.

Pro-face America

Markem-Imaje releases new corporate capabilities video >>

This video highlights Markem-Imaje's research capabilities, technology know-how and global support network. Video addresses positive impact of longer service life on total cost of ownership

Markem-Imaje

A cool alternative to traditional hot melt can double your mileage >>

Liquamelt adhesive from H.B. Fuller is cool on delivery, hot on demand.

H.B. Fuller

Magazine Cover
March 2013

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Lead Off

  Packaging professionals should stay abreast of a robotics conversation that won’t be going away any time soon.

What's New

  Ionic cola brand gets new can and carton graphics that reflect its personality—‘ a little out of the ordinary, friendly, handcrafted, and different from other big-name colas.’

Academic Angle

  By some estimates, corrugated packaging is used to package 90% of all products for retail distribution in the U.S. It’s practical, useful, economical, renewable, and recyclable.

Legal Side

  If someone asked me to explain why Louis Armstrong was so important to musical history, I’d likely say something about how he explored new territories for soloing, and was a generally excellent technical player.

Greener Package

  When it comes to packaging materials, innovation and recycling are sometimes at odds.

  Written by three packaging veterans, this book provides foresight and insight across the entire value chain.

  Baked goods company increases cartoning line speeds and makes more efficient use of packaging personnel and materials.

 Staples rolls out on-demand case-making system that produces a custom case size for every order. At its Oak Creek, WI, facility, two machines convert 151 box sizes at 300/hr

Cover Story

  The winning entries of the Flexible Packaging Association’s 57th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards feature innovative enhancements that integrate consumer trends and needs with technical advancements in materials, graphics, structure, and sustainability to produce outstanding flexible packaging solutions.

  When it came time to show off a new machine at Pack Expo International, this OEM was ready. A highlight of the new equipment is its controls package.

Shelf Impact

  Beer, mead, sparkling water, energy drinks—the marketers behind these and other beverages are lately finding aluminum cans very much to their liking.

Shelf Impact

  Break the rules! Compete! Express yourself! These are just some of the principles that should guide you in creating an effective package design to help your product stand out on shelf.

Shelf Impact

  New study uncovers how the migration from in-store to online shopping is affecting the retail environment, and the changing role of packaging in these environments.

  The days when package manufacturing could be treated as if it were a commodity business are fast disappearing from the Consumer Packaged Goods arena.

  Laser film perforation technology helps control oxygen transmission rates in bean sprout bags, protecting product color and odor.

  Tennessee country pork sausage processor’s redesigned, upgraded system doubles throughput, maximizes line uptime, and provides long-term ROI.

  A high-end, value-added line of seafood products aimed at the retail market takes advantage of an unusual tray-making technology that reduces carbon footprint.

VIDEO
Featured Video
Corner, edge protector results in sustainable, temporary rack display
Great Northern Corp.'s Laminations division has employed its VBoard edge-protection product to create the preformed PalletTop display for applications requiring a sturdy, industrial solution. VBoard laminated paperboard is made from recycled, recyclable materials.
Upcoming events:

ICE International Converting Exhibition
ICE USA attracts a comprehensive range of buyers and decision makers from companies who convert and process flexible web based materials. This year's event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, April 9-11.

FUSE
Design and culture, brand strategy and packaging event, FUSE, will take place at the Swissotel in Chicago, April 15-17.

NACD 2013 Annual Convention
The National Association of Container Distributors 2013 Annual Convention will be held at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, TX, April 16 - 19.

EVENT

INTERPHEX 2013

Annual trade show featuring products, services and information for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical professionals seeking solutions to their manufacturing and supply chain challenges. Held at the Javits Center, New York, NY, April 23-25

Register now >>

Interphex 2013

Event

The Automation Conference

Plan now to attend this annual educational and networking event for industrial management and engineering professionals. Brand owners and experts will demonstrate how to leverage automation to increase production and packaging efficiency. Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Chicago, IL, May 14-15.

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The Automation Conference
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