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Sponsors: April 10, 2013 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Faster: Quick changeover, less downtime with Triangle's x-series VFFS baggers >>

Save time and improve productivity with our X-Series Baggers. Triangle bagging machines offer a unique centerlining feature for fast, accurate forming tube changes, as well as quick, tool-less sealing jaw changeover and the ability to run product at 150 bags per minute. See us at the United Fresh Expo ~ Booth 936.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

Product identification solved >>

Need to print a barcode, product code or a logo? Click this video to see how one company found cost savings and gained important product branding with FoxJet's ProSeries line of High Resolution printing.


Twin filling bowls for higher production rates >>

Your capper will run at about 50% capacity because of the size requirements of the large filling bowl. To combat this capacity loss, Fogg has optioned twin smaller bowls that will fill faster than one big filling bowl while using 100% of the capper’s capacity! This will save you 10-40% in initial investment.

Fogg Filler

CIJ printers provide 12,000-hr uptime >>

Videojet's 1550 and 1560 continuous ink-jet printers, based on the company's 1000 series, offer 12,000 hours of continuous uptime before scheduled preventative maintenance. Features include good print quality, a simple user interface, and code assurance technology.


Packaging line project in the works? >>

New! Download this free, 93-page Primary Packaging Line Equipment Playbook. It’s jam-packed with strategies for success, best practices and pitfalls to avoid. Covers unscrambling, filling, container handling, capping/sealing, feeding, and inspection.

Packaging World


Learn how Staples is deploying on-demand, custom case making

Staples has begun a system-wide rollout across its U.S. fulfillment centers of an on-demand box-making system. Once fully deployed, the solution—referred to by Staples as “smart-size packaging”—will allow the company to create a custom case size for every single less-than-full-case order it ships, or approximately 40% of its order volume.

Package design: Nutritional beverage differentiates with clean simplicity

Health drink Rumble distinguishes itself in the crowded functional beverage category through a clean, uncluttered design with artwork chosen to appeal to the emotions...

Innovation drives Lundberg’s new rice packaging

Rice packaging may not be considered especially innovative, but that impression is likely to change with the recent launch of a new stand-up pouch from Lundberg Family Farms...

‘Do robots kill jobs?’

Packaging professionals should stay abreast of a robotics conversation that won’t be going away any time soon. It’s a conversation about jobs, as in “Do robots kill jobs?”...

How to attack 'counterfeit' medications with a broader strategy

New Institute of Medicine report points to a new way of talking about and addressing problematic meds globally, with packaging smack dab in the middle of the issue...

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Robotic picking at 300/min
Schneider’s Robotic cartoning and case-loading system uses a delta-style robot and a machine vision system to locate and pick items at speeds to 300/min.
Upcoming Events:

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.

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.

The Automation Conference, May 14-15, Chicago


PepsiCo's Jeff Russell to keynote

For nearly two decades, the Holy Grail of systems integration for production and business optimization has revolved around the integration of plant floor automation and enterprise IT systems. Join us on May 14th to hear from PepsiCo's Jeff Russell about the challenges and benefits of having production operations function in a converged network environment. Plan now to attend The Automation Conference, at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare.

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Flexible packaging innovation gallery >>

Looking for flexible packaging innovation? Check out Packaging World's Flexible Packaging Innovation Gallery—quickly browse through hundreds of images in a groundbreaking visual format. New images added monthly!

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