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Sponsors: April 18, 2013 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Vf/f/s machine switches from pillow bags to zipper packages >>

The XYT bag machine from Triangle Package Machinery allows users to switch bag styles--from pillow bags with zippers to standard pillow pouches to a four-corner bag with or without zipper--on packages up to 15 in. wide. Machine boasts fastest zipper bag speed at 60/min for a four-corner bag with zipper.

Triangle Package Machinery Co.

Molded fiber for foodservice, electronic, and disposable hospital products >>

The use of renewable molded fibers to create packaging and products continues to grow globally, fueled in part by both sustainability issues and advancing technological developments.

International Molded Fiber Association - IMFA

Semi-automatic scale and bagger combo debuts >>

Automated Packaging Systems shows its FAS Sprint Revolution™ bagger, which accommodates a range of pouch styles and materials, with the Yamato Dataweigh TSDW-205W scale that loads fresh foods and fragile products directly into the bags. Ideal for products sold by a fixed weight.

Automated Packaging Systems

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.

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Hear from Unilever exec on company’s sustainable packaging strategy

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of food, home, and personal care products, with global sales of more than $67 billion in 2012. More than 2 billion people use Unilever’s products on a daily basis. The Sustainable Living Plan encompasses the entire value chain, with Unilever taking responsibility not just for its own direct operations, but also for its suppliers, distributors, and consumers. Underpinning the plan are more than 50 targets. In an exclusive interview with Packaging World, Michael Hughes, senior packaging manager, R&D, at Unilever, details how the company is working toward these goals to reduce the impact of its packaging on the environment.

Package design: Router redesign connects with consumer needs

New graphics for Cisco’s Linksys routers alleviate consumer confusion in an overly complicated category and communicate the powerful potential of the technology...

Creating value with digital printing

Personalized packages are on the rise and can be found across various categories and in different parts of the world. All of this is possible with digital package printing...

Case study: Blister machines address global pharmaceutical market changes

Restructured international pharmaceutical markets demand new manufacturing strategies. To ensure efficient packaging processes, Aenova and Romaco take a fresh approach...

Streamlined shrink wrapping of breakfast sandwiches at 28 cartons/min

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

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Induction cap sealer takes technology to the Max
Enercon says improvements to its Super Seal Max induction cap sealer make this machine the "world’s fastest," with a 20% higher rate of performance. A new software-driven operating system, based on the company’s Super Seal Touch architecture, offers improved ease of use and response.
Upcoming Events:

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.

Converflex 2013
For over 30 years, Converflex has been a key international event in the converting, package printing, labelling and tissue industries. This year's expo will be held in conjunction with Grafitalia - Graphic Arts, Print Media and Communication event, at Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy, May 7-11.

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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Nercon

How to Reduce Changeover Time with Conveyor Technology

View Now! A webinar on conveyor changeover technology, from Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc. The company designs and engineers changeover assemblies and systems for food and consumer goods manufacturers and is offering a complimentary 40 minute recorded webinar on leveraging changeover options from manual to automatic solutions.

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