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Sponsors: October 17, 2013 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

FASTER: Triangle’s XYS08 VFFS bagger offers high speed bagging, quick changeover >>

Model XYS08 is a vertical form fill seal bagger that offers quick, tool-less changeover of forming tubes, film rolls, and sealing jaws, and speeds up to 150 bags per minute – all in a compact footprint. Ideal for fresh cut produce, grains, IQF products, candy, coffee, nuts and snacks.

Triangle Package Machinery Company

Late model packaging machinery and complete lines available from Loeb >>

Large selection of Packaging Machinery from Liquidations currently being run for: Kraft, Snyder’s-Lance, Sargento, Avon, and Nivea! Loeb is your source for packaging equipment, including: Bottle Unscramblers, Cappers, Case or Tray Erectors, Checkweighers, Feeders, Fillers, Form Fill & Seals, Labelers and Wrappers.


High-speed, low maintenance coder >>

The Linx SL302 laser coder is equipped with a 30W laser codes high quality text, graphics and Data Matrix codes onto a wide range of materials. New LinxVision display clearly shows the selected message to print, reducing user errors.

Linx Printing Technologies

Hot melt delivery system >>

Graco Inc.'s InvisiPac Tank-Free hot melt delivery system supplies adhesive and melts it to meet your application's demand, meaning less adhesive time at high temperatures, thereby producing less char and material degradation. Offers startup in less than 10 min, reducing downtime.

Graco Inc.


Heineken finds package designs through crowdsourcing

Heineken is using a dedicated website called to leverage crowdsourcing in its approach to innovation generally and to package design in particular. Read this Q&A with Mark van Iterson, head of the Heineken Brand Design and Concept team, and Heineken Innovation Program Manager Ellen Bark to learn more about the challenge.

New flexible coffee valve application at 65/min

Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee streamlined—and sped up—its packaging process with pre-oiled, flexible valves that maintain freshness, letting CO2 out of the bag without letting oxygen in...

Connect to consumers with over-the-counter packaging

Bayer and Aleve serve as examples of packaging that appeals to the 4 Es: excitement, engagement, exclusivity, and emotion...

Solvent-free spray adhesive in shapely PET bottles

Eclectic Products, Inc., Eugene, OR, has debuted new solvent-free, high bond-strength E6000 Spray Adhesive, packaged in custom-contoured 8-oz PET bottles with a pinched-waist shape...

Retorted pet food product is fresher with desiccant barrier technology

US Pet Nutrition uses rigid plastic containers with desiccant barrier technology that meet the demands of the retort process while preserving the quality of its pet-food products...

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Semiautomatic label applicator handles flat surfaces
Label applicator AP550 from Primera Technology applies product and identification labels onto a range of flat surfaces such as rectangular or tapered bottles, boxes, pouches, lids, tins, etc.
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