Tokyo Pack 2012

News from Tokyo Pack: Fanuc robot picks 175 pieces/min
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News from Tokyo Pack: Fanuc robot picks 175 pieces/min

The Model M-2 robot from Fanuc, newly introduced at Tokyo Pack, is extremely fast. Using a vision system, it picks 175 pieces/min.
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This single-serve coffee format could be heading to the U.S. marketplace.

Discovering Japan: final observations from Tokyo Pack

From a novel coffee concept to a clever retail-ready pack to a high-speed digital label-printing technology for pharma applications, my last day at Tokyo Pack 2012 was another fascinating stroll down innovation lane.
World's first recloseable blister pack was shown at Tokyo Pack.

Discovering Japan: day four at Tokyo Pack

Except for the Chinese Pavilion—which had a number of no-show exhibitors likely due to the current Sino-Japanese squabble over the Senkaku Islands—traffic at Tokyo Pack was heavy on Thursday.
Packaging World VP Editor Pat Reynolds addresses TokyoPack conference.

Discovering Japan: day three at Tokyo Pack

Okay, my Wednesday at Tokyo Pack concluded with a houseboat dinner-time tour of the Tokyo shoreline that included Karaoke (when in Rome…).
Tokyo Pack 2012 ribbon cutting

Discovering Japan: day two at Tokyo Pack

With Sunday’s Typhoon Jelawat in the rear view mirror, Tokyo Pack 2012 opened October 2 to ribbon cutting and fanfare.
Refill pouches are marketed right alongside the rigid container.

Discovering Japan: day one at Tokyo Pack

Easy-open features, refill pouches galore, and an approach to packaging design that caters to women—these are among the things that stood out during today’s Tokyo Pack Insight Japan Tour, which was essentially a guided tour of the retail scene in Japan.



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