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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome
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Off The Shelf: Tomatoes bust out of the clamshell syndrome

Mastronardi Produce of Kingsville, Ontario, has introduced its Wild Wonders Gourmet Medley tomatoes in a thermoformed PET that is interesting because it is not a clamshell.
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Shelf-stable pouch advances at PACK EXPO
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Shelf-stable pouch advances at PACK EXPO

Convenience foods and drinks remain shelf stable longer with Printpack's new barrier films for stand-up pouches, cereal box pouches become more sustainable with 57% renewable content, and woven PP bags offer a more economical option for large pet food bags.
Hot-melt systems answer virtually every need
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Hot-melt systems answer virtually every need

Nordson's "nVest for Success" concept presents its Freedom and ProBlue Liberty tankless hot melt applicators, featuring energy efficiency, char-free operation and intuitive controls. The ProBlue tank-style model lets users choose virtually any type of adhesive, anywhere in the world.
HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility
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HL7200 palletizer combines safety with flexibility

Columbia's complete closed-loop palletizer HL7200 features Cat 3 compliant safety systems including dual channel safety interlocks, full height light curtains and upper-level guards. System flexibility allows quick pallet pattern changes and ability to handle different package types including shrink bundles, totes and unwrapped trays.
High-barrier film supplier expands in NA
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High-barrier film supplier expands in NA

Tokyo-based high-barrier film supplier Toppan announces plans to construct its first North American plant in Georgia to bolster its ability to supply its GL film brand.
Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging
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Design, tooling and molds spark plastic packaging

Full service plastic product solutions company R&D Leverage offers design to tooling to manufacturing, including full mold manufacturing for injection molds, PET and IBM tooling.
3D design software speeds time to market
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3D design software speeds time to market

Esko's 3D package design software suite allows designers to create 3D package models within a traditional workflow, focusing on package structure, design creation, and package presentation in simulated environments.
SSL-6001 vertical sleeve labeler runs at 600 cpm
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SSL-6001 vertical sleeve labeler runs at 600 cpm

10-color labeler is fast, efficient, easy to maintain, and creates visually striking labels.
Touch-free flow monitor scans profiles in real time
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Touch-free flow monitor scans profiles in real time

Opti-Flow flow monitor uses vision system and software to scan the surface profile of the material as it is conveyed to collect real-time data.
Digital inkjet press provides variable printing, die cutting
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Digital inkjet press provides variable printing, die cutting

Colordyne Technologies' new 3600 Series high-speed digital inkjet printing system offers high-resolution, four-color variable-data printing with in-line laser finishing capabilities.
Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area
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Michelangelo robot offers less obstructed work area

The patent-pending articulated boom robot from IASE presents a high-speed, four-axis alternative to the delta robot, with isolated driving machinery and minimal intrusion into the working envelope.
Flexible, reliable blister line
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Flexible, reliable blister line

This Mediseal CP400 P1600 blister line in the medium performance range (up to 400 blisters/min), demonstrated by MediPak and Korber, represents a reliable, flexible system incorporating a blister and cartoning module, quick format changes and a simple operating concept.
Contract packaging with a focus on pharma
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Contract packaging with a focus on pharma

Reed Lane specializes in prescription and over-the-counter contract pharmaceuticals, both branded and generic.
Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint
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Fast pharma cartoning with a small footprint

The CT200 Pharma Cartoner from MGS features speeds up to 200 cpm, a small footprint, HMI touch screens, predesigned in-feeds, and no-tool changeover.
New mold for heat-set PET
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New mold for heat-set PET

At the Krones booth the Generation 3 Contiform stretch blow mold was on display. Its key value proposition is low maintenance and zero lubrication.
Slitter/Sealer/Top Sealer
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Slitter/Sealer/Top Sealer

Slitter/Sealer/Top Sealer for tab-lock corrugated cases is brand new from Wayne Automation. Designed primarily for the craft beer market, it's just 13 feet long.
Continuous InkJet line of printers manages full gamut of inks
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Continuous InkJet line of printers manages full gamut of inks

BestCode continuous inkjet 8 series printers from InkJet, Inc. offer a cost effective alternative for coding and marking, with long service intervals and excellent print quality combined with a simple icon based 10.4 inch user interface.
Water-soluble film ideal for ingredient delivery
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Water-soluble film ideal for ingredient delivery

Monosol is making its Vivos water-soluble film for unit-dose packaging available to food manufacturers to deliver product ingredients more conveniently, cleanly, and with less waste.

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