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Roll N Blow PS bottles
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Roll N Blow PS bottles

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK. From Serac comes a new technology for making polystyrene bottles from roll-fed material; it offers big savings in material costs, and because the rolls occupy so little space in transportation, sustainability advantages are also significant.
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Stretch wrapper for extremely light bottles
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Stretch wrapper for extremely light bottles

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK: L-Series stretch wrapper from Lantech has new technology designed specifically for wrapping pallets of lightweighted bottles.
Smooth control of traversing ink-jet print head
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Smooth control of traversing ink-jet print head

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK: Jet Motion system is integrated with Leibinger's Jet3 ink jet printer, so the print head moves smoothly over multiple substrates; integrated controller permits easy modification of print setups.
Ultrasonic sealing on a flow wrapper
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Ultrasonic sealing on a flow wrapper

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK: At the Cavanna booth, in-line flexpickers and a flow wrapper that uses ultrasonic sealing feed product into an automated cartoner.
Label-free weigh/price labeling
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Label-free weigh/price labeling

VIDEO FROM INTERPACK: All variable data is thermal-transfer-printed directly on the lidstock of these film-lidded trays rather than on labels or paperboard sleeves, so cost is reduced and carbon footprint minimized.
Ultra high density warehouse solution
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Ultra high density warehouse solution

This Warehouse Automation system from Hartness offers some of the highest density storage and retrieval capabilities available, and it interfaces seamlessly with the manufacturer's case picking and order fulfillment solution.
Package realization is a team effort
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Package realization is a team effort

A global leader in resealable solutions and equipment, Zip-Pak used interpack 2011 to launch its Package Realization Team, a multidisciplinary group comprising company veterans with distinct areas of packaging expertise, from machinery and materials to package design and sustainability.
Private Label Smackdown: Private brands that evolve beyond the copycat strategy
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Private Label Smackdown: Private brands that evolve beyond the copycat strategy

Rob Wallace of New York City-based strategic brand identity consultancy Wallace Church compares strategies of private vs. national brand in several product categories with a special emphasis on Target.
Microwave pasteurization puts ready meals where consumers want them
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Microwave pasteurization puts ready meals where consumers want them

The combination of microwave technology, a special thermoformed tray, and a patented valve designed to open or close when needed are behind this important debut.
Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Affordable Luxury
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Package Design Workshop Video Shorts: Affordable Luxury

Lisa Baer of Baer Design a Chicago-based strategic branding and identity firm takes a look at "affordable luxury" where packaging can entice consumers to spend a little more as a "me" treat.
Private-Label Smackdown: Tesco takes on name brand yogurts
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Private-Label Smackdown: Tesco takes on name brand yogurts

Jonathan Ford of international design agency Pearlfisher with studios in New York and London takes a look at cues such as color logotype and product photography in comparing Tesco's private-label yogurt brand with a variety of national U.K. yogurt products.
Pallet handling, wrapping get an upgrade
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Pallet handling, wrapping get an upgrade

Automated stretch wrapping machine and low-profile chain conveyor system smoothly deliver securely wrapped loads without operator attention.
New Coke plant designed with future in mind
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New Coke plant designed with future in mind

A new state-of-the-art plant for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Baton Rouge, LA, includes four packaging lines that meet the needs of today while being flexible enough to accommodate future growth.
OFF THE SHELF: Convenience packs from Kraft
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OFF THE SHELF: Convenience packs from Kraft

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a good look at two convenience packages--one in a folding carton and one in a PET thermoform--that make sandwich making a snap for busy consumers.
OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent

Editor Pat Reynolds deconstructs this molded pulp bottle made from 70% OCC and 30% ONP. Seventh Generation of Burlington, VT, is using it for a 50-oz container of 4x concentrated laundry detergent.
Video: Interphex
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Video: Interphex

Mirafoil eliminates off-line lamination or foil stamping lowers carbon footprint, boosts shelf impact.
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Video: Track-and-trace case labeling
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Video: Track-and-trace case labeling

Erik Bronander, vice president of sales for Labeling Systems Inc., describes a print- and-apply labeling system for cases that accommodates RFID or 2D codes, as well as laser, ink-jet, and HP printing systems. Available with Rockwell/Allen-Bradley controls and Cognex vision system.
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Video: Moisture and oxygen protection
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Video: Moisture and oxygen protection

Desiccant and absorbent products that meet the rigorous requirements of the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries are described by Mark Florez, global marketing manager, Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging, in this video from Interphex NY.

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