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March 2021

In The News:

Automate Forward Keynote Speakers, Full Agenda Announced
More than 80 global experts will speak at Automate Forward, the world’s premier virtual automation trade show and conference set for March 22-26. The event also features more than 250 leading companies in an expanded exhibit area, enhanced networking opportunities, and a look at innovative automation startups. Read More

Ink Raises Standard of Continuous Inkjet Coding for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods
Markem-Imaje’s new ink enables better performance and sustainability, with no overall cost increase. Paired with the company’s flagship 9450 coder, the EB588 ink sets the new standard for FMCG inkjet coding. Read More

PSSMA Announces 2020 Safety Award Winners
The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers’ Association (PSSMA) announced the winners of its annual Safety Awards Program for 2020 during their Fourth Quarter 2020 and Annual Safety Review Webinar. Read More

FANUC and Rockwell Automation Form Coalition to Address Manufacturing Skills Gap with Robotics and Automation Apprenticeship Programs
FANUC America and Rockwell Automation officially formed a coalition to kick off accelerated work and learn apprenticeship programs designed to upskill current and future workers for jobs in advanced manufacturing, robotics and automation. Read More

Covectra Introduces Next Generation StellaGuard – Smart Label and Mobile Authentication Solution to Combat Counterfeiting of Products
Covectra, a leader in track and trace solutions, announced the next generation of StellaGuard, a smart label and mobile authentication solution that will enable brand managers and consumers for the first time to easily and more accurately identify, authenticate, and track genuine products and combat counterfeiting. Read More

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Featured in Packaging Technology Today:

Flexible Food Packaging Systems: Boost Profit with Gentle Conveying of Valuable Product Without Using Air
Tubular cable conveyors can significantly adapt to packaging needs while reducing product damage, energy use, noise, and maintenance. Read More

Unique Cannabis Considerations Require Innovative Package Design
The cannabis sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. According to Marijuana Business Daily, U.S. retail sales for medical and recreational cannabis reached $15 billion in 2020, an approximate 40 percent increase from 2019. And that number could rise as high as $37 billion by 2024. Read More

M-WB Series (Walking Beam)
The IM-WB Pouchmaster series is our latest addition to our quality line of horizontal form fill and seal machines.  Pouch clamps and the clamp carrying chain is eliminated.  The line shaft below the pouch center line has been eliminated creating an improved design for the most sanitary applications. With this machine, we can form, fill, and seal standup zipper pouches up to 7.5” wide 2-up, achieving speeds up to 100+ pouches per minute.

Featured Products:

Primera Technology Announces Pre-Launch of Catalyst Laser Marking System
Primera Technology has announced the pre-launch of the Catalyst Laser Marking System, which prints onto high-durability, pre-laminated label substrates.
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OnRobot Releases World’s Most Powerful Electric Vacuum Gripper for Heavy-Duty Palletizing Applications
Large, unwieldy bags of dog food, non-airtight clothing or consumer goods packages, and bulky, porous cardboard boxes. These are just some examples of demanding packaging and palletizing applications that OnRobot’s new VGP20 gripper can address. VGP20 is the world’s most-powerful electric vacuum gripper.
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Smurfit Kappa Launches Additional TopClip Packing System Designed For Smaller Brands
Smurfit Kappa announced the launch of a new packing system for its sustainable TopClip product, a paper-based replacement for plastic shrink wrap that bundles beverage multi-packs.
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TurboFil Introduces Lineup of Semi- and Fully-Automatic Vial Crimping Machines
TurboFil Packaging Machines LLC, an equipment specialist dedicated solely to the design and development of liquid filling and assembly machines, has introduced a lineup of semi- and fully automatic vial crimping machines.
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In Case You Missed It:

Universal Robots Power Flexible, Easy to Deploy Palletizing Automation
Collaborative robots (or ‘cobots’) from Universal Robots are a proven technology for palletizing applications at companies of all sizes. Building on Universal Robots experience as the world’s most successful cobot maker and spurred by customer demand, Universal Robots and its partners have developed a range of easy to deploy palletizing-focused Application Kits designed to provide users with all the hardware and software required to get started on palletizing applications. Read More

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Packaging Technology Today – March 2021
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