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October 2019

In The News:

EVCO Plastics Puts Cobot Colleagues to Work, Improves Work Environment and Throughput
EVCO Plastics in DeForest, Wisconsin is a custom injection molder facing the challenge of having to staff round-the-clock production with fast-changing processes. Read More

Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute
Nestlé officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. Read More

Pregis Receives FSC Chain of Custody Mix Certification for Easypack Paper
Pregis LLC, a protective packaging materials and automated systems manufacturer, has received a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody, FSC Recycled certification for its Easypack paper portfolio. Read More

CTI Achieves High Pressure Processing Verification at the Individual Package Level
As high-pressure processing (HPP) grows to provide consumers foods with natural flavors and free of preservatives, the most important job of HPP is to keep consumers safe from harmful bacteria such as salmonella and listeria. Read More

DataLase Uses Pioneering Technology to Promote Sustainability
Photonic Printing solutions provider DataLase is planning to use its pioneering personalization technology to drive change in consumer habits and promote sustainable behavior towards recycling of disposable hot drinks cups. Read More

Hi-Cone Announces Launch of RingCycles
As part of its goal to eliminate 100 percent of current virgin plastic-based ring carriers from its product portfolio by the end of 2020, Hi-Cone is launching RingCyclesä – a multi-packaging solution that contains +50 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. Read More

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Featured in Packaging Technology Today:

Packaging for the Planet and the Modern Consumer: Primary Packaging as a Sustainable Strategy
In the era of social media and digital activism, we are exposed to concerns about the impact of plastic on the environment on a daily basis. The attention to these issues is more than just social media buzz — the Plastic Pollution Coalition predicts that the volume of ocean plastic will double over the next decade. Read More

Featured Products:

Coval’s Carbon Vacuum Gripper
Collaborative robots, or cobots as they are known in the industry, are reportedly developing rapidly, with an annual growth rate of more than 60 percent from 2017 to 2021* (Source Technavio).
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Emerson and Arrowhead Systems Partner on Next-Gen, Edge-based Machine Health Monitoring Solution
High-speed production Busse SJI Palletizer increases uptime using predictive maintenance to increase overall equipment effectiveness Emerson and Arrowhead Systems, Inc.
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The New METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision V15 Round Line Smart Camera System Inspects Labels and Codes on Round Containers in Wet Environments
METTLER TOLEDO CI-Vision is introducing the new V15 Round Line smart camera inspection system, designed to confirm the presence, completeness and readability of alphanumeric label information.
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ALLIEDFLEX® Technologies, Inc. Introduces Pouch / Bag Fill / Seal System
ALLIEDFLEX has expanded its output range by introducing the company’s new compact FLX AXIS-Servo Linear Pre-Made Pouch | Bag Fill | Seal model to accommodate the filling and sealing of popular Pre-Made Standup / Zipper Pouches and QuadSeal Side Gusset Bags.
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Silgan Equipment’s New 2D-X2 Dual Profiling Inspection System Uses Two Lasers to Ensure Complete Cap Sealing
The new Silgan Equipment 2D-X2 Inspection System employs dual lasers to scan the surface of the cap on a packaged beverage or food product to determine proper cap sealing. Read More

In Case You Missed It:

Ranpak Named Finalist in National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures’ Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge
Ranpak’s WrapPak® Protector announced it was selected from a pool of nearly 300 innovations that were submitted for selection in the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge. Read More

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acpo, ltd. has been dedicated to manufacturing and supplying pressure sensitive coated films to the narrow web printing and converting market for over 30 years. With the largest product portfolio, acpo films can be found on labels and flexible packaging products from the health and beauty industry to pharmaceuticals and pet food.
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AlliedFlex Technologies
ALLIEDFLEX® is the leading North American supplier of Global Standup Pouch Packaging Machinery. ALLIEDFLEX® specializes in Global Pouch Machinery for Standup zipper or "slider" styles, retort pouch, spouted pouch, "shaped" pouch, side gusseted and stick-pack packaging machinery technologies from the most respected suppliers in the world.
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Automated Packaging Systems
Automated Packaging Systems is the global leader in designing and manufacturing bag packaging systems. We are the original inventor of genuine Autobag® bagging machines and pre-opened bags-on-a-roll, SidePouch® specialty packaging, and AirPouch® protective packaging.
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