New Wash-Off Adhesive Optimises PET Recycling

The special wash-off adhesive for labels 62Rpw, which HERMA will be introducing, will allow recycling operators to produce high-purity PET pellets that do not contain any detrimental residues – no remains of paper or film labels, and no residual adhesive. Unlike downcycling or cascading, the resulting continuous cycle ranks among the most important requirements of…

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OnRobot Launches VGC10 Compact Electric Vacuum Gripper

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OnRobot announced the VGC10 compact electric vacuum gripper that addresses customer demand for a small but powerful and highly configurable gripper for nearly any application. Based on the design of the  OnRobot VG10 electric vacuum gripper, the compact VGC10 is smaller and lighter than its larger cousin, so it is ideal for constrained environments and…

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Ranpak Unveils Launch of FillPak Trident

Ranpak announced the North America launch of FillPak Trident™, an innovative, efficient packaging solution for medium and high volume shippers such as eCommerce hubs and fulfillment and distribution centers. Trident delivers a significant yield improvement when compared to other paper-based machines and can assist companies in eliminating the use of plastic-based packaging products like airbags.…

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WIPOTEC-OCS Offers Three-in-One Checkweigher with Serialization and Tamper-Evident Functionality

TQS-HC-A-TE 3-in-1 Checkweigher

WIPOTEC-OCS announced it offers a compact three-in-one checkweigher/serialization/temper-evidence module for pharmaceutical applications with a small footprint machine design. The TQS-HC-A-TE Checkweigher also offers the precision weight monitoring for which the company is known, plus added traceability and anti-counterfeiting elements increasingly required on pharmaceutical packaging lines. The unit is literally bookended by built-in quality control: its lead acronym, “TQS,”…

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ALPLA Joins Cross-Industry Consortium for Chemical Recycling

ALPLA Group, an international plastic packaging and recycling specialist, joins a new consortium for chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialisation of enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, which turns opaque and difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste into recycled feedstocks. Leading companies operating across the polyester packaging value chain – including businesses…

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Crown Honors its Transit Packaging Operations for Exceptional Sustainability Achievements

In recognition of the overall sustainability contributions of its Transit Packaging Division, Crown Holdings, Inc. has honored three facilities with a Chairman’s Sustainability Award. Three additional plants were recognized as runners-up for their efforts. The six Transit Packaging facilities join three of Crown’s metal packaging plants and the company’s Brazilian operations, which were recognized for…

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Robotics in Logistics; Understanding if Automation is Right for Your Business

Four questions to determine if automation is a sound investment By: Brian Bowers, Corporate COO and Business Unit President at Visible Supply Chain Management As eCommerce volumes explode, many logistics and parcel companies look to automation and robotics as the solution and the next-big-thing. Many factors, such as labor shortages, wage increases, competitive pressures, falling…

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GC Series Conveyorized Metal Detection Systems Aim to Future-Proof Compliance

MT Profile Advantage GC Series

Mettler-Toledo recently launched its GC Series conveyorized metal detection systems. The conveyors systems at the heart of these metal detectors are designed to improve compliance and reduce users’ total cost of ownership. The new systems support food and non-food manufacturers’ quality and production objectives by providing a robust, easy to use, modular conveyor system that…

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Preparing for the Future: The Impact of Predictive Analytics

Preparing for the Future

By Jill Thiede, Smart and Connected Leader at PCMC Packaging companies have always worked to forecast production needs and make proactive estimates about facility operations to improve efficiency. However, the future of packaging involves painting an even clearer picture of what happens next, and that future is already here. Converters and manufacturers of all sizes…

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Exact Metrology Representing Procon for North America

Exact Metrology is now representing the ProCon line of x-ray inspection equipment for industrial and commercial concerns, as well as university and scientific research operations. “ProCon high-resolution focus x-ray technology delivers uncompromised image quality and is widely used for non-destructive testing (NDT) failure analysis and process control in many industries, R&D and academic environments,” said…

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Xperience E-Commerce Brands

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has secured representatives from six brands and developed nearly 20 general and workshop sessions for E-Commerce Xperience, the comprehensive conference on eCommerce for the packaging industry, to be held February 18- February 20, 2020, at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel in Irving, TX. “AICC’s Education Committee, chaired by Jana Harris,…

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Rolling Compactor Reduces Waste Volume

Rolling Compactor

The ROPAX Jumbo Rolling Compactor from Epax Systems uses a rolling drum with sharp metal teeth to crush, macerate, tear, rip and compress waste in large open top containers/dumpsters. The rolling drum, which weighs over 2-tons to aid in compaction, is attached to an articulating boom which moves it from one end of the container…

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SNAC International Announces New “SNX” Education & Collaboration

SNAC International announced the creation of SNX, a new industry forum that will work in tandem with its trade show, SNAXPO, to provide snack producers and their suppliers with two distinct, but integrated, platforms designed to spark dialogue, innovation and marketplace growth. “When it comes to snacking, the only constant is change,” said Elizabeth Avery,…

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eCommerce’s Impact on Packaging and Consumer Perception

At roughly 12 percent of total 2018 sales in the U.S (emarketer), eCommerce has grown 14 percent annually over the last two years.  In five years, eCommerce sales are projected to approach $1 trillion and make up 16 percent of total sales.  Large numbers to be sure, but in comparison to traditional brick-and-mortar, it’s still…

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Sun Chemical Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

2018 Report Cover

Sun Chemical released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on how its commitment to sustainability has led to new products and services that help customers improve their eco-efficiency goals. The 2018 report shows that Sun Chemical achieved its recent energy and water usage goals and highlights various initiatives that Sun Chemical has implemented to…

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