Vention and OnRobot Partner to Bring a One-Stop-Shop for Cobot Applications to Manufacturers Globally

Vention, a manufacturing automation platform (MAP), announced its partnership with OnRobot, which makes tools for collaborative applications. This partnership combines Vention’s online-first manufacturing automation platform with OnRobot’s of plug-and-play end-of-arm to accelerate the design and deployment of end-to-end cobot applications. Vention’s MAP reportedly provides users with the engineering software and modular hardware they need to…

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Airnov to Showcase Super-Small, Sustainable Rimless Moisture Absorbing Packets at API China

Airnov Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in controlled atmosphere packaging, is unveiling a new product for the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries at the API China tradeshow in the form of Rimless Moisture Absorbing Packets. Welded together using uncoated Tyvek®, these sustainable packets offer greater moisture absorbing capacity while at the same time cutting raw materials…

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Steve Sundstrom Appointed President of SATO America

Steve Sundstrom was appointed president of SATO America, LLC to accelerate the company’s transformation into a customer-centric provider of auto-ID solutions in North America. Steve joined SATO America in 2018, most recently holding the position of senior vice president of sales and operations. His leadership and extensive experience overseeing sales, operations, marketing, and production have contributed…

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Fanuc Expands Line of High-Performance Scara Robots

America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs has expanded its line of high-performance SCARA ROBOTS, offering more reach and payload options to companies with assembly, packaging, pick and place, and inspection processes. FANUC’s family of 4-axis SCARA robots has grown to include the SR-3iA, SR-6iA, SR-12iA, and new SR-20iA models with 3 kilograms,…

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Packaging and Labeling Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Sustainably

MULTIVAC’s full wrap labeling offers a sustainable and high-quality solution for plastic-free packaging concepts. It requires just one wraparound label to securely seal the packs and also provide the product presentation at the same time. The packs are not only impressive at the point of sale with its attractive presentation, but it also guarantees a…

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A First in China, Schreiner MediPharm Equips Prefilled Syringes from Kingfriend with Needle-Trap Safety System

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of innovative functional label solutions for the healthcare industry, has equipped prefilled enoxaparin-sodium syringes from Kingfriend China, a leading provider of heparin and heparin products, with its innovative Needle-Trap safety solution. The move marks the first application of a China-based product for Schreiner MediPharm’s groundbreaking needlestick prevention system. The…

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ORBIT Gum Innovates With More Sustainable 30-Piece Mega Pack, Designed To Help Reduce Plastic Waste In Partnership With How2Recycle

As the country begins to reopen, ORBIT® Gum is readying people for more close encounters with its new 30-piece Mega Pack. The ORBIT Mega Pack is a more sustainable option that features an outer plastic package designed to be recycled in roughly half of U.S. recycling streams, with more locations to follow. The ORBIT Mega Pack is the first ever…

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Shopping for the Perfect eCommerce Packaging

By Tania Montesi, Global eCommerce Manager at H.B. Fuller “Since a growing percentage of purchases arrive at the consumer’s doorstep, companies must ensure their packaging protects the contents and their brand image, while providing an environmentally friendly way to dispose of the packaging waste.” In 2020, global eCommerce was estimated to grow 18 percent, only…

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Mettler-Toledo and EVRYTHNG Strategically Partner to Further the Digitalization of Global Food Safety

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection announces a new, industry-leading strategic partnership with product cloud platform architect and provider EVRYTHNG. The partnership provides food manufacturers and brand owners with an end-to-end technology solution to join up its product data at every point in the value chain, for visibility, validation and real-time intelligence. Having full visibility of all product…

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Ocean Spray Continues Commitment to Sustainability and Collaborates with Bryce Corporation for Store Drop-off Recyclable Packaging Solution

Bryce Corporation, the industry-leading supplier of innovative flexible packaging and prepress solutions, in partnership with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families, has announced the first Store Drop-off recyclable stand-up-pouch solution for Ocean Spray Craisins® dried cranberries after nearly two years of development and collaboration. As Ocean Spray…

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Selecting the Right Dust Collector Filter Media for a Safer Work Environment

By Randi Huckaby, Contributor High-efficiency, cartridge-style dust collectors are critical for protecting workers and equipment from harmful dust and fumes. However, a dust collector is only as efficient as its filter cartridges. When working at peak performance, filter cartridges should capture the maximum amount of dust and air pollutants, and then thoroughly release them into…

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Label be Nimble, Label be Quick

By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky This play on the nursery rhyme saying, “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick” is an apt description of why custom digital label printing and flexible packages/pouches go together so well. These labels provide the ultimate ability to pivot affordably on short notice, a very valuable asset in a fast-changing…

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METTLER TOLEDO X33 Series X-Ray Inspection Systems Use High-Sensitivity Detectors to Reduce Power Requirements and Costs

METTLER TOLEDO Safeline X33 series X-ray systems combine a single vertical X-ray beam with new high-sensitivity detector technology that allows inspections to take place using a low power (20W) X-ray generator. This reduces the system’s energy requirements and costs, and eliminates the need for cooling, resulting in more compact cabinet size. Improved user experience, sustainability…

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Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Packaging manufacturers must meet EPA and local wastewater requirements for effluent, including those under the Clean Water Act. Failing to do so can result in severe fines that quickly escalate. Fortunately, complying with EPA and local wastewater regulation has become much easier with more fully automated, wastewater treatment systems. Such systems not only reliably meet…

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Labeling Issues Cost Manufacturers Worldwide More Than $1.31 Million Each Year From Production Line Shutdowns, NiceLabel Study Finds

U.S. manufacturers on average incur losses of around $1,174,000 per year due to production line shutdowns caused by label printing problems, a global study of IT directors in manufacturing organizations has revealed. This is slightly below the global average, with many companies losing more than $1.31M each year. The study of 300 IT directors globally, including 100 from…

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New Chamber Belt Machine For Packing Ham, Cheese, Poultry and Fish Products

With the addition of the B 425 model, MULTIVAC has completed its range of chamber belt machines. When it comes to packing smaller products in particular, the B 425 offers a very high output thanks to its compact and narrow design. The new model, which is designed in the MULTIVAC Hygienic Design™, is reportedly aimed…

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Kemira Patents Novel Strength and Lightweighting Technology For Fiber-Based Packaging Grades

Lightweighting of packaging grades is a key focus area for paper and board companies, impacting the overall sustainability, cost-efficiency and quality performance. As a long-term partner to the industry, Kemira is investing heavily into R&D and manufacturing capabilities to help customers achieve their lightweighting initiatives with best-performing chemistries. As part of these lightweighting product development…

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CPG Brands Game Changer: Jabil Offers Connected Packaging Solution Built to Scale

Jabil Packaging Solutions, a division of Jabil Inc., launched a connected packaging platform that enables Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies to offer its customers a compelling next-generation user experience that maximizes convenience and boosts brand loyalty. The new platform reportedly combines sensors, connectivity and cloud technologies to eliminate reorder friction for consumer staples. Leveraging Jabil’s…

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Coffee Packaging Solutions for a Variety of Product and Container Types

Optima Machinery Corporation is proud to have served the U.S. and Canadian coffee market for more than 35 years. We are a subsidiary of Optima Packaging Group in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany giving you the best of both worlds, German engineering with local support. The coffee market is vast with a variety of containers and packages…

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