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Governor Lamont Announces Ranpak to Create New Innovation Center in Shelton

October 22, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced that Ranpak Holdings Corp., a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, is creating an 80,000 square foot innovation and automation center in Shelton, Connecticut. The company expects to initially employ 35 workers at the facility and increase that amount to around 80 to…

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Pregis and inVia Robotics Partner to Offer Automated Pick, Pack, Replenish Solution, Increasing Warehouse Productivity up to 10X

October 21, 2021

Pregis, a leading global manufacturer of protective and flexible packaging solutions, is partnering with inVia Robotics to improve pick, pack and replenishment labor efficiencies by automating fulfillment operations. InVia and Pregis engineers have integrated artificial intelligence-driven software and autonomous mobile robots with packaging systems. Pregis’ advanced automation solutions are typically integrated into end-of-line work cells…

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Position Imaging Introduces iPickup RooM, an Entry-Level Package Management System For Multi-Family Properties

October 20, 2021

Position Imaging, Inc, a pioneer in package logistics and asset tracking, announced the availability of its new iPickup RooM. As a member of the iPickup solutions family, this latest package management solution is an entry-level system that provides the same secure resident access and pickup convenience features as its computer vision predecessor, the Smart Package Room. This new…

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Econocorp Beer Twinseal for 4 Pack of 330ml Cans

October 18, 2021

This video demonstrates the Econocorp Beer Twinseal carton sealer for a 4 pack of 330ml cans. https://www.econocorp.com/

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Econocorp Spartan Automatically Loading A Clam Shell Product

October 18, 2021

This video demonstrates the Econocorp Spartan Intermittent Motion Cartoner with a belt conveyor and infeed for a food product that is in a clam shell. https://www.econocorp.com/

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Surviving the Perfect Storm Impacting Packaging and Shipping Operations

October 18, 2021

By Peter Schwoerer, Vice President at CMES Robotics Inc. Packaging and shipping operations across all market segments were already being squeezed prior to 2020 by tight labor markets and cost pressures. The pandemic created the perfect storm in 2020 by not only intensifying an already tight labor market, but also by the exponential growth in…

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Rapid Launch of a New 1-Liter Bottle on a Guinean Line Thanks to Sidel Remote Services

October 12, 2021

Nouvelle Brasserie de Guinée (Braguinée) reached out to Sidel for help with the remote tuning of its packaging line to produce 1-liter bottles for its carbonated soft drink (CSD) brands “Planet”, “Bubble Up” and “American Cola”. In just three days, Sidel’s multi-expertise team from around the world were mobilized to guide and empower the customer,…

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Waddington Europe Offers New Punnet That’s Easier to Recycle, Uses Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Leading European thermoforming packaging specialist Waddington® Europe, a division of Novolex®, has launched a new 100 percent mono-material protective soft-fruit punnet thanks to the company’s revolutionary MONOAIR™ cushion technology. Traditionally, punnet bases have required an additional layer of bubble padding attached with a glue adhesive to protect soft fruit from bruising and spoiling in transit. However,…

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Muller Technology Develops Industry’s First Hybrid Pail with 75 Percent Less Plastic

October 12, 2021

Muller Technology, a leading global supplier of molds and automation solutions for thin-wall packaging, has collaborated with a leading European packaging manufacturer to develop the industry’s first hybrid pail which significantly reduces plastics use and delivers strong barrier properties and a more sustainable and environmentally-sound packaging option. The 1.2-L Skel-Pac system – targeted for food and…

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Intelligent Inspection: Mettler-Toledo’s New M30 R-Series GC Metal Detection Systems Deliver Advanced Contaminant Detection

October 11, 2021

Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection launches a next-generation series of metal detection systems that deliver a fresh dimension to the food inspection market: smart, digital inspection designed specifically for small and medium-size manufacturers and/or co-packers. The modular design of the fully integrated system can be adapted over time in line with evolving compliance and productivity needs. This…

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Today’s Checkweighers’ Expanded Capabilities Are Making Them Essential Productivity Tools

October 11, 2021

Modern checkweighers have evolved far beyond being simply weighing devices to also being interactive productivity control devices able to monitor their own and other systems’ performance. By Keri Klein, Checkweighing Product Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection Many years ago, product inspections were carried out by employees who viewed packaged products as they passed by on…

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Vacuum Packaging in a New Dimension

October 8, 2021

With the VSM® Bulky, Augsburg-based MBM innovations GmbH is setting new standards in the field of vacuum packaging. The compact model in hygienic design is a perfect all-rounder for vertical packaging of large products such as ham, pieces of meat or other large and loose containers. Numerous strong performance features not only offer added value…

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Mamata Introduces an Industry Game Changer: The Fastest Simplex Roll Stock HFFS Machine

October 5, 2021

Mamata is excited to announce an open house demo of the world’s fastest simplex HFFS Pouch machine. The demo will take place from October 18-29 in Brandenton, Florida. The company is offering both in-person and virtual options. The M-200 Ultra is a must-see innovation. Quality and innovation Designed with conventional proven servo technology; Higher production…

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At INTERPHEX NYC, MG America to Premier Precision Wraparound Labeler for Vials, and Robust 10-Lane Capsule Checkweigher

October 5, 2021

MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will debut two new machines at INTERPHEX NYC Booth #2221, October 19-21. One is an enhanced wraparound vial labeling machine ideal for the ongoing production of COVID-19 vaccines; the other is a robust, 10-lane capsule checkweigher…

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Looking Ahead to a Post-Pandemic Future

October 5, 2021

By Zaid Bunni, Founding Partner and Director at Swedbrand This past year has been difficult around the world. The pandemic descended upon us with no warning and disrupted so many things! For many companies future plans were put on hold since no one was really sure how this thing would turn out. We decided to…

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Considerations for Choosing the Right Conveyors for Packaging Lines

October 4, 2021

By: Justin Quattlebaum, Product Manager for VarioFlow plus Conveyors It’s really no cliché to say that change is nearly the only constant in the packaging industry. Whether a packaging line is filling bottled water, liquid hand soap, battery packs or picnic plates, consumer packaged goods operations are constantly faced with the need to be agile…

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R.A Jones Debuts Market-First Packaging Machinery at Pack Expo 2021, Enabling High-Speed Production of Recycle-Ready Packaging

September 29, 2021

While at PACK EXPO, R.A Jones showcased its future-ready packaging machinery, the Meridian XR MPS-300, customized to support The Bumble Bee Seafood Company’s major shift to a recycle-ready packaging format for multi-pack can products. The packaging equipment is the next evolution of R.A Jones’ multipacker for canned food and beverages, custom-built to replace Bumble Bee’s…

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Loftware Smartflow 26.2 Saves Time and Improves Control in Managing Packaging Artwork

September 28, 2021

Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management Solutions has launched a new release of its automated artwork management software, Loftware Smartflow 26.2. This new release, which introduces Master Datasheets, strengthens users’ ability to enforce consistency and control content used in packaging, labels, and other documents. Using one central location for packaging content, Smartflow 26.2 reportedly…

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Dorner’s Redesigned AquaPruf Conveyor Brings Users the Latest in Food Safety Features

September 27, 2021

Dorner is never one to rest on its laurels, and that philosophy of constant improvement is shown in its newly redesigned AquaPruf Conveyor, the latest iteration of its popular selling AquaPruf sanitary conveyor platform. Dorner is an industry leader in the design, application, manufacturing and integration of precision industrial and sanitary conveyor systems. The redesigned AquaPruf…

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6 Trends in Liquid Filling

September 20, 2021

By Devin Partida, Contributing Writer Liquid filling is an essential step in many production lines. Food and drink manufacturers, cosmetics companies, and more all rely on automated liquid filling machines to maintain precision and efficiency. As such, changes in the liquid filling market have far-reaching impacts across multiple industries. Like many other industries, liquid filling…

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