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Inextricably linked: TriMas Packaging’s Affaba & Ferrari to Introduce Tethered Cap Solutions

August 24, 2021

A few years ago, images of dead seagulls with their bellies full of plastic particles travelled around the world. The message was clear: man-made pollution is gradually destroying the environment. In 2024, a new European Union (EU) directive will be introduced to reduce the number of discarded plastic closures in nature, and it is already…


Syntegon: Next Generation Filling Machine LFS Sets New Standards in Dairy and Food Production

August 3, 2021

The portfolio of cup filling and sealing machines from Syntegon subsidiaries Ampack GmbH, Germany, and Osgood Industries, LLC, USA has been extended with the new LFS filling machine for the dairy and food industry. Available in clean and ultra-clean hygienic executions, the LFS fills and packages liquid, viscous and pump required products, such as yogurt,…


Exact Metrology Performs Bulk Plastic Cap Inspection

June 9, 2021

Exact Metrology, a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, performed a recent inspection on molded caps to showcase the power and capability of multi-part inspections at its Brookfield, Wisconsin office. Computed tomography (CT) scanning is an x-ray methodology yielding 3D results by placing an object on a rotational stage between an x-ray…


Producing the Post-COVID Cup: Packaging Equipment Innovations Delivering Quality and Speed

June 2, 2021

By Nate Smith, Innovation and Senior Manager at R.A Jones From creamy, spreadable cheeses to ready-meal soups to premium pet food blends, the average consumer’s fridge is no stranger to cup packaging and its suitability for diverse lifestyles and occasions. A single-serve yogurt, for example, may be thrown into a lunch bag and taken to…


New Tamper-Evident Bander Automatically Applies Shrinkbands to Shoulderless Bottles

April 13, 2021

Packaging machinery manufacturer Deitz Co., has introduced the Pharmafill(TM) Shoulderless Bottle Bander (SBB). Developed to enable pharmaceutical, nutrition, and other packagers to apply tamper-evident shrinkbands to bottles with no lip or shoulder, the new SBB eliminates the need to use full body sleeve labels when only partial bottle coverage is desired. The shrinkbanding system reportedly…


TurboFil Introduces Lineup of Semi- and Fully-Automatic Vial Crimping Machines

February 16, 2021

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. Offering a clean, consistent crimp for the full gamut of manufacturing applications – from R&D through scale-up and large-batch production – the CrimpTech…


Three Challenges for Driving Greater Innovation

November 9, 2020

By Brian Hunt, Berry Global EVP and General Manager of Closures, Bottles, and Specialties I recently spoke to industry leaders at the virtual 2020 Caps & Closures conference about our industry’s responsibility to deliver better, more sustainable packaging. As an industry, we all face the test of how to create more responsible packaging that fulfills…


New ACL Linerless, Lubrication-Free Closure Joins Silgan’s Family of Approved Aseptic Closures

October 21, 2020

Silgan Closures, a leader in food and beverage closure solutions, announced its new 33-millimeter ACL aseptic closure, which is lubrication-free. The closure features a linerless plug design that enables smooth application by the packager and easy removal by the consumer without the need for added lubrication, thereby eliminating the potential for lubricant clogging of filters.…


Silgan’s new KS2 Closure for HOD Water Bottles Features a Flow-in Liner, Pierceable Shell and Crack-Resistant Material

July 13, 2020

Silgan Closures has launched its new one-piece 55 mm KS2 plastic closure for five-gallon and three-gallon Home and Office Delivery (HOD) water bottles. Molded of a proprietary blend of resins that resists cracking, the closure reportedly features a pierceable shell design that virtually eliminates spillage. The KS2 also incorporates a flow-in closure liner for a…


Capping and Sealing Breakthroughs

April 6, 2020

New materials and technologies in the segment assist brands in achieving various goals. By Liz Cuneo, Contributing Writer A key role of all packaging is to protect and contain the product inside, and prevent it from leaking, spilling and spoiling. The best way to do that is by ensuring a proper seal, or closure. Using…


The Massman 4500 Series Single Fold Tin Tie Bag Finisher

March 26, 2020

Massman Automation Designs, LLC manufactures the 4500 Series tin tie applicator and bag finisher. The system automatically applies ties to bags (either inside or outside the single fold) using hot melt adhesive to ensure their stability, then folds the bag top and bends the tie to secure the package. Tin tie closures are commonly used…


Silgan Equipment Upgrades 51R56 Bottle and Cap Vision Inspection System

December 10, 2019

Silgan Equipment upgrades its popular 51R56 bottle and cap vision inspection system with new cameras and software.


Dual Inspection Profiling System

Silgan Equipment’s New 2D-X2 Dual Profiling Inspection System Uses Two Lasers to Ensure Complete Cap Sealing

September 11, 2019

Silgan Equipment 2D-X2 dual profiling Inspection System using two lasers to ensure complete cap sealing.


Orbit Closure

The Opening Experience: The Ultimate Consumer Connection

June 5, 2019

By Dan Abramowicz, Executive Vice President, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, Crown Holdings, Inc. Just as a check engine light flags a potential vehicle issue or a meat thermometer indicates when a steak is at the perfect internal temperature, the distinct sound of a beverage can popping open provides valuable information to a consumer—in this case,…


The iCoil™ for Everything

January 20, 2019

The iCoil™ covers the waterfront when it comes to sealing 100% of all closure diameters for containers with no dispensing features. The iCoil™ generates a rapidly oscillating magnetic field to induce a highly oscillating current which ensures a perfect seal for any diameter closure. www.pillartech.com


New State-of-the-Art iFoiler™ Induction Cap Sealing System for Medical Applications

January 19, 2019

The new iFoiler™ features all the options available on other ITW Pillar Technologies sealing models, such as a reject mechanism and an infeed bottle stop. But it also has other standard features, such as password-protected supervisory settings, diagnostic help screens, uploadable event logs, recipe menus, intuitive set-up screens and multiple language support. Its “quick-connect” systems…


New Induction Cap Sealing Product

January 18, 2019

The new iFoiler Cadet™ provides a high level of performance and is a result of world-class electronic engineering. It  delivers highly-reliable, tamper-evident seals that prevent leakage and ensures high seal integrity for a wide range of products. ► Application-Focused The Cadet’s powerful sealing capacity make it ideal for sealing applications in food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, automotive, agricultural and…


Comar Introduces SecureCap® QuarterLoc™ Child-Resistant Closure

October 8, 2018

A one-piece push-and-turn bottle closure that requires only a quarter turn to apply or remove.


Closure Systems International Introduces One-Piece Linerless Closure Portfolio

October 8, 2018

Ergonomic design for optimized drinking comfort and consumer-friendly, comfortable grip allows for easy-opening convenience.


Avery Dennison’s New Heat Sealable Reclosure Technology

October 5, 2018

First-of-its-kind technology provides direct adhesion of the entire construction to rigid containers.