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Seeing Red (in a Good Way)

March 11, 2024

Thermal imaging technology can revolutionize heat seal inspection – and optimize food and beverage packaging production lines. By Dan Ram,  Chairman of Yoran Imaging On food and beverage (F&B) production lines around the world, automation has come a long way. Machines are now efficiently and precisely handling tasks previously performed less perfectly by humans. Examples…


Enercon Debuts the New Super Seal™ Pro Induction Cap Sealer at Interpack 2023

May 4, 2023

The most intelligent cap sealer ever designed to help packagers Achieve a Perfect Seal Enercon’s mission to help packagers Achieve a Perfect Seal by advancing induction cap sealing technology takes another leap forward with the introduction of the New Super Seal™ Pro at Interpack 2023 (Hall 5 Stand E23). This new sealer builds upon the…


TurboFil Introduces Inline Filling & Capping Machine for Multi-Dose Nasal Dispensers

February 19, 2023

Company’s Mini-Monoblock MDN-50 accurately and expediently fills, seals, caps and labels up to 50 vials per minute. TurboFil Packaging Machines LLC, an equipment specialist dedicated solely to the design and development of liquid filling and assembly machines, has introduced an automatic machine for the inline filling & capping of multi-dose nasal dispensers. The company’s Mini-Monoblock MDN-50…


Graphic Packaging International to Uveil ClipCombo™, a New Approach to Packaging Machinery System Development, at drinktec 2022

July 20, 2022

Fiber-based consumer packaging leader, Graphic Packaging International is set to launch its latest machinery system innovation, ClipCombo™, at this year’s drinktec exhibition being held at the Trade Fair Center Messe München in Munich, Germany, from September 12 – 16. ClipCombo™ combines multiple packaging solutions over a modular machinery system, an innovation that will be eagerly…


Aptar Food + Beverage Announces New 2-Inch Ultra XLV Closure

January 5, 2022

Aptar Food + Beverage, a global leader in dispensing solutions for more than 50 years, proudly announces the 2-inch Ultra Extra Large Valve (XLV), the newest expansion to its inverted closure product line with SimpliSqueeze® technology. The 2-inch Ultra XLV is Aptar’s first stock closure offering with a valve large enough to successfully dispense very thick…


Enercon Debuted New Super Seal Sealing Head at Pack Expo Las Vegas

November 8, 2021

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, Enercon continued to innovate as it introduced the new All-in-One sealing head now compatible with the Super Seal™ 300, 400 and 600-induction cap sealer. For packagers sealing a wide range of containers, Enercon’s All-in-One sealing head design offers tremendous flexibility, allowing operators to optimize the induction field to achieve a…


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,…


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