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Sustainability: Green is Growing

Sustainability: Green is Growing This survey of over 1,000 packaging professionals, conducted by Packaging Digest magazine along with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, shows that sustainability is more than a public relations exercise in the packaging industry; it's an issue that is growing among executives. Two-thirds of the respondents say they are familiar with the issues and almost the same number say their companies either have sustainability policies in place or are in the process of formulating them. In fact, the latest concern is a new phenomenon called "greenwashing": the practice of making false sustainability claims to enhance a company's image.

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Tracking from Product to Pallet
Markem-Imaje

Tracking from Product to Pallet CoLOS Enterprise combines CoLOS Create Professional image design and CoLOS Control networking to allow management and control of your coders/printers throughout your plant.

•  Scalable solution improves performance across production areas.
•  Download jobs to one or many machines concurrently while ensuring the right format is sent to the right machine.

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National's Audio Solutions Available from Digi-Key
Digi-Key Corporation

New Pressure Sensor Solution Starting at €97 National's high-performance series brings dramatically improved sound quality to high-fidelity consumer and professional audio equipment. National manufactures Class AB and Class D amplifiers and audio subsystems for speakers, headphones, and ceramic and piezoelectric speakers. National makes it easier to design better, richer-sounding systems with our acclaimed Boomer® and Overture® lines. With the capability to process an order, from order entry to shipping, in as little as 15 mins., Digi-Key processes more than 99% of its orders the same day.

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Automation & Control . . .
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Welcome to Control City

Welcome to Control City One of the main automation providers to the packaging industry, Bosch Rexroth, presented its control portfolio at the SPS show in Nuremberg as a metropolis, highlighting diversity, consistency, and openness. The newest and most advanced feature of its IndraControl L product line is the integrated safety technology.

Intelligent Servomotor Line Expands

Intelligent Servomotor Line Expands Elau has extended its ISM (Intelligent Servo Module) motor range to a new 140 mm size that offers continuous torque up to 12.8 Nm. This accommodates larger applications such as main transport conveyors, carousels, and other high inertia machines that previously required two conventional servo motors with cabinet-mounted drives.

Rigid & Flexible Containers . . .
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The End of Wrap Rage?

The End of Wrap Rage? Annually, 6,000 Americans go to emergency rooms after trying to pry open their clamshell plastic packages with knives and needle nose pliers. Now major companies are introducing "frustration free packaging" in environmentally benign, consumer-friendly cardboard boxes that "don't fight back." Some are coming with plastic zippers, inspired by the food industry.

Five Challenges for New Packages

Five Challenges for New Packages Most would agree that innovative packaging plays a large role in new product success. With today's new product failure rate above 80%, it may be a good idea to take a look at what expert consultant Scott Young says are the five most important principles for packaging new products.

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Baumer's Series 14 Photoelectric Sensor Offers New Design
Baumer Ltd.

Baumer's Series 14 Photoelectric Sensor Offers New Design The Series 14 Photoelectric Sensors are now available with a new housing design. The new, transparent rear housing section allows the sensor's interior to be readily observed, enabling viewing of operating and reception LEDs from practically every angle. This provides a decisive advantage during sensor installation, adjustment, and operation.

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Labeling & Coding . . .
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Inks You Can Eat

Inks You Can Eat Food packagers are applauding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of UV and EB cured inks for packaging materials that come into contact with food items. It opens a new chapter for packagers and converters, giving them the potential to meet needs for improved packaging appearance, performance, efficiency, and sustainability in global markets.

The Ultimate RFID Label Guide

The Ultimate RFID Label Guide RFID Smart Labels is a reference source for label converters looking to increase their knowledge of RFID enabled labels. It brings together the combined knowledge of smart label experts, providing a comprehensive guide of the basics of RFID labels. It includes over 60 diagrams, tables, and pictures.

Packing Machinery . . .
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Quick Change for Rotary System

Quick Change for Rotary System This eight-station rotary packaging machine was designed for operator-controlled blister packaging operations that need flexibility and the ability to change from one configuration to another in a short amount of time. The blister packs feed to an operator who loads products; the packages are then automatically heat sealed.

Can You Be Lean and Safe?

Can You Be Lean and Safe? We know what lean manufacturing is, and we understand the importance of safety engineering, but can the two be combined? Today, some advanced companies say yes — and they are looking at safety as a crucial element in the lean manufacturing effort to yield processes that are better, faster, less wasteful, and safer.

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Checkweigher Chain for Small Package
Checkweighers

Putnam Precision Molding, Inc.

Checkweigher Chain for Small Package Checkweighers Checkweigher chain is used on small-package checkweighers. Plastock 25NCWC is 1/4 in. (25) pitch-molded of Nylon material. It's lightweight, self-lubricating, kink-free, and beneficial for the high speeds of motion weighing. The design of the Plastock 25NCWC chain allows for easy maintenance because every link is a master link and this chain can be driven by either plastic or steel sprockets.

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