Labeling

New Flexographic Plate and Equipment Technologies debut

New innovations enhance quality, productivity and sustainability
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It is a thermal process plate that comes up to color quickly minimizing startup waste and prints smooth and dense solids, without compromising dot gain, highlights and resolutions.
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Colordyne Technologies to exhibit complete product line at Labelexpo-Americas 2014

Digital printing company unveils new label printing press
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CDT is focused on providing continued innovation, made possible through a modular printing platform that is designed to be upgraded as future product enhancements become available; providing a flexible and responsive long term investment in digital color printing.
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Printer company targets professional designers and educators with unique combo

Roland DGA unveils its first 3D printer and a new milling machine
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The ARM-10 3D printer is ideal for validating a design in the initial stages of prototyping or modeling a complex shape. Incorporating a Digital Light Processing layered projection system, this rapid prototyping 3D printer builds models by sequentially curing layers of resin from a resin tray.
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Roll-fed labeler for handle orientation debuts

B & H Labeling Systems introduces Marathon XLA + O
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This new labeler achieves label orientation on handled containers with offset spouts up to one gallon in size.
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Hitachi opens new Charlotte ink research and development center

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The new facility will develop special inks for specific applications, including printing on a special substrate and surviving high temperature environments. Major markets for Hitachi’s ink applications include the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.
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PMMI Corner

Opportunity in Reducing Uncertainty

Manufacturers advance track-and-trace capabilities in light of pending food safety regulations.
By Jeffrey Barach, PhD, PMMI Consultant
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In a recent study, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reported on the perceptions of industry stakeholders surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011.
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Materials Technology: Labels

Labels work smarter, not harder

Today’s labels adhere to reliability and eco-conscious guidelines.
By Liz Cuneo, Editor-in-Chief
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Labels tell a story to the consumer, display product information, packaging details and showcase what makes the product unique, all in an attempt to get the consumer to “pick me, pick me.”
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Lauterbach Group revamps services to eliminate vulnerable moments in label making process

Industry thought leader invests in top-of-the-line inkjet printer to hold true to promise as a labeling pioneer
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In a world full of large printing companies who are set in their obsolete ways, the industry changes right underneath them. Packaging is more complex than ever and regulations are hard to keep up with, especially in the food labeling industry.
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Print and apply labeling system delivers new efficiency

Innovatively designed, Videojet 9550 LPA system increases reliability, efficiency and productivity for outer case and bundle packaging
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As manufacturers implement lean practices, operations teams are focused on high value tasks with limited time to focus on end-of-line labeling systems that require mechanical adjustments and frequent intervention.
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Company features heat shrink sleeve and tamper evident band applicators

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The EZ-100 comes complete with an electro-pneumatic film control system that enables quick and easy changeover to different container sizes and shapes without expensive tooling changes.
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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
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Achieving High Speeds and Maximizing Productivity on Your Packaging Line

Increase efficiency and reduce costs by deploying high speed robotic picking on your line today.  BPA Delta style robots coupled with Cognex Vision Systems provide the fastest platform for pick and place applications.  BPA Delta Style robots are faster and reduce more human touch points than other available methods.  By utilizing a Cognex Vision System you increase quality and efficiency while reducing mechanical fixturing and labor hour costs.  BPA Delta Style Robots with Cognex Vision Systems quickly, accurately and efficiently load random oriented product into containers, wrappers or hffs machines all “on the fly” without stopping or indexing production, this leads to higher Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

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Check out the September 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on flexible packaging, robots in packaging, and much more!

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