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Packaging Digest Directory, 2015/2016

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46 NEW TECHNOLOGY // SUMMER 2015 www.PackagingDigest.com new products Pack Expo Las Vegas High-speed vertical form-fill-sealer The new SVE 2520 DZ Doy Zip bagger touts a record speed of 100 bags per minute. The continuous-motion system gives food manufacturers high production efficiency with low footprint requirements. At just six square meters (about 20 x 20 feet), the SVE 2520 DZ uses about one third the space of an equivalent horizontal form-fill-seal system and, the company claims, produces 50% more per square meter compared to other vertical baggers. Changeover, including to other bag styles—such as pillow, gusseted and four-corner sealed, as well as various reclosure options—can be done in as little as 45 minutes. Bosch Packaging Technology, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth C-2800 Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas) exhibitors bring a variety of new products and solutions to the show, from fillers to conveyors and rigid containers to flexible packaging. Here's a preview of some of the many technologies that will be on display at Pack Expo and at the co-located Pharma Expo. Bag/pouch sealer This versatile semi- automatic bag/pouch sealer allows you to add multiple consumer convenience features to your packaging without complicating your production line. The VCBSDM ET Model conveyorized band sealer has an extended sealing throat to create a 1/4-inch wide seal (without trim) between a handle cutout and a reclosable zipper on pouches. Height adjustments for the continuous-band sealer are quickly done via a crank handle, and conveyor speeds vary up to 640 inches (45 feet) per minute. All Packaging Machinery Corp., Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth C-3625 Quick-change tape dispenser The new quick-change feature for ShurSeal tape sealing systems speeds up roll changes to help reduce downtime on the packaging line. New rolls are loaded in an offline threading process on a second tape dispensing head, which is then swapped out on the sealing system in as little as 10 seconds. The interchangeable inserts are universal to top and bottom units, so extra heads are not needed. The Quick Change tape applicator inserts are up to 60% lighter in weight than traditional tape applicators and can be retrofit to all leading case erecting and sealing machines. Shurtape, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth S-6506 Bio-based folding cartons New Klearfold PlantBox folding cartons are made from up to 30% box-grade bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET), derived from plant-based sources, yet possess the same properties and characteristics as petroleum-derived PET. Produced on the company's own custom extruders to control quality and the material supply chain, PlantBox cartons maintain the appearance, quality and performance of the company's Klearfold PET cartons. The use of PlantBox cartons can result in a 35% reduction of CO2 emissions as compared to the production of 100% petroleum-derived PET resin. These new cartons include the company's proprietary Soft Crease scoring technology, which helps optimize setup and product loading performance, whether manually or automatically filled. HLP Klearfold, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth S-6526 Wraparound cartoner The new Certiwrap Elite wraparound cartoner handles a variety of rigid containers—bottles, tubs, trays, cups and more—at speeds up to 200 containers per minute (on a 12-inch pitch), regardless of how the packages are presented: singly, in multiples or even stacked. The cost-effective system has a stainless steel frame and "open access" design for easy maintenance. Other features include multiple modular infeed options, patented twin-arm rotary feeder and the company's Insight color touchscreen for easy operator interface. Kliklok-Woodman, Pack Expo Las Vegas Booth C-2603

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