In a timely and relevant topic that the packaging industry knows well, ProMach product brand Axon writes about the importance of tamper-evident bands for consumer product goods in a new white paper. Throughout the past years, numerous instances of human and pet food recalls and stories about the potential for terror attacks on food supplies have made the public even more vigilant about food and drug safety and tampering. Between public concerns and government regulations, the packaging industry has shifted to placing a high importance on the quality of tamper-evident banding. Axon goes in-depth on types of tamper-evident bands, how marketers are taking advantage of this packaging real estate, and how they advise their customers on shrink labeling and tamper-evident banding for successful application.[Read more…] about Marketing and Productivity Advantages of Todays Tamper Evident Bands
How to Achieve Faster, More Consistent Changeovers
Ever-rising customer expectations are driving unprecedented demand for new product packaging configurations and changing retail formats. As a result, it’s never been more important for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to reduce the time it takes to change over their packaging line equipment from one product to another.[Read more…] about How to Achieve Faster, More Consistent Changeovers
Choosing the Appropriate Capping Technology for your Application
Capping machine design falls into two basic categories, in-line cappers and rotary chuck-style cappers. In this new white paper by Andy Monroe, VP of Business Development for Zalkin, a ProMach product brand, Monroe explores these two capping technologies and compares the characteristics of both machines so the reader can make a sound decision as to which capping technology is best for their application. Monroe reviews the financial investments for each machine, such as initial costs and cost of changeovers, operating speeds, cap consideration, container style, and more. Read more about these two capping machine designs in the white paper below so you can be better informed the next time a need for a capper arises!
Smart Conveyors Streamline Wet Wipes Packaging Challenges
High-speed automation for folding, wetting, cutting, and piling of wet wipes presents throughput challenges when fragile stacks of newly-produced wipes are transferred to downstream primary and secondary packaging machinery operating at lower throughput speeds. Smart conveying solutions, such as Slip-Torque® roller technology, Dynamic Accumulation, SmartFeed®, and flexible product control devices – developed by Shuttleworth – enable high-speed end-of-line throughput of delicate wet wipes while maximizing uptime, minimizing product damage, and maintaining industry standards for cleanliness. Read more in the new white paper, written by Shuttleworth Sales Engineer Christian Dager.
Tunnel Vision: Selecting the Right Heat-Shrink Device
Heat-shrink tunnels can effectively process labels, sleeves, or bands that conform to container shapes, offering companies packaging benefits ranging from tamper-evidence to 360-degree coverage, from brilliant graphics to efficient product flow. By automating what could be a time-consuming process of hand-shrinking bands via the use of hot-air guns, these devices offer tremendous labor savings and consistent product appearance. But not all heat tunnels are the same. Various types offer different benefits and realizing the strengths of each type—convective heat, radiant heat, and steam heat—will enable companies to pair their needs to the right machine. Read more about these different types of heat tunnels in the white paper below.