Among the articles in the May 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the latest insight on packaging plastics, read the latest Roundtable on bag/pouch making equipment, and much more!
Building on its theme covering the evolution of pouches, the 2019 Global Pouch Forum announces an agenda featuring presentations focused on innovation, sustainability and developing markets, such as the burgeoning cannabis industry.
We sat down and discussed bag/pouch making with Sanjay Amin from Mamata Enterprises, Inc., Scott Fuller from CMD Corporation, Raul Matos from Karlville, James F. Pease from Sun Centre USA, Jesse Rosenow from Totani America, James Russell from Modern Manufacturing Services, LLC, and Joe Vannieuwenhoven from B&B Packaging Technologies. What follows are the excerpts from that discussion.
Changeover process minimizes start-up waste and reduces downtime.
May 9, 2019
Quick changes are the core business of Wesselink Drukwerk, a high-quality Dutch packaging printer working in the food and non-food sectors. Despite specializing in flexible packaging, the company chose the offset route from the outset and still considers this as the key to its continued success.
A rising tide of consumer sentiment against use of plastics is starting to flood the world. Everywhere, you can see images of debris in the oceans choking marine animals. Dire warnings are being floated about these environmental concerns. It is estimated that 80 percent of the estimated 8 million tons of plastics that flow into the oceans each year originates on land, much of it in six Asian nations.
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) recently published its Report to the Members. This publication provides an overview of the many initiatives and activities FPA conducts on behalf of its members. As the voice of the flexible packaging industry for over 60 years, FPA provides a wealth of significant benefits.
Printing Industry Midwest, the not-for-profit trade organization representing the Midwest’s leading print service providers, announced that through its advocacy efforts, the employment position of “press operator” has been identified as a high-growth, high-wage occupation by the Minnesota PIPELINE Program at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
C-P Flexible Packaging, Inc. has purchased Flexo Transparent, headquartered in Buffalo, NY. Mesirow Financial acted as exclusive financial adviser to Flexo Transparent, a portfolio company of ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and Sidereal Capital Group.
Eagle Systems, Inc., a U.S. based developer and manufacturer of foil enhancement equipment, announced that JohnsByrne has successfully completed their Eagle Cold Foil Certification Course (ECFC). The comprehensive 8-hour program is geared toward improving production understanding and techniques of press operators.
AZCO Corp. has designed and manufactured a VIP-100 pouch dispenser for an application that requires cutting and dispensing sachets or pouches into containers at a rate of 250-295 per minute. A continuous strip of material is placed on a motorized unwind which controls the tension on the web and helps ensure high accuracy and consistency.
Regardless of how they are made or what they contain, Piab’s ergonomic Vaculex vacuum lifter can handle all types of sacks with ease. No more heavy manual work such as lifting sacks for stacking on pallets, emptying into hoppers/feed stations, or feeding/loading/palletizing directly into or from a production line.