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Packaging WorldOctober 11, 2017

From the PACK EXPO Show Floor - Smallest Footprint Automatic Cartoner
Complete End of the Line Solution for Cans of Beer
Econocorp Helps Bob's Red Mill Expand Operations
Econocorp Auto Bottom Erector Machine
Saluting Pat Reynolds
Pat Reynolds, current Editor of Packaging World, will become Editor Emeritus, effective 2018. His stepping away from day-to-day operations has been announced elsewhere; however, an appreciation of Pat is best fostered by a discussion of the role of the packaging trade press industry, to which he devoted a major portion of his career.
PMMI Raises $325,000 to aid areas afflicted by hurricanes
The North American packaging and processing industry joined together to help bring relief to the victims of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
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Open-SCS Group showcases packaging serialization standard
At PACK EXPO Las Vegas, the organization launched a pilot to test initial communications among global pharma industry group members. The release of a validated standard is projected by Nov. 2017.
Addressing a manufacturing capacity shortage
Combination scales, vf/f/s machines, baggers that fill pre-made bags, and digital thermal ink-jet coders are all part of an expansion at Loving Pets Products.
Rise of the collaborative machines
“The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.”
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Four technology advances reshaping the folding cartons market
Weighing the impact of self-driving vehicles on logistics
On-Cor gets a refresh
PMMI Media Group announces OEM magazine
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