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  • News Automation

    Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed's New Value-Priced Checkweigher

    December 16, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed has announced the introduction of its value-priced checkweigher for mild to moderate washdown applications; the A300. Designed specifically for smaller packaging lines where space is at a premium, it can accommodate a variety of packages in a compact

  • News Automation

    Tri-Mach Group Offers New Conveyor System

    December 16, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Tri-Mach Group Inc., a leading services integration provider for the food industry located in Kitchener, ON, has raised the bar for sanitary conveyor design with the introduction of the Ever-Kleen conveyor system. Delivering a new industry leading conveyor system

  • News Automation

    Rolling With The Changes

    November 28, 2008 by Canadian Packaging staff

    Alex Diaz is no stranger to change. As packaging systems engineer at The Hershey Company’s central manufacturing facility in the U.S. northeast, he’s gotten used to change being the only constant at the around-the-clock plant—manufacturer of the famed Hershey’s, Kit

  • News Automation

    The Write Stuff

    November 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    For the multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, compliance with everchanging government regulations is a way of life. It is also an everyday reality that mandates drug companies to stay on top of all the latest technology to not only meet the

  • Feature Automation

    Turkey Shoot

    October 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    The way today’s hyper-competitive packaged foods business is often portrayed as a virtual battlefield of some sorts, having a company’s history rooted in real-life war drama may not be such a bad thing at all. It certainly hasn’t done any

  • Feature Automation

    Delta Force

    October 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    While the humble corrugated box may be one of the most simple and rudimentary packages around today, there is very little that is primitive or low-tech about the modern-day machinery used to stuff those boxes with all manner of packaged

  • News Automation

    Steeling The Show

    October 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    While conventional wisdom has it that value pricing must always come at the expense of premium quality, it’s reassuring to know there are companies out there that thrive and prosper by defying established industry wisdoms and conventions. Operating out of

  • News Automation

    Ripple Effect

    October 28, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    Based on the multitude of things you can do with it in a modern kitchen, the humble potato is arguably one of Mother Nature’s most undersung miracles in terms of solid nourishment, culinary variety and ‘good-for-you’ nutritional value. And for

  • News Automation

    Clear Direction

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    If replicating centuries of culinary craftsmanship, tradition and great taste in a modern, consumer-friendly retail package is a metaphorical equivalent of capturing lighting in a bottle, then business partners Tom Weiler and Herb Grisebach offer sure proof that the notion

  • News Automation

    Having A Gas!

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    In this day and age, measuring the shelf-life of a fresh meat product in weeks is becoming almost as commonplace as measuring it in terms of days—all thanks to the continuous scientific evolution of MAP (modified-atmosphere packaging) technologies and procedures

  • Feature Automation

    The Big Cheese Of Schomberg

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    If cheese really is milk’s leap into immortality, as American writer Clifton Fadiman once deftly deadpanned, then it is only fitting that people who cut their teeth in the cheese business early in life tend to stick around that industry

  • News Automation

    Green Acres

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    It’s not easy being and living green when most of the public thinks of your industry as an environmental villain. But for the Strathcona Paper LP mill in Napanee, Ont., it is precisely that misinformed perception which keeps this manufacturer

  • News Automation

    Handle With Care

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Until fairly recently, bag handling with a vacuum system and suction cups has proven to be a very challenging task—often resulting in regular errors and machine stoppages. Whether top-loading or opening a bag, getting a strong, solid grip on these

  • News Automation

    Sustainability: Sink Or Swim?

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    As one of the biggest and most pressing issues du jour in the Canadian packaging industry circles, environmental sustainability has a lot going for it in terms of early momentum, public and legislative support and, perhaps most telling, the single-minded

  • News Automation

    Holding The Bag

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    In the 21st century economy, dealing with low-cost, low-wage offshore competition really comes down to two choices: keep doing business as usual until you lose your shirt; or roll up your sleeves and use everything that the latest automation technology

  • Feature Automation

    Bagging Rights

    October 27, 2008 by Pierre Deschamps

    In the food industry, it takes many kinds of ideas, products and machinery to make the world go round—and Laval, Que.-based food processor and distributor CLIC International Inc. certainly provides a compelling case for variety being the spice of life.

  • News Automation

    Icing On The Cake

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    In today’s manufacturing word, finding new cost-savings on the production floor is a neverending pursuit for progressive companies taking daily steps to ensure their long-term competitiveness—and the Woodbridge, Ont.-based Kisko Products Inc. offers compelling proof that good things happen when

  • News Automation

    Fit To Print

    October 27, 2008 by Pierre Deschamps

    The global printing trade has gone through countless technological revolutions since former goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg’s history-shaping invention of the printing press back in 1439, and it’s safe to say that today it is right in the of midst of another

  • Tubular Belles

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph, Features Editor

    For North American consumers, packaging tubes offer a nice playful, squeezable alternative to the more mainstream packaging formats typically crowding the store-shelves of most leading retail outlets in this part of the world. But if the folks at Montebello Packaging

  • Healthy Habits

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    Helping keep Canadians healthy on a year-round basis may sound like a tall order, but meeting this challenge daily carries considerable rewards, in terms of a healthy bottom line, for pharmaceutical manufacturers that truly understand the needs of the marketplace

  • Talking Tough

    October 27, 2008 by George Guidoni

    It is a long-enduring quirky legacy of Canadian manufacturing that the industry never gets its due respect and credit for the vast and critical contribution it makes to the country’s economic health and prosperity that it truly merits—until the sector

  • News Automation

    Pie In The Sky

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Proclamations and assurances of superior product quality are commonplace in the North American food industry, but few companies are better-equipped to back up such claims with an outstanding track record of industry recognition and acclaim—coupled with continuous investment in cutting-edge

  • News Automation

    Get Smarts!

    October 27, 2008 by Andrew Joseph

    Calling yourself smart may sound brash to some, but when you live up to your name like the Toronto-based specialty packaging systems manufacturer Pack-Smart Incorporated has since setting up shop in 1998, no apology for immodesty is really necessary or

  • News Automation

    Coaxial Connection

    October 27, 2008 by Hala El Sheemy

    The global consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is faced with an extremely pressing production challenge these days—reducing energy consumption and minimizing the carbon footprint left behind by the manufacturing facilities. With constant pressure from the public and governments, forward-thinking companies

  • News Automation

    Vision Of The Future

    October 27, 2008 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    It is sometimes said that there are no guarantees in life, but such ambivalence has little place or use at companies like Feige Filling GmbH—a well-established German-based manufacturer of high-speed machinery used to fill various types of containers with toxic


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