Packaging and Labeling Showcase

March 5, 2007

Met-Speed offers thermal printing solution
The I-Class printer line is a comprehensive, cost-effective industrial label printing solution in the thermal printer marketplace. I-Class printers are available with varying printhead resolutions, from 203 to 600 dots per inch, and print speeds, from 4 to 12 inches per second. I-Class accessories are field installable and removable, increasing the utility of your technology investment, and most enhancement options are simply plugged into the printer's rear card cage. The I-Class Family currently consists of the DMX-I-4208, I-4308, I-4210, I-4212, I-4406, and I-4604. For more information, call 973-667-2084.

New Packaging leads to Oakfield unique product
Oakfield Farms has developed a specially packaged snack for the growing number of consumers that look to vending machines for healthy options. The unique package offers a mix of cheese and crackers, along with favorites like Oreo cookies and Rice Krispie Treats. This bundled snack gives the consumer a balanced food option when they stop at a vending machine. The packaging also highlight that the snacks contain zero
grams trans fat. For more information, please contact Sara Mancuso at 817-416-1899, ext. 125 or by e-mail, [email protected].

Form Plastics goes green with biodegradable packaging
In response to the growing "green" trend in packaging, Form Plastics Co. offers the 100 percent biodegradable, new Really Fresh and Cafe Pack lines. Both feature high quality graphics as well as an optional color-coordinated labeling system which allows the user to add specific packaging information to the product. Form Plastics tailors its packaging to fit in all compartments of cold food machines, with lidding film that accommodates all label surfaces as well as perforated film. For more information, call 630-443-1400.

Standard-Knapp rolls out new tray/shrink system
Standard-Knapp introduces the Continuum™ Integrated Tray/Shrink System. Ideal for packaging applications in the food and beverage industries, it marks a new efficient, flexible, quick changeover system with a low-maintenance design. Handling the largest diameter range in the industry, the robust Continuum Integrated Tray/Shrink System is ideal for both loose containers and multipacks in a variety of materials.

Customers can choose between a free-standing or integrated shrink wrapper, as well as an integrated tray stacker option. Operating at speeds up to 100 trays per minute (TPM), Standard-Knapp's system provides a smooth transition during the product/tray merge. Additionally, the system offers a quick, by-the-numbers changeover system with minimal change parts that require no tools and simple touch screen controls and a push-button grouper changeover to increase ease-of-use. For more information, call 860-342-1100.