Pregis Corp., Deerfield, Ill., added a model to its GeoSpeed Quantum compact, paper void-fill line, according to Sophia Dilberakis, of Chicago-based SD Communications, representing Pregis.
“The new GeoSpeed Quantum XF offers power tear assist, feed-to-length and optional multistack accessories. The system, which delivers crumpled paper from rollstock at speeds of up to 150 inches per second, continues to establish new performance standards for this category,” she said in an e-mail.
The new machine is tailored to high-volume operations.
Printpack Inc. is building a plant in Rhinelander, Wis., this fall. The company plans to move in late 2013 and close its Hendersonville, N.C. plant.
“The decision to close Hendersonville was very difficult for us. However, our goal has always been to provide our customers competitively priced, high-quality packaging materials, utilizing the best technology available,” Dennis Love, president and chief executive officer, said in a news release.
Printpack’s steaming valve microwaveable packaging for Green Giant Fresh vegetables was selected as a Pack Expo Selects finalist last year, and the company also launched an easy-open peelable Freshgard package late last year, said Sarah Blackmon, corporate marketing manager for the Atlanta company.
Rollprint Packaging Products Inc., Addison, Ill., which specializes in flexible packaging, introduced Chameleon, a proprietary color-changing sealant technology for heat-seal applications.
“The technology allows a film of one color to transfer a peel indicator of a different color providing strong visual indication that a package has been opened. The objective is to enhance product security and help deter counterfeiting in a cost-effective manner,” said Sophia Dilberakis, of Chicago-based SD Communications, which represents Rollprint.
Dwane Hahn, vice president of sales and marketing for Rollprint, said the technology allows for enhanced product security at a minimal cost.
“We view this new sealant technology as a game-changer to help manufacturers grow market share while also enhancing security,” said Hahn, who noted companies could also use the product to aid in their branding by using colors associated with their products or logos into the packaging and/or the color-change sealant.
The new technology is available for rollstock, pre-made pouches and die-cut lids.
Hickory, N.C.-based Shurtape introduced a cold temperature-resistant tape geared to fresh produce, said Laura Pierce, assistant communications manager.