Packaging Digest Staff

February 1, 2014

8 Min Read
WestPack 2004

The upcoming WestPack show will feature packaging machinery and components, closures, containers, materials and services in its 250 exhibits. Four product pavilions are planned: Cosmetic & Personal Care Packaging; Pharmaceutical & Nutraceuticals Packaging; and the new Material Handling and new Enterprise Software pavilions. WestPack is co-located with four other shows: Medical Design & Manufacturing West; Electronics West; Pacific Design & Manufacturing; and Plastec West.

The conference program runs all day Tuesday and Wednesday, January 6 and 7. Protecting Your Product's Image with Packaging Trade Dress and Food and Beverage Packaging Update are two all-day concurrent sessions on Tuesday. Wednesday morning's line-up includes Package Design and Branding and the afternoon's is Innovative New Packages and Products. Also on Wednesday is an all-day session on Controlled Temperature and Cold Chain Packaging for Food and Pharmaceutical Products. Early-bird registration by November 21 is $195 for one day of conferences and $295 for two days; after November 21, the cost is $295 and $395, respectively. Conference fees include lunch and admission to the exhibits.

The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. For information, contact the show's organizers, Cannon Communications, at 301/445-4200, or visit

A+ Label-4254

Aaron Thomas-4375

ABB Labels-4777

Accutek Packaging Equipment-4011

Actionpac Scales & Automation-4167

148144-1103westpack2.jpg ADC Technologies-4315: Demonstrating EasyTrac™ supply chain solutions, which include a custom product labeling solution, an electronic labeling solution and a medical compliance solution.

Adhesive Technologies-5017

Advanced Paper Forming-4759


AIM Blending Technologies-4268

Airlink Intl.-4251

Airlite Plastics-4174

Ariopak/Novapak, a PVC Container Co.-4488: Two new coextruded, in-line fluorinated HDPE trigger sprayers, 22- and 32-oz. Finger Grip Sprayers, available with ratchets to aid in the compliance of the new CPSC rulings for child-resistant packaging.

Albany Door Systems-4731

Aldelano Packaging-4783

Algus West-4153

All Packaging Machinery-4811: Dual-head vertical sealing system for packaging of warehouse-clube master bags for snacks.

Allen Field-4325

All-Fill-4822: Designs, manufactures, services and supports a line of machinery for powder and liquid filling, checkweighing and feeding of products used in the packaging of foods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Alloyd-4639: The co. offers a range of machines and materials that includes heat-seal tooling and blister-packaging machines. Radio-frequency sealing machines are available in both shuttle and rotary/turntable configurations, with compatible RF tooling.

Allstate Can/Allcanwest-5012: The co. offers a range of specialty and industrial cans for packaging an array of products.


American Foam-5016

American Intl. Electric-4655

American Presto-4797


Andrew M. Martin-5422


Assemblies Unlimited-4472: Specialist in contract packaging, hand assembly and fulfillment.

Audion Automation-4147: TITAN™ 6500 Rollbag is fully automatic but can be run manually. It produces a 1/8-in.-wide seal for bags from 2 x 2 to 12 x 22 in. and comes with solid-state sealer temperature control, a microprocessor, an adjustable product support shelf, and a product cycle counter.

148884-reddot.jpgAutomated Packaging Systems-4439: New Autobag® AB 180 bagger runs up to 80 bpm; new Smart Screen operator control station provides visible display of Real Time Run Screens, Help Screens. Circle No. 17.

Autonics USA-4310

AVC Servall Packaging-4233

Axco Adhesive Systems-4379

Azco-4670: New design shrink bander is compact and easy to use. Plug-and-play unit automatically places shrink band on passing bottles; particularly suitable for applications reaching speeds of up to 100 bottles/min.

B.H. Bunn-4688

Bar Code Specialties-4121

Belcor/Wexxar-4601: ErgoLevel feature enhances operator safety on the co.'s case erector and pack station by adding height-adjustable legs.

Bell-Carter Packaging-4805

Bell-Mark Sales-4626: InteliJet SC small-character ink-jet printer is suitable for in-line medical device and pharmaceutical package printing. Powered by HP technology, it provides high-resolution printing on Tyvek®, medical paper and porous materials.

Berlin Packaging-4415: The Nova HDPE bottle is available in an 8-oz size with a 24/415 neck finish, and a 4-oz size with a 20/410 or 20/415 neck finish. Also available in soft touch.

Better Packages-4214

Bevco Intl. Sales-4715

Biner-Ellison Packaging Systems-4178

Boston Gear/Warner Electric-4350


Bottles R Us-5323

Cab Technology-4751

Cal Tape & Label-5022

Cameo Metal Products-5223


Cannon Equipment-4361

Capplus Technologies-4461

Card Pak-4845

CCW Products-5005

CDS Paper-4358

Cebal America/Pechiney Plastic Packaging-4901


China Packaging-5314

CJI Group-4885

Cold Ice-4255

Columbia Machine-4354

Comar-4683: New 2-piece oral dispenser eliminates the need for a separate rubber wiper, reducing the risk of choking and product contamination.

Contract Labeling Service-4494

Custom Bottle/Lerman Container-4727: Offers stock and custom plastic and glass bottles, closures, sprayers, and other components to produce a complete package.

Custom Paper Tubes-4823

148884-reddot.jpgCVC Technologies-4667: Line of labeling machines is designed to fit most labeling needs. Includes full line of Pharmatech machinery. Circle No. 66.


Daubert VCI-4351

Deco Technology Group-4015

Dependable Machine-4297


Derrien & Nicolas-5216


Diamond Wipes Intl.-5010

Dispensa-Matic Label Dispensers-4377

Display Pack-4450: Printed and thermoformed packaging, as well as contract packaging services.

Do-It Corp.-4817

Dorner Mfg.-4333

DT Packaging Systems-4711: Demonstrating the new Swiftpack Quantum electronic tablet/capsule counter, the EKC tablet-counting device for automated pharmacy applications, the semi-automatic Fillit liquid filler and the A300 high-speed bottle unscrambler.


Dynamic Coatings-4273

Easy-Care Environs-4424

Eden Outsource-4674

Elemental Container-5003


Equipment Technology-4471

Ever Spring-5409

Everfresh USA-4271


Fenner Drives-4825

Fernqvist Labeling Solutions-4857

Finn Industries-4483

Flex Products-4380

Flexim Software Products-4393

Foam Fabricators-4917

Formost Packaging Machines-4647

FPC Corp.-4895

Fruth Custom Plastics-4801

FUH Industrial-4155

Gage Industries-4468

Gary Plastic Packaging-4281

General Magnaplate-4157

Glue Dots Intl.-4177

GN Plastics-4396

Gold Star Intl.-4779

Gramatech Div. of Seco Ind.-4197

GSG de Mexico-4856

Hammett Packaging-4274


Holland Colors Americas-5013


ID Technology-4115: Exclusive national distributor for the Citronix line of CIJ printers, which includes the ci500 and ci1000 small-character ink-jet printers for applying lot/date codes to a wide range of products.


Illinois Instruments-4495

Imaje Ink Jet Printing-4675

Imex Vinyl Packaging-4850

Imperial Packaging-4171

Imperial Printing-4730

Inline Filling Systems-4679

In-Line Labeling Equipment-4270


Integrity Seal Intl.-4215

Intelligent Actuator-4221

J&J Mfg.-4896

James Alexander-5312

Johnson Industries Intl-4611

K-1 Packaging Group-4477


Kalix SA-4682

Key Intl.-4301

King Plastics-4755

Klocke of America-4651

148884-reddot.jpgKlöckner Pentaplast-4139: Introducing new Pentastat® W-1301AS HIPS film for packaging applications of static-sensitive electronic products and Pentapharm® ACLAR® G03 laminated barrier films. Circle No. 34.

KNF Flexpak-4372

Label House-4447



Leibelinger Ink Jet Systems-4882

Lepel Corp.-4853

Liberty Packaging and Extruding-4767

Linpac Materials Handling-4247

Linx Technolgy Ltd.-4631

Lithographic Industries-4875

Living Fountain Plastic Ind.-4699


Loma Systems-4721

Loveshaw (an ITW co.)-4443

Lucky Star Weaving-4893

M&O Perry Industries-4815

Manco Systems-4355

Markem Corp.-4161

Matrix Packaging Machinery-411


Mega Pumps-4830


Meltpro Systems-4863

Mepco Label Systems-4872

MG America-4431

Milliken Chemical-4849

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America-4392


Modern Pro Packaging-4369

Morrison Entrprises-4913

Morrison Timing Screw-4326


National Measures-4676

New Way Packaging Machinery-4754

Neway Packaging-4001

148884-reddot.jpgNJM/CLI Packaging Systems-4635: Demonstrating a single Cremer tablet counter, a Mini-Colt p-s labeler and the FLX Solo gear pump filler. Circle No. 401.

Norden Packaging-4267

Nutec Systems-4482: Offering labeling decorating and marking machines, and ink-jet coders.

On Site Gas-4492

Osio Intl.-4761

Pacific Handy Cutter-4259

Pack Line-4796

Pack Plus Converting-4489

Package Development-4798

Packaging Aids-4147

Packaging Digest-5008

Pacmaster By Schleicher-5226

Paramount Can-4229

Partner Pak-4789

Paxton Products-4257

Pearce Plastics-5100

Peco Controls-4292

Pedro Co.-4128

Penn-Wheeling Metal Caps & Closures-4305: A supplier of metal closures, including aluminum and steel, in sizes from 15 to 120 mm.

Phoenix Engineering & Deitz-4689

Photron USA-4293



Plastirey Containers-4735



Portec Flomaster-4496

Powerpak Industries-4799


Premier Pack-4180

Premier Plastics-4381


Printex Packaging-4874


148884-reddot.jpgQuickLabel Systems, a div. of Astro-Med-4747: A global supplier of in-house packaging solutions, including color label printers, automatic label applicators, low-cost bar-code printers, software and supplies. Circle No. 5.

Qwik Pack Systems-4701

R on I LLC Automated Solutions-4148

R.B. Dwyer-4732

Rasco Industries-4887


Redlake MASD-4253

Rehrig Pacific-4347

Republic Blower Systems-4282

Resina West-4625

Resource Equipment-4693

Rexam Closures & Containers-4678

Rhino Container-4383

Roberts Metal Packaging-5318


148884-reddot.jpgRSI Print Systems-4888: The RSI Array Imager features an unlimited print length and a print width up to 18 in. Circle No. 75.

RSI ID Technologies–4339

Sato America-4142: New Label Gallery suite of professional labeling software has a user-friendly design that allows users to create labels for specific printing almost instantly.


Shrinkfast Marketing-4122

Silver Spur-4183

Simco Industrial Static Control-4467

Solus Industrial Innovations-4285

So. California Packaging Equipment-4005

STA Packaging Tapes-4397

Start Intl.-4289

Static Control Components-4373


Straight-Line Solutions-4493

Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging-4773

Summit Dispensing Systems-5018

Sutter's Mill Specialties-4680

Taconic Plastics-4909

Tape & Label Converters-4695

Temkin Intl.-4295

The Packaging Group-4288

Tin Town-4899

Tomlinson Industries-4877

TOTE Systems Intl.-4897

Transparent Container-4904

Tristar Capital-4795

Tubed Prdoucts/Setco-5315

Tulox Plastics-4878


Universal Container & Packaging-4900

Universal Protective Packaging-5021

Urethane Foam Options-4873

USM Hudson Machinery-4705

VBS Industries-4481


148884-reddot.jpgVideojet Technologies-4311: Noncontact industrial and graphic large- and small-character ink-jet printers, laser coding systems, ink-jet inks and supplies, and high-speed imaging. Circle No. 55.

Visipak/Sinclair & Rush-4894


148884-reddot.jpgWeber Marking Systems-4474: SolarJet S 3.0 Vector, a new CO2 laser coder, produces high-resolution text, bar codes and graphic images as small as 0.020-in. high on a variety of substrates at 1,000 characters/sec at product delivery speeds up to 1,060 ft/min. Circle No. 40.

Weighpack Systems-4198

West Coast Plastics Equipment-4239

Westbridge PET Containers-4192

Western Plastics-4428

Weyerhaeuser-4388: Pulp and paper packaging, featuring preprinted liner, four-color post print, bulk laminated and tri-wall corrugated bins.

William Frick-4758

Xela Pack-4826

Zebra Technologies-4621: Bar-code and specialty label printing equipment, from rugged printers that produce durable codes to radio-frequency identification (RFID) smart labels that provide real-time information.

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