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Three-minute changeover thermoformer

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Doyen Medipharm says its new tool-less changeover MT2500 thermoform packaging machine is the first to produce a range of pack sizes with a single set of seal tooling.
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Three-sided pouch wrapper

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: A new SIG HSF wrapper was unveiled from SIG Pack Systems. Kraft (Glenview, IL) has two machines producing its new Deli Deluxe line of cheese. Reclosability is achieved through online zipper-band application onto the film.
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Estee Lauder's promo display

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: In August, Estee Lauder chose a 3”-diameter tubed secondary container from Flex Products to display its skin care product promotion. Displayed at the Flex Products booth, the tube contains a folding carton-packaged product that's suspended inside.
The white corrugated box from Weyerhaeuser is strong enough for stacking . . .
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Economical shipping/display case

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Vitners snack products, is the first user of an economical display case from Weyerhaeuser.
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Laser-guided vehicles at Latrobe

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Rolling Rock beer brewer Latrobe Brewery, Latrobe, PA, bought three Elettric 80 laser-guided vehicles in early 2000 to move pallets of finished product throughout its warehouse. The same model was running non-stop at the Sasib booth.
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Cartoner favors operator training

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Small-footprint, servo-driven Stealth cartoner from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) features a Windows NT HMI touchscreen with online manuals and self-diagnostics for operator training.
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High-speed vision inspection for closures

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: White Cap demonstrated a new vision inspection system that inspects for proper application of plastic closures onto rigid containers at speeds to 1겨 bpm.
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Goldfish pack lures collectors

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: When Pepperidge Farm needed to seal its new goldfish-shaped package, it looked to Halpak Plastics to supply a 1.5-mil PVC band.
R.A. Jones' CMV2 vertical cartoner has a 15-min, almost toolless, changeover.
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Pack Expo 2000 quick-changeover round-up

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Every year machinery builders advertise quick-changeover packaging machines. As Packaging World editors walked the aisles at the recent Pack Expo show, we could not miss the new packaging machines that featured super-quick changeover times, which we'll arbitrarily define as 15 minutes or less. Here are some cartoners, case packers, a shrink bundler and a thermoformer that caught our attention.
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Diamond-pattern pail cuts 20% off

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Grupo Zapata (Mexico) claims its new plastic pail offers 20% cost reduction and 20% weight reduction when compared to standard pails. Showcased it the booth, the new container features structural diamond-patterned ridges on the sidewalls to provide added strength.
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Bottle bears more than drink

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: German pharmaceutical company, Hartmann is the first to use a new polyethylene drink bottle with a detachable storage compartment from Rose Plastic (California, PA). Hartmann stores a first aid kit inside the compartment, which is attached to a 400-mL bottle.
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PW ARTICLE ARCHIVE LICENSED

Packaging World has agreed to license its six-year article archive to Packtion (www.packtion.com), a packaging application service provider. The articles will continue to be accessible on Packworld.com, but will also begin appearing on the Packtion site early next year when the site is ready for commercial use.
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Pack Expo by the numbers

At the recent Pack Expo International Show in Chicago, exhibition square footage was up as was conference attendance, while visitor attendance was down slightly versus ’98.
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ITW completes Valéron acquisitions

Illinois Tool Works completes the acquisition of Huhtamaki Van Leer’s (Finland) two Valéron Strength Film manufacturing facilities in Essen, Belgium and Houston, TX.
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Piping hot packaging

Sterling Group (New York, NY) helped develop not only the fundamental concept behind Westport, CT-based Hiram Walker’s newest schnapps, but also the packaging.

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