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Stainless-steel containers

A complete line of stainless-steel containers from Spartanburg Stainless Products (Spartanburg, SC) is available for storing and transporting chemicals such as pesticides, industrial substances or nuclear waste.
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Zipper boosts sales of bagged carrots

After introducing a reclosable zipper for its 2- and 5-lb bags of peeled baby carrots last March, Grimmway Farms of Bakersfield, CA, saw its sales jump, says marketing manager Patty Boman.
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Fisher Design, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) opened a satellite office in San Francisco, CA.
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Moisture indicator cards

Humonitor® Humidity Indicator Cards display the relative humidity percentage, up to 60%, within a sealed container or closed space. The expanded line from Multisorb Technologies (Amherst, NY) now includes single-dot, three-dot, four-dot and six-dot cards that change color from blue to pink to indicate an unsealed container and/or damaging level of humidity.
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Detachable label

Topflight (York, PA) has designed a detachable "flag" label for identification on vials, pre-filled syringes or other drug containers. The structure features two overlapping adhesive film surfaces.
The side-by-side lines (left) are used by DISA to handle non-free-flowing products that contain cornmeal and brown sugar or lard
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Auger filler takes on challenging cornmeal

DISA's 60ꯠ-sq' facility in Cali, Colombia, was almost four years old before one of its packaging lines became fully operational. The division of food giant CPC Intl., discovered that Maizena, a family of corn-flour-based mixes for puddings, cakes, and beverages, was very difficult to fill accurately.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ITW Meritex (Arlington, TX) received the 1996 Supplier Excellence Award from the Semiconductor Group of Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX.
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Eastman announces new LLDPEs

The debate over metallocene technology continued at the National Plastics Exposition '97 when Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) announced two new linear-low-density polyethylenes.
Film unwinds from left to righton this horizontal rotary form/film/seal machine. The machine produces about 60 pouches/min. A sa
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Stand-up pouch stands tall on the shelf

A first-of-its-kind rotary hf/f/s machine helps Indiana candy and snack maker Golden Stream introduce 30 products in stand-up pouches. Retailers like the ways pouches can be merchandised; consumers like the resealable zipper that's applied in-line.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tom Hogue, Du Pont (Wilmington, DE), was elected president of the Packaging Education Forum.
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The 'slimy' side of FQPA

EPA and FDA are mucking up the approval process for slimicides and additives-at least temporarily. In addition, label changes for germicides are also at issue.
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Rounding out paperboard packages to set them apart

When product/packaging development teams turn to the subject of paperboard carton structures, the discussion is generally pretty "boxy." How long, wide and deep must the carton be to hold the product?
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Confectionery film

UCB Films (Wigton, England) has introduced a cellulose confectionery film. Star-Twist(TM) is said to give up to three times the twist performance of existing materials for a tighter candy wrap, which can increase shelf life.
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Horizontal wrapper

Cavanna U.S.A.'s (Sparta, NJ) new Easy Run® is an economical horizontal form/fill/seal machine that can wrap single or multiple products into pillow packs at speeds to 300 packs/min.
Longview Fibre uses two new single facers to bond fluted medium to liner. Board produced on this machine continues to a double b
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Flutes orchestrate smoother corrugated board

Single-facing machinery helps Longview Fibre's Milwaukee plant bond the medium to the liner without pressure marks. Meanwhile, the company's new six-color flexographic press produces images that customers say rival preprint.
Validation of Organon?s newest vial labeler was made much easier by a comprehensive validation protocol devised by the vendor.
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Labeler makes the grade

Pharmaceuticals maker Organon, Inc. relied on its equipment vendor to devise a complete validation procedure for its new labeler before it hit the production floor.
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Coke tests PET/PEN bottle down under

Coca-Cola South Pacific Pty. Ltd. of Sydney, Australia-an operating unit of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co.-is now testing a 350-mL (11.83 oz) plastic bottle made of a polyethylene terephthalate/polyethylene naphthalate (PET/PEN) blend.
Vacuum arms pick two separate pieces of corrugated from a magazine and position them on opposite sides of the center can to serv
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A truly Superior ink packaging line

Automated filling, lidding, labeling and case packing line lets Superior Printing Ink consolidate far-flung operations under one roof. Bar-coded labels are printed on-line.

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