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Frozen produce marking proposal

The U.S. Customs Service has again proposed that country-of-origin must be marked on the front panel of frozen produce packages. A similar front-panel marking rule by the agency was declared null and void in 1994 by the Court of International Trade.
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A stepper-driven corner labeler (above) uses a pneumatic tamping mechanism to apply a preprinted bar-code label that?s rolled ar
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A reusable case for automation

New equipment at Herr Foods is among the first that erects, packs and seals tough-to-handle corrugated cases that are reused up to five times.
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Hot-stamping foil

Open Date Systems (Grantham, NH) has introduced a new hot-stamping foil that uses aqueous instead of solvent-based coatings. ODSI-EStar is suited for date and lot coding on pharmaceutical products.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) is building a $12 million center for R&D, marketing and business personnel for its films and foams businesses.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Chemical Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Dale H. Spiess, group vp, polyolefins and specialty polymers; Bruce E. Jakusik, regional sales mgr., PE; Russell W.
Hot melt adhesive is applied to thetrailing edge of labels as they?re applied to jars
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Seaforth puts label on versatility

Upgrade of a hot melt system results in improved labeling for private label manufacturer Seaforth.
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Film resins for food

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) announced that its new modified PP film resins have been approved for use in direct contact with fatty food. Previously known as HP3, OPPERA® resins are for use in oriented, cast and shrink film monolayer and multilayer constructions.
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FDA proposes dating for condom packs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed that manufacturers put expiration dates on packages of condoms. U.S.-made products typically carry "when manufactured" dates, but they are not required by federal law.
Shown are several of Swift?s Armour? marinated pork chop varieties. Chops are spaced about 1? apart within a multi-layer tray p
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Skin packs serve up Swift's pork chops

A multilayer film coextrusion combined with vacuum skin packaging machines help Swift gain a stronger presence in supermarkets with newer varieties of marinated pork chops.
A custom bottle count verifier uses a burst of air to blow bottles down a Y-shaped chute equipped with multiple light curtains
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High-assurance capping, sealing & bottle counting

In addition to flexible changeover, Glaxo Wellcome's clinical trial packaging line makes a high priority of quality-assured packaging. Its capper, sealer and bottle packer/counter are designed to maximize accuracy while minimizing errors.
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Recyclable plastic closures

White Cap (Downers Grove, IL) has released a four-page color brochure that provides details on the company's broad range of 100% recyclable closures in sizes ranging from 33 to 100 mm.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired a machine vision pharmaceutical inspection product line from Oncoor, Inc. (Gaithersburg, MD).
Two side-by-side turntables (below) can now handle all the production from Callery Judge?s new citrus packinghouse. Corner posts
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Load 'roping' helps Callery Judge quality

Florida fruit grower produces top quality pallet loads that reflect its computerized state-of-the-art packinghouse technology.
Steve Daniels checks the vision system as filled and capped bottles index to a downstream cooler
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Ocean Spray's vision improves inspection

Juice maker automates vision system for detecting fill heights and cap application on PET bottles containing hot-filled juices. Productivity rises, labor costs decline, resulting in payback in less than one year.
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HDPE rounds

The Pacific Rounds line of HDPE bottles from The Cosmetic Packaging Group (Union, NJ) are designed for use with cosmetics and personal care products.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mobil Chemical, Films Div. (Pittsford, NY): Donald J. Burns, business mgr., flexible packaging, Americas.
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Packagers gain price cuts for recycled materials

Buyers of recycled plastics are seeing easing of prices, except for HDPE. Recycled paper prices have precipitously dropped as European economies stagnate.
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HDPE films

Process modifications have improved the tear performance of Monax® Plus oriented HDPE films produced by Tredegar Industries (Richmond, VA). Traditional paper/poly/foil/poly pouches, product overwraps and stand-up pouches are examples of packaging that can benefit from these improved films.

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