Applications

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Flow wrapper for heat- or cold-sealable films

The Pack 300 from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a new servo-driven system for flow wrapping products in heat- or cold-sealable films. Operating at speeds of 300+ packages/min, depending on product and packaging material, the Pack 300 is suitable for multi-shift, non-stop production.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS): Mark E. Dowey, vp, dairy sales.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Shell Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) entered a distribution agreement with M.A. Hanna Resin Distribution (Lemont, IL) for Shell's Carilon® polymers.
Materials Product Brief
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Lotion pump

The EuroFlow® is a lotion pump from SeaquistPerfect (Cary, IL). Available in 1.0- or 2.0-cc dosages, the pump is offered with a ribbed- or smooth-wall closure.
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Plastic tray for solids and liquids

Meals containing both solids and liquids may be packaged with separation of ingredients with the new Wet & Dry plastic tray from Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL).
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New look for tubes

Freeman Cosmetics' new Aromatherapy line, introduced in July, includes two packages that are real departures for the Los Angeles-based company.
Dow Chemical has been awarded more than 60 patents for the technology, products and applications stemming from its INSITE9; c
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Patently controversial

Big business is losing the fight to make patent applications public. But it's gaining on its goal of creating a better funded, better operated U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Materials Product Brief
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Sorbent caps

To save container space and eliminate loose desiccant cartridges, Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Desicap® sorbent caps, which have a desiccant in the cap of a product container to provide invisible moisture protection.
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Case packer for pouches

The Efficia 100 case packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is designed to pack a wide variety of individually pouched products such as coffee, iced tea and cereal into a case.
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Country of origin

Congress is getting into the act over whether or not to require country-of-origin labeling on packaging. Rep. Sonny Bono (R-CA) introduced a bill mandating country of origin labeling for produce at the retail level, while Sen.
Controls Product Brief
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Capper/uncapper

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a laboratory-quality table-top capper/uncapper for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. It's accurate to 0.5 in-lb and uses sealed motors and clutches for cleanliness.
Labeled bottles travel through this 0;bridge? between the molding plant and the bottling operation on what may be the longest a
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Coke 'airmails' bottles at 1,000 bpm

More than 6괌 feet of air conveyors at Jundiai, Brazil, carry contour PET Coca-Cola bottles from blow molders to labelers and then on to bottling lines some 220 yards away. U.S. technology keeps filling lines from having to wait for prelabeled bottles.
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Trial-size vials

Shower gels, body lotions, perfumes, day/night creams, shampoos, and conditioners are just some of the products that can be sampled using Vialpaq® from Flexpaq (S.
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Dairy, juice products come up short

U.S. packagers of fluid milk, juice, yogurt and cottage cheese can expect more unannounced inspections from federal and state agencies seeking underfilled products.
Controls Product Brief
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P-s coupon system

New from American Creative Packaging (Algoma, WI) is the E-PACS(TM) capsule. It's a pressure-sensitive overwrap containing a coupon or three-dimensional piece up to 3/8" thick.
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Breathable can for Gloria Jean's coffees

For gift packs, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees of Castroville, CA, has switched from steel cans containing 1.75 oz of ground coffee to 4-oz foil/paperboard canisters.
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Moisture permeation system

The MAS 1000(TM) moisture barrier measurement system from Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) is designed to measure the precise level at which moisture will permeate and diffuse through packaging materials.
Early shipments of the product carried a label covering only half the lid, but now a round label covering the whole lid provide
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Fruit's best fresh, MAP cup proves

Canadian fruit marketer uses modified atmosphere packaging to get a fresh fruit combo, with an 18-day shelf life, to convenience stores via central distribution channels.

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