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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
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Sleek, inverted PVC bottles (left) for private-label shampoos and moisturizers won the gold award. Silver went to a tube with a
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In the eye of the beholder

Good looks and marketing muscle characterize this year's cosmetics and personal care winners in NACD's annual packaging competition.
Materials Product Brief
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Glass bottle

The 375-mL Tuscan is a new glass bottle from Caliber Packaging (Cerritos, CA) designed for wine and pourable foods. It has a 28-mm bar top finish and can be packed into 12-pack reshipper cartons, or into bulk layers upon special request.
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Promo employs unusual clamshell

"The pitcher was initially developed for an on-premise bar-kit promotion. Only later, after the pitcher was designed, did we decide to do an off-premise promo with it." That's how Karen Kurylo, packaging manager at Southfield, MI-based Hiram Walker & Sons, describes the origins of an unusual clamshell package used for 750-mL bottles of Kahlua liqueur.
Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Fisher Container Corp. (Evanston, IL).
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Pharmaceutical bag

The Isotech(TM) bag from Tolas Health Care Packaging (Feasterville, PA) allows manufacturers to sterilize and ship large quantities of parenteral packaging components in one package.
Controls Product Brief
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Visual inspection system

The Cintex (Kenosha, WI) CPI visual inspection system provides real-time data as it inspects up to 200 plastic, paperboard, or single-sided foil packs/ min.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Osgood Industries Inc. (Oldsmar, FL) now represents Schaefer & Flottmann (Gevelsberg, Germany), a manufacturer of case/traypackers and palletizing equipment, and Fisher-Mathews (Banbury, England), a manufacturer of sleeve wrapping equipment for cups, bottles and trays.
Materials Product Brief
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Iron supplement regs

An informative packet from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) is designed to help manufacturers of iron-containing supplements comply with the new FDA regulations that require unit-dose packaging to prevent accidental ingestion by children.
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Cans are really shaping up at Coke

Hot on the heels of its curvy Coke can (see Packaging World, March '97, p. 8), Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Co. is shaking up the can industry again.
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
One day soon packagers may be able to download information (top) on the shipping conditions a package might experience on this c
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Distribution packaging by the numbers

Using real-world shock and vibration data to design your pack can speed development, prevent damage and economize on materials. Collecting such data isn't easy, but now new ideas for sharing the burden-with the help of the Internet-are taking root in the
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Jugos debuts juice in 2-L cartons in Mexico

The first 2-L aseptic carton for juices and drinks in Mexico has been introduced by Jugos del Valle, S.A. de C.V., Mexico City. The Pour 'n Seal® carton produced by Combibloc Inc.
Materials Product Brief
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Fiber drum liner

A new smooth-walled LDPE liner is manufactured specifically for use with 55-gal open-head fiber drums with a 21.5" dia. It's extrusion blown, FDA-approved LDPE with an average wall thickness of 15 mils.
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National bottle bill?

Sen. James Jeffords (R-VT) once again has introduced a bill requiring all beer, water and soft drink containers sold in the U.S. to carry a 10¢ deposit.
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Machine technology that slashes changeover

In this second report from our survey of changeover trends, readers describe how new equipment technology like control programming and tool-free adjustments helps them attack downtime.

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