Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
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Serving the cosmetic, fragrance, toiletry and non-prescription pharmaceutical industries, HBA Global Expo '95 has a strong packaging emphasis: almost 20% of this year's exhibitors are packaging-related companies.
The Model ITD-100 tray denesting machine from MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) automatically feeds trays up to 100/min out of a single magazine. The machine positively separates and pulls trays from the magazine using a combination of vacuum, pneumatic and mechanical principles.
The Model Y221 capping machine from Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) is a high-speed, hot-fill plastic closure applicator. Suitable for products bottled in steam-filled, high temperature conditions, such as juice.
Formula IMC/S multi-packing cartoner from Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) is the first intermittent-motion, multi-axis cartoner to have independent servo drives performing all major functions, says the manufacturer.