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On their way to palletizing, 12-packs of Pepsi are gently conveyed on two tracks of coated plastic chain (above). When packs bac
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Carton conveyor cleans up beverage act

As an alternative to roller conveyors, a chain conveyor carries beverage packs 900' without scuffing or marring.
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Coffee packaging brochure

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has published a full-color brochure describing packaging options available to the coffee industry. These options include two-, three-, and four-ply heat-sealed pouches with clear or foil laminations, stand-up pouches with or without reclosable zippers and hanger holes, as well as stock pouches.
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Expanding the scope of the operator

With computer and technological advances, the role of the packaging machinery operator continues to evolve as the year 2000 nears. Flexibility is key.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future (sidebar)

Raising the bar on training
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Monobloc boosts Akorn's capabilities (sidebar)

Improved plugging & capping
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Medical Device Mfrs. Assn. (Washington, DC): Mary Lacey Walsh, dir. of public affairs.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future

The most popular handtool for future packaging mechanics may well be a laptop computer, our experts say. Electronic controls have already arrived in many machines, and are expected to dominate by the turn of the century.
This part of the monobloc (above) shows bottles indexing first to the filling heads, then to the plugging stations. Tracks feedi
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Monobloc boosts Akorn's capabilities

Sterile filling of opthalmic solutions becomes automated with PLC-controlled filler/plugger/capper that quadruples speed. Special part-feeding systems enhance clean-room packaging.
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Big changes in tools for mechanics of the future (sidebar)

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Mandates and markets: recycling's 'catch 22?'

Serious concern over the state of markets for recycled plastics was strongly voiced at Take it Back!, a seminar on packaging and the environment sponsored in May by Kranson Industries (St.
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Supplier news: Achievements

European Union's CE Mark certification: Ryan Instruments (Redmond, WA) for its Ryon PRO, MX, UTI, RL100 and Universal K temperature recorders; Electro Cam Corp.
Filled bags of pre-mix antibiotics (such as the one at left) convey to a manual inspection station (above) where production asso
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Robotics deliver Rx for manual cartoning

Automated set up, packing and labeling of cartons containing antibiotic I.V. bags saves Baxter Healthcare nearly $2 million/year in labor and material costs.
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Laminated tubes

Teledyne Packaging's (Chester, PA) new line of plastic laminated collapsible tubes are designed to replace traditional monolayer or coextruded tubes used in the cosmetics, personal care and health and beauty industries.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

ReedSpectrum (Holden, MA): George Meury, dir. of mktg; Laurie J. Warner, mktg. mgr.
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Dairy health claims

IDFA has asked FDA to reconsider the industry's petition to allow dairy-related health claims on food packaging. Specifically, it wants permission for claims associating adequate calcium intake with reduced hypertension risk.
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Can closing monitor

Food Instrument (Federalsburg, MD) has introduced a new top-and-bottom can closure monitor. The ADR-50DD detects and ejects defects in cans resulting from misapplied closures, unacceptable vacuum, pressure, fill level or temperature, body, seam and/or end imperfections.
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Components assume new importance in packaging

Conveyors, coding and marking machines, and motors and drives are the components best-known to packagers who have production and engineering responsibilities.
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Dairyland tests Tetra's latest

In August, Dairyworld Foods of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, became the first in the world to commercialize a new pouch concept from Tetra Pak Canada (Aurora, Ontario, Canada).

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