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Bag-in-box vacuum sealer

The VVS Series vertical vacuum sealer for bag-in-box applications from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) employs a floating head that allows heavy bags to be vacuumed and sealed efficiently.
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UPS return service

United Parcel Service (Atlanta, GA) announced several enhancements to its Authorized Return Service, or ARS. Customers now have the option of Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air or 3 Day Select.
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Self-locking tray former

Loveshaw's (Ronkonkoma, NY) Model TF-HL-1 automatically forms self-locking trays at speeds to 20 trays/min, depending on the complexity of the folds.
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Programmable controller

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) brochure on the FP1 Series programmable controllers describes user-oriented benefits including network capability, RS232C ports, interrupt function and positioning.
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Liquid filler

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) Model F8-200T rotary filling machine can handle up to 200 containers/min, four at a time. Uses positive, secure handling to eliminate jams with odd-shaped containers.
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Channelizer

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Microplan Channelizer provides up to four channel separations on urethane conveyors with variable speed drives to 200 ft/min.
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Ink-jet alternative

The Series 80 Consecu-Printer from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) is an inexpensive, heavy-duty alternative to ink-jet printing. Imprints a consecutive number code on cartons as they pass through a conveyor line using Dalemark's patented print wheel.
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Flat-bottom bag system

The Acceleron flat-bottom bag system from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) continually produces gabletop, flat-bottom packages from any supported material, including kraft paper, Mylar®, metallized foils and other product-specific packaging films.
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Labeling system

The Cornerwrap Labeling System from Avery Dennison (Phil- adelphia, PA) can print and apply bar-coded labels to two sides of cartons with a right-angle corner.
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Recycled polypropylene

Planet Polymer Technologies (San Diego, CA) has developed EnviroPlasticTM-RCF, a recycled fiber-filled PP. Physical properties are as good as virgin PP or ABS, says the company.

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