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F/f/s for screw-cap bags

General Packaging Equipment's (Houston, TX) line of automatic liquid vertical form/fill/seal machines can now produce bags with screw caps. Bags must be made of a heat-sealable material, and can be as large as 14" x 22".
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High-gloss HDPE

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now supplies most of its stock HDPE bottles in a high-gloss material. This material has a surface gloss comparable to PVC and PET, says Richards, but with the cost advantages of HDPE.
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Semi-automatic case sealers

Intertape Polymer Group (Danville, VA) offers uniform semi-automatic case sealers for RSCs ranging in size from 4" W x 6" L x 41/2" H to 20" W x 24" H and unlimited length.
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High-speed printer/applicator

The Label-Aire Model 2138-Series D high-speed printer/applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) produces p-s labels ranging in size from 0.75" x 0.5" to 4.65" x 10" at a rate of 10"/sec.
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Induction capsealer

Lepel's (Edgewood, NY) TR-2001 induction capsealer seals caps at line speeds to 300'/min. A range of sealing head sizes accommodates diverse cap configurations in sizes from 5 mm to 160 mm.
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Labeling brochure

Sonoco Engraph Label Group (Cold Spring, KY) has released a four-color brochure describing the company's capabilities in labeling for health care, pharmaceutical, consumer products, beverage, chemical and agricultural markets.
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Bar code verification systems

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) offers bar code verification and placer systems for pharmaceutical package inserts. Systems place inserts directly into packages or into bins.
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Laser marking system

Lumonics' (Oxnard, CA) latest generation of the Xymark(TM) Series of low-cost laser marking systems can code up to four lines of text on moving products.
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Case packer

The Efficia 400 from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is an automated system that delivers bagged liquids or dry goods from f/f/s machines, counts and layers the bags as they're deposited into a set-up case and then discharges the case onto a central delivery conveyor leading to the case sealer.
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Honeycomb can

A new steel can with a honeycomb wall structure has been introduced by Schmalbach-Lubeca (Ratingen, Germany). This structure allows substantial material savings, says the company.
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Proximity sensor

The WT4 is SICK Optic Electronic's (Eden Prairie, MN) smallest photoelectronic proximity sensor. It measures about 1 sq" and weighs 20 g. The WT4 has a variable scanning distance of 20 to 80 mm (0.788" to 3.152") to allow sensing of any color object against any reflective background.
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Bottle promotions

Do-It Corp. (South Haven, MI) has released a new brochure titled "Secrets to Successful Bottle Promotions." The 12-page, color brochure highlights various aspects of merchandising, promotions, and sales.
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Folding carton board

Omni-Kote® is a three-ply folding carton board from Riverwood (Atlanta, GA) made of a clay-coated, unbleached paperboard. Two outer plies are made of 100% virgin fiber.
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Straight-wall containers

Designed for use in manufacturing applications for shipping, work-in-process and storage, two new sizes of straight-wall containers are now available from Buckhorn (Milford, OH).
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Machine interface

New software package from Watlow Electric (St. Louis, MO) runs on a desktop PC to provide operator interface functions for a variety of packaging machines.
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PET jars

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a line of PET jars available in 1/2-, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes. Heavy-wall PET jars are available in 2-, 4-, and 8-oz sizes.
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Piston filler

APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.
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Surface enhancement

General Magnaplate Corp. (Linden, NJ) offers a six-page brochure on NEDOX, a surface treatment enhancement for moving machinery parts that prevents wear and corrosion.

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