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Polymer foam brochure

BASF Corp.'s Expanded Polypropy-lene Group (Wyandotte, MI) has introduced a new brochure highlighting Neopolen® P expanded PP beads for packaging applications.
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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
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CR, adult friendly closures

To comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission's recent decision to make current CR closures more senior-friendly, Sunbeam Plastics (Evansville, IN) has de-veloped sev-eral new closure systems that pass the proposed older-adult "Senior Protocol" test.
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Double clipper

The DCA-E 200 is a new automatic double clipper for sausage casings from Tipper Tie (Apex, NC). For use with single sausages with or without a loop, ring-shaped sausages with a string, or chains of up to 10 sausages long.
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Heavy-duty tape head

Signode (Glenview, IL) has introduced the Gemini(TM) precision tape head with heavy-duty construction and long-wear parts for good operating efficiency.
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PVC, PET bottles

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has developed two new sizes for its Boston Rounds line. Both 16- and 32-oz Boston Rounds have "true ounce" fill levels to eliminate the need for metric conversions.
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Tray packer

The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
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Bar code booklet

An updated 20-page booklet entitled "How to Stay on Top of Bar Codes" is available free from Weber Marking Systems (Arling-ton Heights, IL). Examines trends and technologies associated with bar codes, including bar code terminology.
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Laser codable label

Engraph Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) Code-a-Label(TM) is a laser-codable polyolefin label that does not use ink blocks or PVC. When exposed to laser beams, it provides a dark, consistent code that on-line verification systems can monitor.
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Laser coding system

The new Xymark laser coding system from Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) combines the speed of CO2 laser technology with the flexibility of dot mat-rix imaging.
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Dual-infeed palletizer

The Model HSP-6DI is a dual-infeed automatic case palletizer from Currie Machinery Co. (Santa Clara, CA). Developed for high-speed production lines, it can accommodate speeds to 140 cases/min, depending on case and pattern specifications.
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Powder/granular filler

The Necoflo G5.5 Filler Series of powder/granular fillers from John R. Nalbach Eng. (Cicero, IL) offer automatic weight control. Especially designed for fast, accurate filling of expensive powders or granules such as instant coffee, into most kinds of rigid containers.
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Automatic weigher

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has introduced its Batchmaster® Fast Automatic Weigher. Unique to this system is a feeder bowl and patent-pending accumulator system that allows constant feeding of product.
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Volumetric liquid filler

The Posifiller-2 positive displacement volumetric liquid filler from LaubHunt reaches speeds to 140 containers/min with a fill accuracy of ±1/4%.
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Integrated circuit shippers

ITW Camtex (Arlington, TX) has introduced new CamGrip MiniTrays for storage and shipping of small quantities of integrated circuit de-vices. Cam-Grip Twist-Locks lock trays together, eliminating the need for strapping.
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Corner wrap labeler

The Model 2196 Corner Wrap print/apply labeler from Labeling Systems (Mahwah, NJ) can apply corner labels up to 14" long at speeds to 40/min, depending on label length.
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Sensory testing

21st Sensory Inc. (Bartlesville, OK) conducts descriptive flavor analysis on packaging polymers and food or beverage contents. The data is used to determine if developmental polymers demonstrate improved barrier performance, extend shelf life, affect food texture, or have lower odor transference when compared to competitive products.
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High-speed bagger

Sasib's (De Pere, WI) new continuous-motion bagger is designed for dry, free-flowing products. It runs pillow-pouch, fin-seal, or lap-seal- type bags in sizes ranging from 2 1/4" to 13" W, and up to 18" L, at speeds to 120 bags/min.

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