Models PA/4010 and PA/4015 in-line p-s tamp labelers from Diagraph (Earth City/St. Louis, MO) employ an Auto Retract feature to label a variety of products at variable distances from the application head.
The Model PHS carton and tray forming and sealing machine from Peters Machinery (Chicago, IL) can form and heat-seal up to 80 cartons/min. A hot air system activates a coating on paperboard blanks to eliminate preparation time and wasted cartons.
A new version of Lermer Packaging's (Garwood, NJ) Cellukork® is 35% easier to extract than the original version, says the company. The diameter was reduced from 22.3 mm to 21.5 mm (0.85") while resilience was increased by 10%.