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Wide-mouth containers

The Decorator Series of wide-mouth PET containers from Star Container (Phoenix, AZ) currently includes a 48-oz size with a 110/400 finish and a 24-oz size with a 89/400 finish.
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Static dissipative film

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced Mirrex 7002, a clear, static-dissipative vinyl film for use in thermoforming ESD trays, clamshells and blisters.
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Produce packaging system

The Vertipack paperboard packaging system from Riverwood (Atlanta, GA) uses multipacking concepts common in the beverage industry to create a produce packaging system that minimizes spoilage.
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Carton former/sealer

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.
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Marking products catalog

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced its 1995 marking products catalog, which overviews the firm's complete line of marking, coding and labeling products.
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Thermal insulating components

VacuPanel thermal-insulating panels from Strategic Products Group (Somerville, NJ) provide up to six times the thermal insulation factor of conventional insulations like PU or EPS, says the company.
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Synthetic cork

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%.
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Slat lane divider

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced a slat lane dividing system designed to eliminate container breakage and jams associated with conventional multiple-gate dividing systems.
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Digital case printer

The DCP-3200 digital case printer from Iconotech (Buffalo Grove, IL) is now automated to produce 60 cartons/min, or up to 15ꯠ cases/shift. Makes short- and medium-sized runs more economical.
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Prepress network

GravureLink(TM) is a high-speed prepress and RIP interface client/server network for control of rotogravure cylinder engraving devices that reduces page- or package-image processing time.
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Networking software

Safeline Metal Detection (Tampa, FL) has introduced SafeNet networking software, which allows full utilization of microprocessors in digital metal detectors through linking of PCs and metal detectors.
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Pharmaceutical inspector

The Quatrascan bar code inspection system from AGR Intl. (Butler, PA) provides labeling and component verification requirements specified by the FDA.
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Carton closing brochure and video

Stanley Bostitch (East Greenwich, RI) has introduced a 10-minute video and brochure on its Fastpack(TM) automatic and semi-automatic carton closing product line that features either tape or staples.
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Hazardous materials

A series of questions and answers asked of experts in hazardous materials packaging is the focus of a new brochure from The Intl. Safe Transit Assn. (Chicago, IL).
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Dual compartment f/f/s

To enable food processors to offer both wet and dry products in a single container, Hassia (Somerville, NJ) has developed a f/f/s machine for dual-compartment packages.
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Field data recorder

Lansmont's (Monterey, CA) Shock and Vibration Environment Recorder measures drop heights, impacts, vehicle motion, temperature and humidity during transportation and distribution.
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Coreless linerless labels

Coreless LinerFree(TM) direct thermal linerless labels from Media Solutions (Longmeadow, MA) offer the benefits of liner-free labels with no waste. These labels increase the amount of label material on a roll, lower the cost of the product and aid in source reduction.
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Carton accumulator

Verac's (Wyckoff, NJ) carton accumulator offers the highest speed, highest capacity on the market, says the company. Uncounted cartons first enter an accumulation zone.

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