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Steel container safety

A brochure from the American Iron and Steel Institute (Washington, D.C.) discusses the fire safety and recycling advantages of packaging flammable or combustible liquids in steel containers.
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Seal integrity tester

A data sheet on the Integra 800 seal integrity tester from Accu-Pak (Carrollton, TX) describes leak detection on both flexible and semi-rigid packages.
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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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Recycling law newsletter

Called the first recycling legislation newsletter geared to North American exporters, "Recycling Laws International" is a bi-monthly publication from Raymond Communications (Riverdale, MD).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) and Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (Hauppauge, NY) will merge to create a new manufacturer of machine vision systems.
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Bottle unscrambler

The Kalisort 150 quick-change bottle unscrambler from H.G. Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) can handle a wide variety of bottles with a changeover time of under two minutes.
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Nestable components

The 4840 system from LEWISystems (Watertown, WI) is an integrated system of reusable stack-and-nest pallets, containers and other equipment that will cube a 48" x 40" pallet.
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Container unscrambler

The Model JH container unscrambler from Omega Design (Lionville, PA) handles a variety of shapes and sizes at speeds to 150 containers/min. Normally requires only 10- to 15-min changeover time.
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Vertical cartoner

The Clybourn Spectrum Series vertical cartoner from Sasib (Skokie, IL) reaches speeds to 300 containers/min. Accommodates a range of carton sizes with centers from 3" to 24".
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Container dumper

Universal Dynamics (Woodbridge, VA) has introduced the Model CDH container dumper for industrial use. It unloads containers of various sizes, weights, and materials.
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Hot stamp ribbons

Norwood Marking's (Downers Grove, IL) hot stamp ribbons are made with protection of the environment in mind. They are formulated to be well below the CONEG proposed maximum limit of 100 ppm.
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Blow-on labeler

The Model 2111ST stepper-driven blow-on labeler from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is microprocessor-controlled and uses a stepper drive with an advanced design for added durability and versatility.
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Student career hotline

Women in Packaging (Kennesaw, GA) has introduced a new job resource guide geared to students. The "Student Career Hotline" targets entry-level and internship positions, as well as resource information.
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Bottle unscrambler

The Eco Model Bottle Unscrambler from Posimat (Miami, FL) is designed exclusively for medium-sized beverage or juice bottles. Features a bowl diameter of 1 m to handle 2-L bottles at 8ꯠ bottles/hr, or 1.3-L bottles at 17ꯠ/hr.
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Tube filling machinery

IWK's (Fairfield, NJ) Model TFS 20 tube filling machinery offers quick-release interlocking parts designed to accommodate design variations. Allows quick changeovers with only 14 replaceable tubeholder cups and related product contact parts.
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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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Free tooling program

A six-page brochure from the Soabar Systems division of Avery Dennison (Philadelphia, PA) shows how the company's new Standard Sizes program can cut tag and label costs and speed delivery, while allowing customers a wide range of tag and label choices.
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Continuous motion filler

The A-700-12, a 12-station continuous-motion rotary filler from AMS (Malvern, PA), fills at an accuracy of ±0.5% at speeds to 190 containers/min.

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