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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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Self-locking tray former

Loveshaw's (Ronkonkoma, NY) Model TF-HL-1 automatically forms self-locking trays at speeds to 20 trays/min, depending on the complexity of the folds.
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P-S labeler control

Quadrel's (Mentor, OH) M2 microprocessor control for p-s labelers works with a variety of labelers, including wraparound and front/back. Stores up to 50 label presets and accommodates five fault conditions, including low label supply and missing labels.
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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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Bag-in-box vacuum sealer

The VVS Series vertical vacuum sealer for bag-in-box applications from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) employs a floating head that allows heavy bags to be vacuumed and sealed efficiently.
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Stretch-sleeve labeler

The ASA-500 stretch-sleeve labeler from Automated Label Systems (Twinsburg, OH) operates at 400 containers/min. PE sleeves are stretched around containers and held in place by the elastic properties within the plastic, eliminating the need for glue or heat.
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Bucket labeler

Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) has introduced the Univer-sal(TM) Bucket Labeling System. This machine applies die-cut, p-s labels to 2-, 3 1/2- and 5-gal buckets and 1-cu-ft boxes with labels up to 6" x 10".
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Foam-in-place system

Sealed Air's (Danbury, CT) Instapak 812® Foam-In-Place packaging system is specifically designed for packing and shipping of large items. Produces up to 60% more foam per minute than the previous model.
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Dual-head filler

The Model A-500 dual-head automatic auger filler can fill any rigid container at speeds to 120/min. Suitable for powders, creams, pastes and liquids.
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Automatic bag palletizer

SDP Series 2000 automatic bag palletizer from Slidell (Owatonna, MN) has a unitized design to reduce installation time. It is shipped intact and ready for installation.
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Recycling baler

The Model 9020 is a large-quantity multi-bin recycling baler from Orwak (Bloomington, MD) designed for post-industrial recyclable material. Multiple bins allow solid waste to be separated by material and stored until enough accumulates to make a complete bale.
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Aseptic filler

With speeds 25% faster than previous models, Tetra Pak's (Chicago, IL) Tetra Brik® Aseptic/9 fills 7귔 8- or 8 1/2-oz cartons/hr. This aseptic filler has a small footprint, measuring 118 sq ft, which offers greater flexibility for juice and beverage manufacturers.
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Converter adds third wicketer for PE bags

Sengewald USA's 140ꯠ-sq-ft Marengo, IL, converting facility has added a third bag wicketer to produce 2- to 4-mil polyethylene bags at rates to 175/min, for food, nonfood and medical packaging applications.
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Database resource guide

The Food Institute (Fair Lawn, NJ) Database Resource Guide 1995 lists over 2괌 books, studies and reports published on the food industry, as well as where to find them.
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Pneumatic bagger

Don Williams Packaging's (Belmont, CA) Model A-10 pneumatic bagging machine automatically opens and positions bags for both vertical filling applications-including salad, nuts and hardware-as well as horizontal filling of difficult-to-package products such as tortillas or paper goods.
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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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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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