Kwik Lok's (Yakima, WA) new Model 084 semi-automatic bag closing machine can close and label up to 30 bags/min in a single operation. It uses either custom-printed Kwik Lok labels or standard Striplok bag closures.
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Dynaric (Teaneck, NJ) has introduced the DF-20 semi-automatic strapping machine designed for small manufacturers. It's the first of its kind, says the company, to be equipped with an audible cycle alert safety signal system (ACASS).
Versatile machines that will allow manufacturers multiple packaging options was one of the frequent answers in Packaging World's second exclusive survey of Pack Expo registrants. Large buying teams and longer visits are also planned this year.
CPSC regulations caused pharmaceutical manufacturer Chattem, Inc., to update packaging for its menstrual pain relief products. Line changes included a rebuild-instead of a purchase-of a cartoner to help expedite the switch.