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Package Case Study
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Switch to PET brings icy look

United Distillers & Vintners recently replaced glass with polyethylene terephthalate for 200-mL (6.76-oz) bottles of its TGI Friday’s® On the Rocks line of ready-to-drink cocktails. The custom bottles are injection/stretch blow molded by Schmalbach-Lubeca.
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Machine Product Brief
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Automated Production Systems, Corp.: Pressureless combiner

Model #CBR-PLS pressureless combiner from Automated Production (New Freedom, PA) is designed specifically for PET production lines. Uses a meter/brake mass infeed section to control product flow.
R.A. Jones' CMV2 vertical cartoner has a 15-min, almost toolless, changeover.
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Pack Expo 2000 quick-changeover round-up

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Every year machinery builders advertise quick-changeover packaging machines. As Packaging World editors walked the aisles at the recent Pack Expo show, we could not miss the new packaging machines that featured super-quick changeover times, which we'll arbitrarily define as 15 minutes or less. Here are some cartoners, case packers, a shrink bundler and a thermoformer that caught our attention.
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BluePrint packs cases with vision smarts

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: A high-speed, vision-guided bag orienter/sorter was on display at the booth of BluePrint Automation.
Machine Product Brief
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Omega Design Corp.: Bottle unscramblers

Omega Design (Exton, PA) has released a 4-color catalog sheet on the Omega Bauman “ACO” bottle unscramblers. Machines offer automatic changeover and eliminate the need for change parts.
Machine Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Rotary tables

All-Fill’s (Exton, PA) rotary tables can be used as either unscramblers or accumulators. Manufactured in any height with a standard diameter of 36”, 48” or 60”.
The top portion of the Squish-Pak! bottle's two-piece closure is removed (below left), revealing the "sipper  protrusion" that m
Package Case Study
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Suiza dairy touts 'squishy' bottle

A soft LDPE bottle and ‘sipper protrusion’ make it easy for kids to hold and drink single-serve milks. Suiza’s Country Fresh dairy introduces two distinct brands of milk in the containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Hoppmann Corp.: Bottle unscrambler

Hoppmann’s (Haymarket, VA) FRS-70 bottle unscrambler is designed to feed and orient larger bottles and parts at rates to 210 ppm, depending on part characteristics.
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Notable web sites

Materials MarketplacesB2BPKG.com (www.b2bpkg.com) is a packaging materials marketplace that allows users to constuct a private catalog of vendors for online procurement.
Dietary supplements like these are typical of the kind of products NAI fills on Line One.
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Capsule-counting tech comes to NAI

New equipment at this California contract packager includes a tablet/capsule line with the latest in tablet-counting technology. On-line thermal-transfer coding shines, too.

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