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Pre-made bags bring consistency

For a more consistent look for its line of frozen Mexican foods, Ruiz Food Products of Dinuba, CA, is using the Promobag(TM) from Robbie Mfg. (Lenexa, KS).
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Self-saturating swab means no-mess prep

A nurse using an iodine swab to prep a patient for surgery or IV insertion can do so quickly and cleanly with the self-saturating Betadine® PrepStick(TM) applicator from The Purdue Frederick Co., Norwalk, CT.
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EDL Packaging Engineers, Inc: Bundler for dry goods

The HS 100 Double Tight Wrap System from EDL (Green Bay, WI) is designed to bundle groups of 31/2- to 20-lb bags of dry products such as pet food. Collates and wraps individual paper or polymer bags in LDPE film.
The automatic shrink bundler produces multipacks in unsupported film or in overwrapped trays
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Aseptic PET is Henniez's cup of tea

A leader in the bottled water business in Switzerland, Henniez is making a bold move into in-line blowing and aseptic filling of plastic bottles for iced teas.
Time/temperature integrator tags (shown here and up close on p. 23)  used by Top of the Mountain Trout Co. include three ?indica
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Nothing's fishy about trout tags

Time/temperature monitoring tags placed in refrigerated shipments of smoked fish let Top of the Mountain Trout's restaurant customers know how long the trout will remain fresh.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
When they?re conveyed into the shrink-film machines, the refrigeration units already have top and bottom end caps and interlocki
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Shrink-wrapped protection for white goods

When a British manufacturer of freezers and refrigerators entered a more upscale segment of the market, shrink film was the packaging material of choice.
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Hormel expanding MAP-packed pork

Hormel Foods, Austin, MN, believes it now has a long-shelf-life package system that delivers prepackaged pork cuts through a supermarket chain's warehouse.
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BluePrint Automation: Collation system

The Smart-Track high-speed collation system from BluePrint Automation (Colonial Heights, VA) is designed to group individual packages, present the group to the pick-up station of a robot and allow dwell time for the pickup.
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CPS&S: CPS&S: Shrink wrapper

With memory to store up to 255 product settings, the Kallfass Universa 600 side-sealing shrink wrapper from CPS & S (Alpharetta, GA) wraps small items such as CDs and video tapes at rates as high as 60/min.

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