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Plastic bags containing foam dunnage neatly protect GT?s software shipments while also reducing the need for five hours of daily
Feature Article

Foam dunnage computes for GT's software

Minnesota is no stranger to snow. But at GT Interactive's Plymouth plant, located in suburban Minneapolis, a far different kind of blizzard was hampering operations.
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Controls Product Brief

ARPAC LLC: Shrink bundler

The Brandpac® BPTW-70 is a new high-speed shrink bundler from Arpac (Schiller Park, IL) capable of wrapping up to 70 trays/min. Its smooth overlap sealing system eliminates unsightly welded seams.

Fun's the focus

As children continue to gain influence in purchasing decisions, manufacturers are using packaging as a way to attract their attention. Bel/Kaukauna is a good example.
The paper filter unwind and bagging unit are shown close-up (left), while the overwrapping station appears above. Finished ov
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Vf/f/s percolates at S&D Coffee

To meet the growing sales demands of its foodservice and institutional customers, this Concord, NC, roaster fills ground coffee into a paper filter bag then overwraps between one and five bags in plastic film on the same machine. Strong sales help S&D reap a six-month payback on the unusual machine.
Materials Product Brief

Sealed Air Corporation: Protective cushioning

Shrink Pak(TM) cushioning material combines shrink wrapping and "bubbled" cushioning. The patented product from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) conforms around the object(s) when heat is applied.
Materials Product Brief

Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) SB Batch Dropper Universal Friction Feeder(TM) is a high-speed batch counter, accumulator and dropper. It separates and singulates a wide range of products including envelopes, greeting cards and other printed materials.
Controls Product Brief

Bottle multipacker

The OneTech(TM) system from Mead (Marietta, GA) is a modular multiple packaging system capable of different pack styles and configurations of glass bottles on the same platform.
Feature Article

Label spells it all out

A new product launch by Alberto Culver receives a major boost from an elaborate booklet/label applied to the back of the container. Now available nationwide in food, drug and mass merchandisers, the Cortexx line of two shampoos and two conditioners contain a special gelatin that can help prevent hair loss by preventing split ends.
Three different feeders?a brush box for sticky gel capsules and two  channel feeders for compressed round and oval tablets?are u
Feature Article

Blister packer feeds three different tablets for Amway

Amway's Nutrilite Div. blister-packs three dissimilar, tough-to-feed vitamin tablets on one blister card. New equipment provides substantial savings over contract packaging.
Materials Product Brief

Preferred Packaging: Shrink wrapper

Preferred Packaging (San Dimas, CA) has developed an L-sealer/shrink tunnel combination, especially suitable for applications where space is a constraint.


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