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Materials Product Brief

Shrink wrap system

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers a manually operated portable shrink wrapping system that plugs into standard 110v outlets. It includes a bar sealer/film dispenser, two-speed heat gun and PVC film in 22" x 100' rolls.
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Materials Product Brief

Company brochure

Display Pack (Grand Rapids, MI) has released a brochure on its converting and contract packaging capabilities. Six-, five- and two-color presses for printed packaging materials are described.
A prewrapped lamp base is lowered into the lower base layer of Enviromold within a carton
Feature Article

'Green' lights for Cambridge

This lighting and accessory manufacturer switched from paper-based void fill to a biodegradable mold-in-place system that sheds light on productivity and environmental issues.
Controls Product Brief

P-s coupon system

New from American Creative Packaging (Algoma, WI) is the E-PACS(TM) capsule. It's a pressure-sensitive overwrap containing a coupon or three-dimensional piece up to 3/8" thick.

Eastman announces new LLDPEs

The debate over metallocene technology continued at the National Plastics Exposition '97 when Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) announced two new linear-low-density polyethylenes.
Film is ink-jet coded prior to filling at speeds of 250?/min.
Feature Article

Cheese wrapping on the double

State-of-the-art dual-lane 'hot pack' technology produces cheese slices hermetically sealed in film at 1길/min, with one operator. Integrated ink-jet printers code each slice for consumer convenience and quality control.
Materials Product Brief

Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) new Silver Series SR Rotary Dropper Universal Friction Feeder(TM) permits high-speed batch counting, accumulating and dropping per-formance.
Materials Product Brief

Shrink film bundler

The DuraTech I Series shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) uses an in-line infeed to bundle trays or multipacks at speeds to 30/min, depending on pack pattern and product size.
A plastic shutter enters the shrink wrapper, passing beneath the forming plow that wraps the film around and underneath. At the
Feature Article

Wrapping up changeover

Design House's new shrink wrapping line handles packages in various lengths without the need for changeover.

Sara Lee launches MAP-packed Bragels

Modified atmosphere packaging that gives filled bagels a seven-day non-refrigerated shelf life may provide another reason why nobody doesn't like Chicago-based Sara Lee®.


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