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Induction sealing control system

The Assists 2000 is a new, PLC-based induction sealing control system from Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI). The system's capabilities provide four operating and control modes, hold five preset product menus (including set power level, coil height, eject delay, eject time and stalled bottle delay), provide a critical fault monitor and a series of help menus.
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Packaging glossary a full load

How does one set out to assemble the definitive glossary of packaging terms?
Controls Product Brief

Plastic padded mailer

AirJacket(TM) is an all-plastic padded mailer from PAC National (Redmond, WA). Made of a durable, moisture-resistant, multi-layered PE film laminated to an interior bubble-type lining for cushioning protection.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
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FDA 'tampers' with gel capsule labels

The Food & Drug Administration capped its regulatory efforts to make two-piece gelatin OTC capsules harder to tamper with by requiring manufacturers to seal capsules and to use at least one "tamper-evident" packaging feature.
Neways is one of the largest manufacturers of personal care and nutritional supplement products. Its new labelers operate at sp
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Labelers deliver quick changeover

Neways' p-s labeling equipment accommodates a wide variety of containers, speeds product changeover by 30% and reduces rejects ten-fold.
Packaging specs such as this one, including container drawings from vendors, are maintained and accessed electronically by those
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Software helps SmithKline gain compliance

New software helps SmithKline Beecham comply with FDA GMPs for creating and disseminating packaging specifications. Software permits validation of packaging spec dissemination process, virtually eliminating exposure to compliance violations. Part one of two.

New graphics please packager and its customer

"The consumer gets a better package and we benefit as well."That's how Beaverton Foods' chief executive officer Bill Small describes his firm's recent switch from screen-printed glass jars to jars deco-rated with full-body shrink-sleeve labels for 16 varieties of Inglehoffer brand condiments.
Consumers can easily tear off Silver Blue?s induction seal and throw it away. A foam liner inside the closure further protects t
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Silver cleaner polishes its look

Silver Blue's complete overhaul eliminates leakage and breakage while improving esthetics.


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