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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

CCL Labeling Equipment Div. (Ontario, CA) has moved its headquarters and West Coast mfg. plant to a 46ꯠ sq' facility at 4083 E. Airport Dr., Ontario, CA 91761; phone: 909/605-8213, fax: 909/605-6203.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Clariant Masterbatches Div. (Easton, MD) has completed installation of the latest-generation, multilayer blow-molding system at its McHenry, IL, personal care packaging center.
Controls Product Brief
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Prime Equipment, Inc: Hf/f/s

Prime Equipment's (Spokane, WA) PV-8500 horizontal form/fill/seal system for reclosable zipper pouches runs at speeds up to 22 cycles/min and accommodates flexible, semi-rigid and rigid materials.
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Proposed dietary supplement regs draw fire

Bombarded by more than 100ꯠ comments and a request from Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA), the Food and Drug Administration extended the comment period and will further review its proposed labeling regulations for dietary supplements.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

To shorten customers' package development time, M.A. Hanna Color (Suwanee, GA) has added a multi-layer blow molding machine to its technical center in Suwanee, GA.
Materials Product Brief
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Void-fill system

Fromm Airpad (Naperville, IL) has introduced the Airpad void-fill system, which is said to produce lower cost/cu' than loose-fill, paper, foam or bubble packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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The Woodman Co.: Bag sealer

The new air-cooled bag-sealing system from The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA) complements the manufacturer's Quasar and Polaris bagmakers. System runs both LDPE and conventional films.
Feature Article
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Beam it down...in size

FDA now says 'irradiation' disclosure on food labels doesn't have to be a 'warning label.' Still, the food industry hopes for more concessions from the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeling Systems : P-s labeler

A semi-automatic p-s labeler is available from LSI (Oakland, NJ). Placement accuracy with a precision air cylinder tamp applicator is ±1/32".
Director of packaging technology Bruce Cohen of Glaxo Wellcome subscribes to the theory that when valued packaging talent leave
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Employee retention through TLC

Want to keep packaging professionals from seeking opportunities elsewhere? Demonstrate clearly how much you want them in your 'career tent.'
Materials Product Brief
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Amplas: Bagging equipment

Amplas (Green Bay, WI) is introducing four machines in the bag-making, sealing and filling category. MS1400-S (shown) produces side-welded utility bags, zipper closure sandwich bags and diaper bags.
Materials Product Brief
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Bag machine

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) AD® CONVERTEX produces block-bottom valve bags made of woven plastic fabric without adhesives for use in packaging petrochemical, agricultural and building materials.
Materials Product Brief
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Container Mfg.: Container Mfg.: Container Mfg.: Multi-layer cap liner

A new coextruded cap liner from Tri-Seal Intl. (Blauvelt, NY) is now being used on the angled pour spout of the plastic measuring and dispensing containers from Container Mfg.
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New egg labeling

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has decreed that as of August 1999 egg cartons must bear a label indicating that eggs must be refrigerated and that uncracked, uncooked eggs must be kept at a temperature of 45°F while being processed and shipped to consumers.
Controls Product Brief
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Monarch Plastics Inc: Fuel treatment bottle

Monarch Plastics (Kenosha, WI) has introduced a new HDPE fuel treatment bottle with a 28-400 neck finish. The 32-oz bottle is suitable for motor oils and is available in a variety of colors.
Materials Product Brief
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BASF Corp.: General purpose PS

BASF's Polystyrene Business Group (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced 166H, a new high-molecular weight, general-purpose PS suitable for blending with HIPS and clear SBS block copolymers.
Materials Product Brief
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JDI Equipment: JDI Equipment: Pouch feeder

Hopper-fed pouch feeder G2000 from JDI Equipment (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) orients, separates, sequences and dispenses filled, loose pouches singly, at speeds of 60/min or more, or in batches.
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bottle-plate technology

A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.

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