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Can end maker

Rychiger MHM machines from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) make consumer-friendly, peelable membrane can ends with no sharp edges.
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All-Fill Inc: All-Fill Inc: Auger system

All-Fill (Exton, PA) has introduced a color catalog sheet featuring its servo motor direct-drive Multi-Fill auger systems. These provide fast, accurate, multi-positioned dispensing of powders and viscous products typically encountered with vf/f/s machines, horizontal thermoformers, strip packers, pocket vacuum formers, pouch makers and rotary cup machines.
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FDA sued over bio-tech labeling

Two advocacy groups have sued the FDA, charging the agency's testing and labeling policies for genetically engineered foods violate its statutory mandate to protect public health.
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CMM to feature CtP technology

CMM International, produced and managed by Miller Freeman, Inc. (New York, NY), has announced a special Computer to Plate Technology Center to be unveiled at the 1999 event in Chicago, April 12-15.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Modular Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) has been appointed North American distributor for Mario A. Cricca S.A. blister packaging made in Argentina.
Materials Product Brief
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Omega Design Corp.: Shrink bundler

Omega Design Corp.'s (Exton, PA) Classic Shrink bundler is featured in a color catalog. Suited for pharmaceutical, personal care, food, liquor and specialty chemical product packaging, the shrink-bundler automatically collates and packages containers or cartons into a unitized bundle that is protected against label marring.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Heimann Systems Corp. (Morristown, NJ) has created a product inspection div. to manufacture and market x-ray systems for food and related industries.
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Supplier news: Achievements

CCL Container's Advanced Monobloc Aerosol Div. (Hermitage, PA) has fulfilled requirements to be a certified provider of extruded aluminum cans for Redken Laboratories.
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Hayssen, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: Vf/f/s machine

Hayssen's (Duncan, SC) Edge(TM) vertical form/fill/seal machine is a low-cost alternative for mid-range applications, according to the manufacturer.
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Fresh graphics for U.K. water bottler

Applied ceramic labeling has revitalized the 250- and 750-ml fluted white flint glass containers of natural mineral water from Decantae Mineral Water Ltd.
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. Technology breakthroughs on display.
Galderma?s MetroCream is now available in a reclosable clamshell package so patients can test at the doctor?s office and reclos
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An open-and-shut case for reclosability

Pharmaceutical company Galderma Laboratories switches to a reclosable clamshell for its sample size of prescription topical medicines that's 35% cheaper than before.
At Kraft Foods? Tarrytown, NY, development laboratories, co-op students work side-by-side with experienced professionals like Ri
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Career fairs: How some companies 'precruit'

Many companies look for packaging professionals at schools with packaging curricula, and some successful companies begin the process before students even graduate.
Materials Product Brief
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Cousins Packaging Inc: Stretch wrapper

The LP2100 stretch wrapper from Cousins Packaging (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) wraps loads up to 4ꯠ lb at a rate of up to 15 rpm. Rapid Thread Door simplifies film loading and extremely low turntable (21/4" off the ground) means only a short ramp taking up very little floor space is required for loading product.
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Meat regs questioned

Requiring all beef and lamb sold in the U.S. be labeled "U.S.", "Imported", or "Blended with Imported" as mandated in the 1998 Agriculture Appropriations bill pending in Congress would cost the government $60 million to enforce and could hurt U.S.
Like Hewlett-Packard, whose jobs web site is shown here, more and more firms are relying on the Internet to attract people to pa
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How to find the best new hires in packaging

In today's tight labor market, companies are implementing a variety of strategies-some new, some tried and true-to attract the best talent to their packaging functions.
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Partition inserter

New partition inserter from R.A. Pearson Co. (Spokane, WA), was developed to accept a multitude of partition styles, making it suitable for a variety of case packing applications.

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