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KISS Packaging Systems a div. of the Frain Group: Volumetric pail filler

KISS Packaging System's (LaPorte, IN) stainless-steel semi-automatic positive- displacement filler accurately fills water-thin to high-viscosity products drip- free, says KISS.
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FDA proposes labeling for nonpasteurized juices (sidebar)

FDA unfreezes 'healthy' label
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PneumaticScaleAngelus: PC-controlled filler

Pneumatic Scale (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) has developed a line of high-speed rotary net-weigh filling machines. The PC-based system enables the user to create and edit product recipes or programs, observe real time and historical fill data, diagnose system problems, perform statistical analysis, and print reports.
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FDA to streamline dietary supplement labels (sidebar)

FDA 'dumps' laxative package
Materials Product Brief
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MG America: Tube filler

The C135 tube filler from MG America (Fairfield, NJ) fills a wide range of tube compositions, manually or automatically, at speeds to 70 tubes/min.
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FDA proposes labeling for nonpasteurized juices

Agency specifies explicit warning statement for juices that aren't pasteurized. But NFPA wanted more.
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thermoformers

The multi-purpose thermoformer from Rigo (Milan, Italy) can produce blisters, covers, plates and trays. Both negative and positive molds can be used.
Rubbermaid?s new brick-sized mop package is one-third the size of its previous pack (above). Six brick packs are now shrink-bund
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Rubbermaid compacts damage

Mop heads are compression-packed to one-third their original size and then shrink-wrapped. Other benefits: lower material costs, zero damage and storage efficiencies.
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Skin-packing machines

Interdibipack (Mazzo di Rho, Italy) will launch a new generation of skin-packing machines that feature a thermoforming system to produce polished vacuum forms for blister packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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Portion-pack system

A new Rychiger system from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) fills hot maple syrup into single-serve portion packs, and seals them at speeds to 50 cups/min.
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Hot melt adhesive

Advantra(TM) hot melt adhesives from H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN) are said to produce better bonds on carton sealing, tray forming and other packaging applications.
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Juice warnings, not pasteurization

The Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule on July 8 requiring warning labels on fresh, unpasteurized juices. The requirement applies to all processors that package untreated juice for off-site consumption, including retailers such as grocery stores that squeeze and bottle juice for home use.
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Exploring the metallocene 'revolution'

In recent years, Packaging World and other publications have reported on current news and applications where the properties of metallocene-based resins have enhanced the performance of packaging materials.
After PET preforms are unscrambled and oriented by an overhead device, they?re sent down this track into a wheel that inverts t
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Integrated manufacturing is the island way

Management at this start-up water marketer decides that the only way to assure bottle availability and top quality is to blow its own PET bottles in-line with its brand new filling line.
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What packagers want in turnkey projects

Exclusive survey of medium to large manufacturers reveals the services they want-and need. Documentation, engineering design and electrical engineering are the main areas of assistance required.
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Carton feeders illuminate GE Lighting lines

Four cartoning machines on two "Pro 80" light bulb packaging lines at General Electric Lighting's Winchester, VA, plant once required manual refilling of carton blanks every six minutes.
Fremont?s new display shipper (right) provides customers like Western Family a store-friendly case that shows off the product
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Displaying a concern for retailers' needs

Fremont custom-designs a new type of display-ready, film-wrapped shipper around the needs of supermarket customers. A new case-packing/shrink-wrapping line makes the design a production reality, paid for by materials savings.
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Rx labeling

FDA is requiring prescription drug labels to bear the words "Rx Only" instead of the former warning: "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription." It's all part of the changes dictated by the FDA Modernization Act.

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