Machinery

Product is automatically fed into canisters by a PLC-controlled four-bucket filler (above). Product reaches the four individual
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Keebler becomes a canister convert

When consumers showed how much they liked resealable composite canisters for Animal Crackers, Keebler responded by launching other products in that package format.
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Corner labeler

The ApplyPro Corner Wrap(TM) is designed to print and apply a bar-code label on two adjacent sides of a case or carton using a unique vacuum system. This tamp/wipe system comes equipped with a Zebra printer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Slautterback (Monterey, CA): Bob Gragg, market group mgr., graphic arts & converting; Jim Kelley, market mgr., graphic arts & converting.
One applicator arm applies two separate labels to the end of each case (top, opposite page) and the side (left
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Corner-wrap labeling without the wrap

A pair of easy-to-use adjacent-panel labelers each relies on one applicator arm to apply two separate labels, reducing material costs compared to corner wrap labels.
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Bar-code printer

Cognitive Solutions (Paso Robles, CA) offers the Solus® desktop bar-code label printer in direct-thermal or thermal-transfer models. Solus printers can print bar codes, labels and tags at 3"/sec, at a 203-dpi resolution.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Elopak Inc.'s (New Hudson, MI) Norwegian parent company has established a carton converting joint venture with Grupo Industrial Lala (Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico) to be named Envases Elopak S.A.
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Packing process grows on Teixeira Farms

California produce grower lengthens lettuce shelf life and saves material costs by switching from waxed cases to a bag-in-box configuration.
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Bulk weigher/auger filler

AMS Filling Systems' (Malvern, PA) Model A-110-Lynx net weigher bulk-and-dribble auger filler fills powders and granular products as well as thin or viscous liquids, in weights from 1 oz to several hundred lb.
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PVC containers

Plastic Bottle Corp. (Libertyville, IL) has added Faceted Oval PVC containers to its line of cosmetics/personal care containers. Available in two sizes, the 2-oz bottle has a 20/415 neck finish or a 20-mm finish built to accommodate a linerless, threaded valve seal closure by Packaging Design Group.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Paper Converting Machine Co. (Green Bay, WI) began a $3 million expansion effort to double the assembly space of both its Packaging Machinery Div. and Renard Machinery Div.
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Imaging Technology Inc: Ink-jet printer

For use with small- to medium-sized operations, the Marksman(TM) 2020 from ITI (Cookeville, TN) is said to be the first ink-jet printing system capable of printing on both porous and nonporous surfaces simultaneously.
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)

Additional NACD award winners: Drug & Pharmaceutical category
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Packaging power prominent at HBA Global Expo '98

The power of packaging in marketing cosmetics and personal care products will be a major theme at this year's HBA Global Expo '98, June 8 to 10 at New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco (Hartsville, SC) has acquired four French converting operations and a paper mill from La Rochette Group (Paris, France).
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All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: All Packaging Machinery: Vertical sealing system

Model VCBS-1/4T-6"x5' continuous band sealer is from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY). It has a lower-speed conveyor to accommodate light to heavy-duty applications.
Frozen soup is stored in this walk-in freezer until a frozen food distributor picks it up for delivery to supermarkets
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Tabletop filler boosts soups

Since a tabletop filler was installed last December, restaurant Barnum & Bagel is enjoying solid growth in supermarket sales of its frozen soups in PP tubs and lids
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ID Technology: Ink-jet system with reject station

I.D. Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) has designed a custom high-resolution ink-jet coding system that prints, scans and verifies bar codes on two sides of a case or carton.
Stars and balloons are among the instantly recognizable symbols that P&G now uses to help make it easy for consumers to recogniz
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Symbols help P&G help consumers

To combat consumer confusion when repurchasing feminine protection products, P&G adds recognizable symbols to its Always-brand package.

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