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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Novapak Corp. (Eatontown, NJ) has introduced PET stretch/blow-molding capability to its Paris, IL, operation and boosted capacity of injection-molded PET preforms by 33%.
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Materials Product Brief
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Aoki Laboratory America: Stretch/blow-molder

The SBIII-350LL-40 direct heat conditioning stretch/blow-molding machine from Aoki Laboratory America (Elk Grove Village, IL) produces narrow-necked, oval, round, square and cone-shaped bottles from PET, PE, PEN and PP resins.
Feature Article
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Packagers predict future trends

Consolidation/globalization, the shift to flexibles and system speed/automation top a list of emerging trends cited by packagers, according to new PMMI research.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) and Universal Technology (Pittsburgh, PA) have agreed to a joint venture to create Hoppmann Robotics, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), a robotics integrator specializing in flexible feeding and packaging applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Multiwall liner inserter

A new PE liner bag inserting system from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) is intended for use where paper sacks require plastic liners with good seal-strength characteristics.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (Thorofare, NJ): Thomas B. Upshur, senior dir., radio frequency identification (RFID) marketing and product management.
Materials Product Brief
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Omega Design Corp.: Desiccant catalog sheet

A new four-color catalog sheet from Omega Design (Exton, PA) highlights the company's new automatic indexing canister desiccant feeder. Desiccant feeder model CDFI is said to be ideal for lines requiring multiple changeovers, and single to multiple drops, with no change parts.
Supplier News
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Paper companies wax eloquent about wax separation process (sidebar)

'Reverse-cleaning' separates wax from fiber
News
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Drug labeling for the elderly

The Alliance for Aging Research, an umbrella organization for geriatrics-related study groups, has recommended that the Department of Health and Human Services develop a list of medications that are "potentially inappropriate for use in older persons" and another "red alert" list of medications that rarely, if ever, should be used with the elderly.
Materials Product Brief
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Milltronics Inc: Weighfeeders

Milltronics' (Arlington, TX) AutoWeigh weighfeeders have feed-rate capabilities from less than 100 lbs/hr to well over 800 tons/hr. Options include a range of enclosures, clean-out systems, and food grade/wash-down duty stainless-steel versions.
Materials Product Brief
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Tube filler/closer

Modular King Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced the Kugler K30-7 tube filler and closer. Designed with accuracy and repeatability in mind, it bottom-up fills laminate or metal tubes at speeds to 60/min.
Feature Article
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Tiger thermoforms paper/plastic structure for cheese

Swiss company is believed first to use cellulose in a thermoform/fill/seal package for shelf-stable packs of cheese. The 20-g packs of cheese were introduced in the U.S. in June.
Materials Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bulk outsert feeder/applicator

Krones' (Franklin, WI) Bulk Outsert Feeder/Applicator works in combination with Krones' rotary labelers to apply outserts used in pharmaceuticals, health and beauty, gardening and other applications.
News
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Poultry labeling

USDA has expanded its so-called "70-30 rule" for meat labeling to apply to poultry, as well. That means no label changes are necessary when two types of poultry ingredients are present in processed foods in slightly varying amounts.
Machine Product Brief
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Nordson Corporation: Case erector/bottom sealer

SWF Machinery's (Sanger, CA) McDowell Model 101 is a heavy-duty case erector designed to erect and bottom-seal RSC, HSC, AFM and FOL box styles with p-s tape or a Nordson hot melt glue system.
Film is advanced evenly through the automatic L-sealer by a powered unwind and a side chain gripper. Inset photo shows cartoned
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Video cassette packaging hits fast forward

Semi-automatic labeling, cartoning and shrink wrapping of video cassettes just couldn't keep pace with Provac's rapid growth. New equipment was the answer.
Machine Product Brief
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Durable Packaging Corporation: Case erector/packing station

The DuraPack stand-alone case erector/packing station from Durable Packaging (Countryside, IL) is designed to upgrade performance of many conventional case sealers by providing case erecting and a "hands-free" case packing station.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.

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