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Materials Product Brief
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Cryovac: Cryovac: Thin shrink film

Cryovac Div., Sealed Air Corp. (Duncan, SC) has introduced LD Thin Film, a thin shrink film. This multi-layer, coextruded, cross-linked polyolefin film is sealed by impulse, constant heat or electrostatic techniques.
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Controls Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Auger filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Millenium 800 Auger Filling System has servo-driven dispensing control, acceleration/deceleration patterns, multiple speed selection, direct motion control and no coast/no maintenance operation.
Materials Product Brief
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Emplex Systems Inc: Economical bag sealers

Models 6140 and 6340 are continuous table-top heat sealers available in both standard and validatable versions for lightweight pouch applications up to 8 oz.
News
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More food safety

Recognizing an issue that resonates with the public, the Clinton Administration continues to give high priority to food safety. The Administation's FY2000 budget contains a 12% increase for food safety initiatives, with approximately $105 million more divided among U.S.
Materials Product Brief
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Presto Products: Contaminant-resistant zipper

The newest Fresh-Lock® zipper from Presto Products Co. (Appleton, WI) is the Style 140 contaminant-resistant zipper to help packaging of granular or powdery products.
Materials Product Brief
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Fan folder brochure

A color brochure with photo describes the BFF-2001 bridge fan folder from George Gordon Associates (Nashua, NH). The high-speed, bridge-type reciprocating fan folder is designed to provide an economical means of placing continuous webs of pouches into a portable transport for storage or movement within a packaging operation.
Converters of wine labels took 10 out of the 53 annual awards presented by TLMI. Wineries, designers want labels they feel re
Feature Article
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Wine labels drink up awards

Recent competition honors labels used by wineries that realize the importance of presenting an appealing package to the consumer.
The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
Feature Article
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
Controls Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Auger filler

The servo-driven 1100DAB auger filler from GEI Intl. (Exton, PA) uses a bulk-and-trim filling method to hold fill weights to within ±0.25% of the target.
Materials Product Brief
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive applicator

Feeding up to six gun modules without hoses, Nordson's (Duluth, GA) TG09 adhesive applicator sustains melt temperature and pressure for even and precise glue placement and cutoff, according to manufacturer.
Controls Product Brief
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Profile Packaging, Inc: F/f/s with servo motors

Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) now employs ServoSmart(TM) technology that uses servo motors to increase efficiency on Laudenberg FBM stand-up pouch machines, both in simplex and duplex models.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Packaging Products Corp. (Mission, KS) has announced the pending acquistions of Flex-Pak, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA) and Atlanta Film Converting Co.
Controls Product Brief
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Multivac Inc: Form/fill/seal system

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) Model R-330 vacuum packaging machine can accommodate two complete die sets mounted on the machine, with the changeover between them being as simple as selecting the desired, pre-programmed set.
Controls Product Brief
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Cintex of America, Inc: Control/data collection

Management Information And Control System (MIACS) Software from Cintex (Kenosha, WI) is a PC-based network software package that stores an unlimited number of menus.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Fort Dearborn Co.'s (Elk Grove, IL) Flexible Packaging Div. plans to double the size of its printing facility to 56ꯠ sq'. The additional space will house three new 10-color flexographic printing presses, two new slitter/rewinders and new PVC/PETG seaming equipment.
Materials Product Brief
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Union Camp Graphics Group: White paper

Union Camp Graphics Group (Norcross, GA) has released a white paper outlining production and operational issues that must be considered if a packager converts from folding carton to Microlite® micro-corrugated containers.
Materials Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Vertical f/f/s machine

Suitable for candy, snack and bakery applications, the SVE 2510 vertical f/f/s machine from Robert Bosch (Bridgman, MI) offers continuous-motion production of pillow pouches or gussetted or stand-up bags.
Machine Product Brief
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Oystar Jones: Horizontal cartoner

Operating at speeds to 200 cartons/min, the Hunter horizontal cartoner is new from R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH). The rotary carton feeder permits 20-min changeover, with minimal tools.

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