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Conveyor Systems, Inc: Modular conveyors

From Quickdraw Conveyor Systems (Burnsville, MN) comes conveyors designed for handling disk drive components and semiconductor wafers. The MR Series accumulating conveyors have independent verification of their cleanliness along with slip-driven rollers attached to aluminum support rails that produce smooth, quiet conveyor movement with minimal power requirements.
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Future shock (sidebar)

Controlling the future of packaging
A stand-up pouch with a pour spout is expected to help Nu Skin?s SportaGEL energy gel stand apart from the competition when it?s
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets

A stand-up, spouted pouch for an energy gel filled in the U.S. and sold in Japan, a first-of-its-kind milk pouch in Germany, and a stand-up frozen fruit pouch MAP-packed in Costa Rica illustrate the global power of the pouch.
Materials Product Brief
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Orion Packaging Systems: Stretch wrapper leasing

Orion Packaging Systems (Memphis, TN) is now offering a leasing program that gives manufacturers an alternative to purchasing packaging equipment. The program is called Orion Financial Services and is fully deductible as a business expense.
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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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Supplier news: Achievements

Westvaco's (New York, NY) Dr. Richard E. Nordgren won the George Olmsted Award from the American Forest and Paper Assn. for developing an improved register controller for high-speed converting equipment.
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt data sheet

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) is offering a full-color data sheet describing its new HD1 Head Driver designed to enhance electric head-valve performance in a hot melt adhesive applicator system.
Materials Product Brief
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Net-weigh filling machines

Fill-Weigh (Plainfield, IL) has introduced a portable two-head net-weigh filling machine for jugs and pails of liquid products of varying viscosities.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Russell-Stanley (Red Bank, NJ) will open a combination plastic drum blow-molding/recycling plant in Allentown, PA.
Blister packs and lidded cups are two prominent techniques for providing single-dose packs of medication. A worker at Packaging
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Federal 'medicine' for drug errors may be hard to swallow

Agencies are now considering requirements for unit-dose packaging and bar coding of containers to reduce the potential for medication errors.
Machine Product Brief
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Off-line case feeder

The TR-1000 off-line case feeder from Certified Machinery (Lawrenceville, NJ) is specifically designed for use in conjunction with ink-jet printers, labelers, print/apply systems and verification equipment.
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Unitrak Corp.: Case packer

The Efficia 300 Layer Packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) provides a fast and efficient way to automatically layer and fill cases of pouched products.
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Federal funding fears

The National Food Processors Assn. worries that the approval of new and safer anti-microbial sterilants for food packaging and revision of irradiation disclosure labeling requirements could be in funding jeopardy.
PET bottles are used to emulate the look of glass in Sebastian?s Total Indulgence9; line of body care products (left). It was
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Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition

The 35th annual NACD awards competition attracted more than its share of entries in the cosmetics category, including the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show winner.
Machine Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt applicator

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) has introduced the JR-5 hot melt adhesive applicator. It is a manually operated, self-contained system consisting of a melt unit and the LF Handgun attached to an electronically heated hose.
Supplier News
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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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New York Nails struts with style in aluminum container

A two-piece brushed aluminum container spurs sales of a new nail-care kit sold to professional beauty salons.

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