Machinery

Materials Product Brief
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Bulk bag filler

A new bulk bag filler from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) offers a variety of performance enhancements, including a material delivery system that can be integrated with processing equipment or bulk storage vessels.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Electronic Liquid Fillers (LaPorte, IN) was acquired by BancAmerica Equity Partners (Chicago, IL) and The Saranow Group (Deerfield, IL). The company is now called ELF Machinery, LLC.
Sold to school foodservice programs in five states, these fresh apples in MAP pouches are a big hit with students
Feature Article
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Apple and tortilla packs break the foodservice routine

Fresh, sliced apples for school foodservice customers and tortillas for hotel and restaurant kitchens both come in packages that look like they were lifted from a retail setting.
News
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Country-of-origin labeling won't address food safety, Congress told

In response to a recent rash of foodborne illness, one of the issues being studied by a congressional committee are the merits of additional country-of-origin labeling on imported food products.
Machine Product Brief
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Willett America Inc: Continuous ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Fort Worth, TX) 900 Z Series high-resolution ink-jet printhead integrates the ink and electronics systems into one unit. Designed for side-coding, it mounts onto conveyors where space is limited.
Materials Product Brief
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Modular Packaging Systems, Inc: Tube filler

The Kugler K 360 tube filler from Modular Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) fills up to 106 tubes/min. Changeover from laminate to metal tubes can be handled without tools, using a single push-button switch.
Materials Product Brief
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Form/fill/seal system

Action Packaging Automation's (Roosevelt, NJ) Autopouch Model 614 is a compact system that can apply zippers to film. Creates pouches up to 6" x 14" using a variety of rollstock materials.
News
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New label takes bottle from nostalgic to novel

Briar's U.S.A., the South Brunswick, NJ-based maker of old-fashioned, alternative sodas, has given its 12-oz glass bottle a contemporary makeover with a label redesign.
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Metric-only labeling delayed

A "significant breakthrough" has been reported in negotiations between the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Commission to delay implementation of Metric 2000, a European directive requiring metric-only labeling on products sold in Europe by the year 2000.
Materials Product Brief
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Union Camp Graphics Group: Micro-corrugated packaging

An eight-page literature package outlining the advantages of converting from a folding carton/master case packaging system to a Microlite micro-corrugated system is now available from Union Camp Graphics Group (Norcross, GA).
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Color brochure

A four-page color brochure describing Slautterback Corp.'s (Monterey, CA) line of hot melt adhesive extrusion nozzles is now available. It has information on single- and multi-orifice nozzles for de-positing adhesive patterns in a variety of cartoning and packaging applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Tray packer

The high-speed TP-50 tray packer from Kayat Eng. (Edgewater, FL) collates and packs bottles, jars, cans and tapered tubs at speeds to 65 trays/min.
Materials Product Brief
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H.B. Fuller : Adhesives maintenance log

A hanging log offered by H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) hangs right on adhesive application equipment for easy recording of settings for ad-hesives pots, hoses, heads and line pressures.
Feature Article
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Future shock (sidebar)

Blue-sky packaging ideas
Feature Article
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Catalog cites package decorating source books

Jelmar Publishing Co. (Plainview, NY) has a 16-page catalog that lists 32 books and studies that focus on packaging and package printing. Seven new books are listed in the two-color catalog.
Materials Product Brief
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Industrial bin

As an alternative to corrugated and collapsible boxes, Remcon Plastics (Reading, PA) presents its NL 48 bins for general industrial material handling needs.
Machine Product Brief
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Streamfeeder: Friction feeder

The ST 1250 Universal Friction Feeder(TM) from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) is "IQuipped(TM)" with an integrated on-board controller that allows maximum flexibility and integration ease.
Feature Article
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Pouched beverages pour into global markets (sidebar)

While it contains no liquid, Quaker Oats' new "dual pack" for its 100% Natural Granola is bound to make waves in the cold cereal category.

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