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Case sealer

The Model N416 adjustable case sealer from R.A. Pearson (Spokane, WA) uses 2"-wide p-s tape or hot melt adhesive to seal top flaps of cases. Depending on case size--which can be changed without tools in less than 5 min--the machine seals up to 20 cases/min.
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Chuy's preps pouches for sauces

Plastic pouches enable Chuy's restaurants to store, cool and reheat fresh sauces for on-demand use at each outlet. Easier handling and improved food safety also benefit this Texas restaurant group.
Materials Product Brief
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Lantech Inc: Palletizer/stretch wrapper

Lantech's (Louisville, KY) Q-Pal integrates palletizing and stretchwrapping operations into one machine with a footprint as small as 297 sq'.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Uniloy Milacron (Manchester, MI): Dewey Rainville, injection blow molding consultant.
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In brief

New FDA Administrator Dr. Jane Henney is being urged by leading food industry groups to see that food issues are given sufficient attention. Issues needing resolution include irradiation, national uniformity in food regulations and labeling, regulation of functional foods, and other labeling reforms...Manufacturers of hearing aids seeking to add a claim for performance in noisy environments to the package labeling are no longer required by FDA, in most cases, to submit a new 510(k) premarket notification.
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Supplier news: International agreements

MG America (Fairfield, NJ) has signed an agreement to exclusively distribute a complete line of high-speed filling, stoppering and capping machines from M.A.R.
Machine Product Brief
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Standard-Knapp: Case packer

The Versatron Servo Case Packer from Standard-Knapp (Portland, CT) runs product made from glass, PET, HDPE, paperboard, aluminum or steel at 45 cases/min.
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MAP pack for fresh red meat and sauce

The Tesco chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom is testing a new twist on fresh red meat in modified-atmosphere packs. It's a line of refrigerated "pan fry or grill" cuts, including pork, beef and lamb, that come with a complementary sauce.
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Mrs. Butterworth's speaks to kids

Packaging for Mrs. Butterworth's new line of kid-friendly syrups includes a polypropylene bottle, a drip-proof spout, a smaller, easy-to-hold 18-oz size and a jazzy label.
Machine Product Brief
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Label-Aire: Pail labeler

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) pail labeler, with a Zebra Z-223 thermal-transfer printer and a patented tamp-blow applicator, prints and ap-plies 11.5"x7" p-s vinyl labels to empty, unlidded 5-gal containers.
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Supplier news: International agreements

FMC FoodTech's(Homer City, PA) Food Systems and Handling Div. has entered into an agreement with Yamato Scale Co. (Akashi, Japan) to distribute Yamato's Dataweigh Sigma series computer combination weigh scales in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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Package permits expanded market reach

New equipment producing a new package means longer shelf life and broader distribution of snack-sized donuts for Carolina Foods.
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New Anew comes in PET

In adding Anew Day Force, an advanced "vertical lifting lotion," to its premium line of Anew skin-care products, New York-based Avon could have specified a glass jar similar to the one used for Anew Night Force lotion.
Materials Product Brief
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Quadrel Labeling Systems: In-line labeler

The Premier® in-line labeling system from Quadrel (Mentor, OH) applies paper or "no-label look" p-s film labels to oval, rectangular or cylindrical containers at speeds to 400/min.
Materials Product Brief
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DuPont Packaging: Liner sealants

A new family of Surlyn® liner sealants from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is for dry snack food packaging films. The sealant, which is available in seven different grades, is targeted for use in coextruded films for vertical and horizontal f/f/s applications.
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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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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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.

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