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Gilette body wash hopes to hook consumers

A free-spinning hook is a central feature of Gillette's new body wash package, designed with assistance from Desgrippes Gobé & Associates (New York, NY).
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.
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Machine vision system

The SmartImage Sensor from DVT (Norcross, GA) inspects for presence/absence, orientation, position and size. FrameWork 1.2, a Windows®-based software user interface, allows subpixel measurement and math computation skills.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

GEI Mateer Burt, Inc. (Wayne, PA) began manufacturing the PPM line of p-s labelers, which was formerly manufactured by GEI Ashford in the U.K.
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Blister forming/cartoning

The Compacker 1200-Pacliner 3000 (CP1200-P3000) from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) is designed for high-production blister packaging operations requiring no-tool changeover.
The 40-valve gravity/vacuum filler selected by Jim Beam minimizes product foaming to permit filling speeds of 180 bottles/min. T
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam

Managers at Jim Beam's Clermont, KY, plant began with a filler/capper monoblock to build its modernized 1.75-L glass line for spirits. New techniques for inspection and conveying will enable line to handle future needs.
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Rotary leak tester

The Wilcomat K-F is a non-destructive rotary leak tester from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) capable of testing leak and seal integrity of shelf-stable flexible pouches.
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
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Multipack cartoner

Model TC-60ST multipack cartoner is an intermittent-motion cartoner from Tisma Machinery (Elk Grove Village, IL) designed for pouched, bagged, wrapped, cartoned and blister-packed products.
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Intermittent-motion cartoner

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) has redesigned its (IMS) Intermittent-Motion Servo-Driven cartoner for cartoning multiple-product units. It can load a variety of products into display or point-of-purchase cartons, or shippers or overpack cartons at speeds to 100 cartons/min.
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Labeling settlement

Honey Baked Hams, Inc. of Irvine, CA, agreed to change its package labeling as part of a negotiated settlement of a civil suit arising from a complaint by the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health.
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Plastic belt conveyor

The Model CCEZ is a horizontal plastic belt conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) designed to accumulate packs of canned beverages in high-speed, high-volume environments.
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Iron supplement regs

An informative packet from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) is designed to help manufacturers of iron-containing supplements comply with the new FDA regulations that require unit-dose packaging to prevent accidental ingestion by children.
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Carton sealing tape

Sekisui TA (Garden Grove, CA) has introduced STA 1160 Economy Carton Sealing Tape. The 1.6-mil tape comprises 0.9-mil BOPP and 0.7-mil water-based acrylic adhesive.
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
Sleek, inverted PVC bottles (left) for private-label shampoos and moisturizers won the gold award. Silver went to a tube with a
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In the eye of the beholder

Good looks and marketing muscle characterize this year's cosmetics and personal care winners in NACD's annual packaging competition.
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Auger filler

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery's (Sturtevant, WI) new 2000L auger filler meets economy auger filling applications while offering the precision control of a direct-drive system.
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Servo drive

Indramat's (Hoffman Estates, IL) new Sercos fiber-optic interface version of the Ecodrive digital servo drive economically integrates motion control functions, amplifier, power supply and axis I/O functions in a single unit.

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