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Small package poses big challenge

Ecoly Intl. was in a sticky situation. The company needed to downsize its 10-oz Oak Tree Finishing Aerated Hairspray into a 1.7-oz version for use in a travel kit, without losing rich package graphics and extensive copy.
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Garvey Corporation: Carton stand-up device

Model 21 Carton Stand-up Device from Garvey (Blue Anchor, NJ) continuously reorients cartons or cases exiting a horizontal cartoner. Offering completely variable speed, it runs from 20- to 300-plus cartons/min.
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: Case sealer

The LD-7 case sealer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA) combines easy operation with washdown capability, according to the manufacturer. Stainless-steel construction and a washdown-duty-rated GE motor are coupled with NEMA 4 or 12 electrical components and tape cartridges designed for easy threading, including a cartridge that tips back for tape adjustments.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) and RDJ Holdings (Massillon, OH) have completed the formation of their previously announced joint venture, CorrChoice (Massillon, OH).
The ink-jet code applied in-line (below and inset) to the shoulder of milk jugs makes it easy for retail store employees and con
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Meadow Gold milks coding machinery

It wasn't too long ago that a one-line, 12-digit code was all that Southern Foods was able to hot-stamp onto its one-gal, high-density polyethylene jugs of Meadow Gold-brand milk.
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Greydon Inc: Flexo printer

The Black Max Printer (BMP) 430/560 flexographic rotary printer from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) can be retrofitted for integration with any brand of horizontal f/f/s machinery.
To attract and keep talent like Herman Poon, vice president of business development, bottled water startup Natural Glacial Water
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Creative compensation keeps packaging people

To attract good packaging people, companies must pay top wages without leaving behind existing packaging employees. Alternative compensation practices can also help.by David Newcorn, Senior Editor
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Kalish, a member of DT Industries Packaging Group: Spindle capper

Kalish's (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Supercap DL caps bottles as tall as 10" with closures ranging in size from 20 to 100 mm. To accommodate varying container heights, the adjustment is motorized, requiring no tools.
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All-Fill Inc: Powder filling system

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) automatic powder filling system runs at speeds from 35 to 80 cpm on rigid container filling lines. A checkweigher directs filling heads to increase or decrease fill amount.
Controls Product Brief
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Pressure-sensitive labeler

EPI's (New Freedom, PA) Flex-Pac Labeler(TM) is designed to integrate with Sandiacre packaging equipment used widely in the frozen food, produce and candy markets.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch (sidebar)

Putting the wraps on A-B's lines
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American-Newlong, Inc: Two-up bulk bagger

New automatic Model 3CM-PD bagger from American-Newlong (Indianapolis, IN) features two fill spouts for two-up filling. Each bag feeding, clamping and filling unit works in-line with one filled-bag closing unit with a capacity of 1꼀 bags/hr.
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lpha gear drives, Inc: High-speed gear reducer

Alpha Gear Drives (Elk Grove Village, IL) has introduced its SP high-speed gear reducer. Designed specifically to improve continuous-duty servo motor performance for high-speed continuous applications such as packaging, converting and printing.
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IMAR, Inc: Pouch packager

The Megapack MSV-409 servomotor-driven pouch packaging machine from IMAR (Miami, FL) has nine lanes for packaging a variety of free-flowing and non-flowing powders and liquids, as well as small rigid products.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch

From depalletizing to shipping, nearly identical packaging equipment on two new lines boosts efficiency at the brewer's Houston, TX, plant.
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Advance Lifts, Inc: Turntable stretch wrapper

A new variable-speed powered turntable stretch wrapper from Advance Lifts (St. Charles, IL) comes with a ramp, making the wrapper easy to load from either hand pallet trucks or forklifts.
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Kodak shoots for better labels

Kodak's Health Imaging facility in Windsor, CO, switched suppliers of thermal-transfer print ribbons primarily to gain greater print consistency and clarity on its labels.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

H.B. Fuller (St. Paul, MN): Gerald K. McGinty, vp/global manager, packaging/converting business unit.

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