Machinery

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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.
Machine Product Brief
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GEI Intl. Inc: Print/apply labeler

GEI International (Exton, PA) introduces the PPM Model 68 print/apply labeler, able to apply p-s labels to top, bottom, side or front and adjacent panel of most cases.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dorner Mfg. (Hartland, WI) has announced the formation of two separate divisions. The company will manufacture and market its complete line of low-profile conveyors through its new Standard Products Div., while the new Systems Div.
With its new checkweighing prowess, Tropical Cheese now checks each vacuum-packed cheese pack, such as those shown here. In all,
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'Combo' pack puts Tropical Cheese at ease

Checkweigher and metal detector combine to reduce giveaway and help enhance quality control for this maker of natural cheeses marketed to retail and foodservice accounts.
Controls Product Brief
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T-Tek Material Handling, Inc: Controls/integration services

T-Tek Material Handling (Montgomery, AL) provides controls and integration services for palletizers, conveyors and other materials handling and hydraulic equipment.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Transilwrap of Canada, Ltd. (Toronto, Canada) has begun converting and distributing cellophane from UCB Films (Wigton, Cumbria, U.K.).
Black-suited bodyguards (left) are a highly visible component in Karlsberg?s efforts to promote its 12;2-L plastic bottle. Poin
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Brewers pouring into plastic

Brewers around the world have been on the fence about plastic bottles. Suddenly they're commercializing a variety of plastic barrier structures.
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In brief

A new Congress means another attempt by the food industry to enact the National Uniformity for Food Act, legislation establishing, among other things, a uniform system of labeling requirements...USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will postpone eliminating face-to-face meetings to approve labels, as planned.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Packaging Concepts + Design (Madison Heights, MI); Huntsman Packaging (Salt Lake City, UT) for its Dalton, GA, facility; CCL Container (Rosemont, IL) for its Hermitage, PA, aerosol facility (formerly Advanced Monobloc).
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Irradiation labeling

FDA is taking too long to issue its final changes in labeling requirements for irradiated foods, complained the National Food Processors Assn. (NFPA) in testimony before the House Commerce Committee in October.
The Ernest & Julio brand takes an hourglass shape in two sizes (right). For Gossamer Bay (below left) only the 1.5-L bottle has
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Gallo gets shapely

Two new bottle shapes from Ernest & Julio Gallo of Modesto, CA, are shaking things up in the retail wine rack. The brands involved are Gossamer Bay and Ernest & Julio Gallo.
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Clarification

Omitted in the October story on Natural Glacial Waters, p. 34, was Priority One Packaging (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Priority One engineered the line layout and integration and supplied conveyors and an accumulation table on the line.
Variable information is printed as needed by the thermal-transfer printer (above). Charlap?s uses one size label for quarts and
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Ice cream maker melts label inventory

Nutrition labeling requirements threatened to throw a real wrench in the works at one family-owned dairy. Thermal-transfer printing on-site was the answer.
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Labeling foods of the future

"Functional" foods are poised to become the hottest trend in food marketing, but labeling remains an unresolved issue. The Food and Drug Administration says it is working on regulations for these loosely defined products that claim to offer a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, but offers no timetable.

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