Machinery

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Enercon Industries Corp.: Induction sealer

The new Auto Jr. from Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) is a semi-automatic induction sealer suitable for low-volume or test-facility applications.
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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.
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): John Matusinec, turnkey/systems sales group mgr.; Dan Schauer, labeler sales supervisor.
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Are packagers ready to invest in metal's best and brightest?

Packaging managers looking for innovations can be forgiven for focusing most of their attention on the flexible packaging and rigid plastic container fields.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.
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Codex divided on biotech labeling

The Codex Committee on Food Labeling appears divided over which biotech food labeling recommendations to adopt. It is choosing whether to emulate the U.S.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SRC Vision (Medford, OR) has signed a representation agreement with FMC Corp., Food Systems and Handling Div. (Homer City, PA). The business relationship provides for FMC to represent SRC's line of machine vision systems to the food industry.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.
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Egg carton labeling

As part of a new initiative to ensure the food safety of fresh eggs, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed to require safe handling labels on egg cartons.
Sold to school foodservice programs in five states, these fresh apples in MAP pouches are a big hit with students
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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.
Parts room manager Jim Ryder uses a parts pick list to gather a starwheel for a rotary labeler for a Line 24 changeover
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Parts organization speeds changeovers
Drums of Witco?s products are often stored outside (left),where labels are exposed to weather elements and the bleaching effe
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Witco leaves lasting impression on containers

Chemical producer shifts to thermal-transfer-printed labels for drums often stored outside. Copy required by regulations is legible longer. Computer software makes labels much easier to create, too.

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