Machinery

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The Woodman Co.: Bag sealer

The new air-cooled bag-sealing system from The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA) complements the manufacturer's Quasar and Polaris bagmakers. System runs both LDPE and conventional films.
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Beam it down...in size

FDA now says 'irradiation' disclosure on food labels doesn't have to be a 'warning label.' Still, the food industry hopes for more concessions from the Food Safety & Inspection Service.
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Controls for a complex system

The entire operation of the MS700 bowl filling/lidding system running at Sanfilippo is tightly controlled by a SLC 504 programmable logic controller from Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI).
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Organic labeling

USDA is expected to issue a second draft of its organic labeling regulations by the end of the year. Bowing to pressure from the organics industry, the latest draft will include a stricter definition of what can be labeled organic.
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BASF Corp.: General purpose PS

BASF's Polystyrene Business Group (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced 166H, a new high-molecular weight, general-purpose PS suitable for blending with HIPS and clear SBS block copolymers.
Controls Product Brief
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North American Automation: Buffer-feeder system

Rotzinger's Mold-to-Wrap confectionery handling system for misshapen molded products, such as chocolate candies, will be on display through North American Automation (Glen Ellyn, IL).
Materials Product Brief
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Windmoeller & Hoelscher: Bag machine

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) AD® CONVERTEX produces block-bottom valve bags made of woven plastic fabric without adhesives for use in packaging petrochemical, agricultural and building materials.
Materials Product Brief
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Container Mfg.: Container Mfg.: Container Mfg.: Multi-layer cap liner

A new coextruded cap liner from Tri-Seal Intl. (Blauvelt, NY) is now being used on the angled pour spout of the plastic measuring and dispensing containers from Container Mfg.
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New egg labeling

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has decreed that as of August 1999 egg cartons must bear a label indicating that eggs must be refrigerated and that uncracked, uncooked eggs must be kept at a temperature of 45°F while being processed and shipped to consumers.
Materials Product Brief
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Batching Systems: Batching Systems: Batching Systems: Flexible screw conveyor

A new six-page pocket folder from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) details flexible screw conveyors, automatic conveying systems, weigh batching systems and volumetric feeding systems for powder and bulk solid materials.
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Food claims at risk, too?

A leading expert on food labeling says FDA's position on dietary supplement labeling is likely to mean food manufacturers also will face closer scrutiny of their claims.
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Jar line is a royal flush (sidebar)

Drop packer provides smooth operation
Controls Product Brief
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Krones, Inc: Bottle-plate technology

A servo-controlled bottle-plate technology is available on Krones' (Franklin, WI) cold-glue and p-s labelers. Replacing traditionally engineered cams, the technology allows between 16 and 64 programs to be stored.
Machine Product Brief
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Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems (Printer Div.): Security labeling

Avery Dennison's (Philadelphia, PA) new EAS-720 prints and applies labels with electronic article surveillance circuitry to various packages and cartons.
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Herbal labeling?

In a late September meeting, there remained disagreement between the herbal remedy industry and regulators over what types of claims should be allowed on herbal remedies.
Materials Product Brief
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Burrows Paper Corp.: New logo design

Burrows Paper Corp.'s (Franklin, OH) Corroc Div. introduces a new logo design for F-flute corrugated sheets with burst strengths from 125# to 175# test.
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
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Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Capitalizing on multiple locations

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