Machinery

Materials Product Brief
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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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Case sealer brochure

This four-page brochure focuses on Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) 350 Series of case sealers. It lists features and specifications, optional accessories, and dimensions for case-size ranges.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
News
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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).
Controls Product Brief
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Roll-fed labeler

Sasib Food and Beverage North America (Charleston, SC) has developed a high-speed, roll-fed labeling machine capable of handling a variety of flexible or rigid containers at speeds to 1걄/min.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Cups are denested and sent into the packaging line by two rotary cup feeders, each of which holds 20 stacks of 50 nested cups.
Feature Article
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The king of cups

Start-up company Dr. McDougall's Right Foods had lofty targets for packaging speed and accuracy. So it invested heavily in sophisticated packaging equipment before it even had a product ready for the marketplace.
Mebane Packaging Group?s new eight-station ultraviolet flexo press (above right) produces near-offset quality reproduction for a
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UV flexo technology provides economic relief

Narrow-web UV flexo press allows folding carton converter Mebane Packaging to reduce costs, while it increases flexibility for Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

ID Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) has developed a label printer/applicator with an environmental closure that isolates the printer from contaminants and debris present in harsh production environments.
Feature Article
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Chairman of the printed board (sidebar)

Corrugated imitates plywood
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New level of packaging technology reaches Jim Beam (sidebar)

Licking a condensation problem
News
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FDA Web updates

The Food and Drug Administration is making it easier to keep track of labeling changes for drugs by listing these changes on its MedWatch web site: http://www.
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Hershey's dinosaur holograms roam the market

Coinciding with the May release of the movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park(TM)," Hershey, PA-based Hershey Foods launched its first holographic package.
Tom Connelly (above) stands on a catwalk over the discharge station of the #10 press as four-color process-printed watermelon bi
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Chairman of the printed board

Connelly Containers has what it believes is the largest flexo/folder/gluer/stitcher in the world. Four-color process printing can be done directly on triple-wall corrugated board.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

B&H Labeling Systems (Ceres, CA) opened a branch office in Querétaro, Mexico.

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