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Glutamate labeling?

FDA's proposal to require new labeling declarations about the free glutamate content of foods is "scientifically unwarranted," the American Frozen Foods Institute told the agency.
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Quick-change feature

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) ChaseLock(TM) instant-release, vial-and-stopper feeder bowl-and-track system is now available on the company's FS Series of filling and stopper insertion machines.
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Case packer for pouches

The Efficia 100 case packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is designed to pack a wide variety of individually pouched products such as coffee, iced tea and cereal into a case.
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Electric stapler

Model SJM-1 Little Giant Electric Stapler from Staplex (Brooklyn, NY) is designed to staple header cards, clamshells, blisterpacks, and display cards.
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Breathable can for Gloria Jean's coffees

For gift packs, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees of Castroville, CA, has switched from steel cans containing 1.75 oz of ground coffee to 4-oz foil/paperboard canisters.
A prewrapped lamp base is lowered into the lower base layer of Enviromold within a carton
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'Green' lights for Cambridge

This lighting and accessory manufacturer switched from paper-based void fill to a biodegradable mold-in-place system that sheds light on productivity and environmental issues.
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Carton sealing

The D4140ABF Safety Soft Touch is a new carton sealing tape dispenser from Nifty Products (Old Bridge, NJ). This hand-held dispenser uses a retractable blade that is only exposed when the wipe-down flap is pushed back.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

Packaging Automation (Eagan, MN) has introduced the PAC 2020, an economic vertical form/fill/seal machine designed to accommodate a range of bag sizes and materials.
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Unit-dose splitter

The HUD (hospital unit-dose) Splitter from Sepha (Irvine, CA) is designed to cut hospital unit-dose blister packs into single packs without affecting the seal or product identification information.
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Country of origin

Congress is getting into the act over whether or not to require country-of-origin labeling on packaging. Rep. Sonny Bono (R-CA) introduced a bill mandating country of origin labeling for produce at the retail level, while Sen.
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Hand-load cartoner

Adco's (Sanger, CA) new hand-load cartoner is designed to erect, close and seal cartons containing stacks of paper or other flat stackable items at speeds to 30 cartons/min.
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Vegatronic® CM 400 is a continuous-film-motion vertical form/fill/ seal machine from Ilapak (Newtown, PA). Film tracking capabilities permit fin seals as small as 1/8" at speeds to 190 bags/min.
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Blister packaging machine

An operational Model 4SC69 four-station blister packaging machine will be on display at Alloyd (DeKalb, IL). This automatic rotary heat-sealing machine is designed for space efficiency and reliability, and it reaches speeds to 20 cycles/min.
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Dietary supplement labeling moves forward

Health claims on dietary supplement labels should continue to be approved the same way as for conventional foods, according to a draft report issued by the President's Commission on dietary supplement labeling.
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Flow wrappers

The Flowtronic 120SE from GEI Autowrappers (Wayne, PA) is capable of reaching speeds to 400 packs/min. Specifications for up to 20 different products can be retrieved with push-button control.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Rothschilds (London, England), on behalf of Valmet Converting PLC (Helsinki, Finland), will offer £86 million in cash for Atlas Converting Equipment (Bedford, England).
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Biodegradable polyester

DuPont Films (Wilmington, DE) has introduced a hydro/biodegradable polyester that is said to decompose without harm to the soil or environment. A modified PET polymer, Biomax can be made into fibers, films or resins, and has a melting point of around 200°C.
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Vertical f/f/s system

A new vertical form/fill/seal system from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) reaches speeds to 60 packages/ min using low-cost, center-folded rollstock.

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