Chicago-based Quaker Oats and Graham Packaging of York, PA, have announced plans to establish a plant-within-a-plant to blow mold hot-fillable polyethylene terephthalate bottles for Gatorade® Thirst Quencher.
The LP2100 stretch wrapper from Cousins Packaging (Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) wraps loads up to 4ꯠ lb at a rate of up to 15 rpm. Rapid Thread Door simplifies film loading and extremely low turntable (21/4" off the ground) means only a short ramp taking up very little floor space is required for loading product.
The continuous-motion vertical flip-top cartoning system from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) operates at speeds as fast as 500/min. Cartoner can interface with volumetric fillers, computer scales or slat counters and is recommended for use in packaging pharmaceuticals and food products in flip-top cartons.
Diagraph Corp. (St. Louis, MO) introduces the automatic LA/1000 labeler, an accurate, moderate-speed system built for industrial environments. Its wipe-on applicator is available with a brush or roller.
New tangential-infeed rotary capper from U.S. Bottlers (Charlotte, NC) has 24 heads for speeds to 700 bpm. Accepts containers at the capping head from the infeed screw for immediate cap application to eliminate brim spilling.
The 5-gal water bottling equipment from Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has been certified by NSF. Using a bacteriological swab test, Portola's washers were tested to NSF standard 3 for sanitization efficacy using ozone as a disinfectant.
Labeling equipment by Newman (Belle Mead, NJ) provides pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers with complete installation qualification and operational qualification documentation to meet fast-to-market production objectives.
Model MW-16 is a continuous, non-porous conveyor belt from All-Fill (Exton, PA). Its maximum 80/min operating speed works for medium-sized cases, corrugated boxes, bulk-bagged product and other containers.
Avery Dennison (Pasadena, CA) offers the Fasson® Metallized BOPP labeling material with repositionable/permanent adhesive. Featuring a mirror-like image, the label uses a 2-mil, biaxially oriented PP facestock.