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Key Automation: Pouch cartoner

Key Automation's (Eagan, MN) Model CCL pouch collation and display cartoning system operates at a rate faster than 1ꯠ ppm with 8 to 35 pouches per lane.
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Schroeder Machines: Case packer

The Quadnumatic® Model 2500 case packer from Schroeder (E. Syracuse, NY) automatically collates products and loads and seals cases at speeds to 12/min.
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Dissimilar packs share honors

A powder medication inhaler and unusual bags for an ice melter and for pet food earn recognition at DuPont's 12th awards competition.
Galderma?s MetroCream is now available in a reclosable clamshell package so patients can test at the doctor?s office and reclos
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An open-and-shut case for reclosability

Pharmaceutical company Galderma Laboratories switches to a reclosable clamshell for its sample size of prescription topical medicines that's 35% cheaper than before.
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Quaker, Graham announce plant-within-a-plant

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.
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Inline Filling Systems Inc: Capping machine

Inline Filling's (Venice, FL) Computorque Capping Machine uses two counter-rotating tightening belts on either side of the cap to reduce downtime and replacement costs.
Materials Product Brief
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Cousins Packaging Inc: Stretch wrapper

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.
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TMC: Vertical cartoning

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.
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Aseptic PE/EVOH/PE bottles hold shelf-stable infant formula

Infant formula isn't a category where you normally find a lot of packaging innovation. But this summer has brought us two interesting packaging advances in the "mother's milk" replacement business.
Materials Product Brief
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Industrial labeler

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.
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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U.S. Bottlers Machinery Company: High-speed rotary capper

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.
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Nordson Corporation: Adhesive applicators

The compact Series E-350 electric adhesive guns from Nordson (Duluth, GA) close 1" centerlines to handle the hot melt pattern requirements of case sealing and cartoning.
At Kraft Foods? Tarrytown, NY, development laboratories, co-op students work side-by-side with experienced professionals like Ri
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Career fairs: How some companies 'precruit'

Many companies look for packaging professionals at schools with packaging curricula, and some successful companies begin the process before students even graduate.
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Portola Packaging, Inc: Certified bottling equipment

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.
Controls Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical labeler

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.
Materials Product Brief
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All-Fill Inc: Checkweigher

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.
Materials Product Brief
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Metallized BOPP label

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.

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