Machinery

Materials Product Brief
|

Sealing system

A new sealing system from TPA-Voneiff/Gibson (Baltimore, MD) has two film feeds and a side-sealing mechanism that can be used to shrink wrap or sleeve wrap product at speeds to 120'/min.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
44 Best Package Designs: 2015
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.
Controls Product Brief
|

Ultrasonic valve bag sealer

The new Bemis (Minneapolis, MN) ultrasonic valve bag sealer seals bags containing dusty, powdery and free-flowing products at speeds to 5 bags/min.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

The operations of Black Clawson-SANO (Amelia, OH) will be transferred to the Black Clawson Converting Machine Corp. (Fulton, NY).
Materials Product Brief
|

Labeling system

The LabelShot(TM) is a new labeling system from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT). It consists of a stand-alone thermal-transfer printer and a label applicator.
Materials Product Brief
|

Vertical form/fill/seal

The Vegatronic is Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) new automatic vf/f/s system that permits quick changeover from standard pillow-style to zipper packs. Handle adjustments, rather than tools, allow 90° rotation of jaws.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Mead Containerboard (Atlanta, GA): Kenneth F. Hanway, vp, converting operations.
Controls Product Brief
|

Proximity sensor

The WTR photoelectric proximity sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) is specifically designed for accumulation, loading and unloading applications on roller conveyors.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

HK Systems (New Berlin, WI): D. J. "Jim" Pratt, vp, von Gal® palletizer operations.
Materials Product Brief
|

Labeling brochure

"Creative Labeling Concepts" is a full-color brochure from Topflight (York, PA). It incorporates the latest global technologies for creating primary labels and offers "concepts" for exploiting the full potential of p-s adhesive technologies.
Potato chips are vibrated into a central distribution cone (left). Chips are dispersed among 16 scale hoppers around this cone b
Feature Article
|

El Jawhara bags snacks in burgeoning Egyptian market

Bagging equipment helps El Jawhara develop a strong presence in Egypt's rapidly growing snack food market. The equipment is expected to provide a three- to four-year payback by economically producing high volumes of bagged snacks.
J.R. Simplot?s Martin Greenbank (below left) and distributor representative Bob Scott make an adjustment to the checkweigher con
Feature Article
|

J.R. Simplot weighs accuracy's advantages

Checkweighers improve accuracy by 75% on cases containing bagged frozen french fries for foodservice.
Supplier News
|

Supplier news: International agreements

Stork Bepak B.V., Stork Biviator B.V., and Stork Conveyor Systems B.V. have merged to form Stork BP&L B.V. (Raamsdonksveer, The Netherlands)
News
|

Conflicting standards

A proposed effort to develop an international labeling system for all chemicals and mixtures could result in mandatory relabeling of U.S. food products containing safe levels of pesticide residues or food additives.
Chart 4
Feature Article
|

Machine technology that slashes changeover

In this second report from our survey of changeover trends, readers describe how new equipment technology like control programming and tool-free adjustments helps them attack downtime.
Materials Product Brief
|

P-s labeler

Accraply's (Hopkins, MN) Model 935PW is a new labeler designed to apply paper, film, or thin-film p-s labels to rectangular and cylindrical containers used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Feature Article
|

J.R. Simplot weighs accuracy's advantages

Revamped lines and switch to bags trigger savings
News
|

FDA proposes OTC drug label overhaul

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new easy-to-understand label for the nearly 100ꯠ brand-name and private-label OTC drugs it regulates.
News
|

Labeling updates

Following is a brief wrap-up of recent labeling-related news: * FDA has established January 1, 2000, as the single effective date for required label changes issued during 1997.

Pages

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.