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Mexico beckons U.S. packagers

More visitors from South and North America are expected for Expopak '96, Mexico's largest packaging exhibition, planned for June 25 to 28. U.S. and U.S.-related companies will play a major role.
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Materials Product Brief
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Unitizing system

Glue-Fast (Carlstadt, NJ) has introduced the Model LC, a compact glue applicator that stabilizes smaller palletized loads of corrugated cartons, cases, multi-wall paper bags, plastic bags and shrink-wrapped items.
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Overall new outlook

The one pervasive element of the repackaging program is a new graphics approach for all its products. "We wanted to provide product and packaging innovation to the tea category, while giving a more unified branding look to the line," says Pam Aulisi, Lipton's manager of package design.
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Heavy-duty bagging system

American-Newlong (Warsaw, IN) has introduced the 6CM-TS automatic bagging machine for heavy, free-flowing products such as fertilizer, soil or seed.
While the loading area of the automatic palletizer is stationary, its shuttle portion carries as many as five pallets at a time.
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On-line coding paves the way for automatic palletizing

One shuttle palletizer handles cases from five different Blue Diamond almond packaging lines thanks to on-line bar coding and reliable scanners.
Controls Product Brief
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Fiber optic sensor

The OBF family of photoelectric sensors from ifm efector (Exton, PA) minimizes the chance of false signals through a simple, two-button set-up procedure.
Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.
Controls Product Brief
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Magnetic conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a line of magnetic conveyor systems for handling cans with special dimensions, such as a tall height-to-diameter ratio or top-heavy cans.
Single-faced laminating provides 100% print coverage since the ?label? is actually a preprinted liner that?s laminated directly
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Schneider short-sheets paper costs

J.M. Schneider eliminates a layer of paper with its new F-flute litho-laminated box for prepared meats. The package reduced material costs and box manufacturing steps and competes with paperboard on cost, appearance.
Materials Product Brief
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Multi-range case sealer

A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced a case sealer that handles seven different case styles. The Super Pro 30S case sealer runs RSCs, HSCs, CSSCs, full- and partial-overlap cases and gap flap cases, in sizes from 8" x 6" x 4.5" to 24" x 16" x 18".
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U.S. companies say Eco-labels have hollow echo

U.S. Trade Representative presses European Union to endorse labels with descriptive language. Threats of trade retaliation ups the ante.
Materials Product Brief
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Susceptor films

Himac (Atlanta, GA) offers a line of polyester microwave susceptor films that can be chemically or corona treated to precise customer specifications.
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Health claims

Everyone from mom to Uncle Sam urges people to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthful diet. So why did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allow only raw fruits and vegetables to make a "healthy" claim on food labels?
Bags for Green Giant frozen vegetables explain how foods high in certain vitamins ?may? reduce risk of cancer. While the foods?
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Food fight!

The FDA wants to make it easier for food packs to carry health and nutrition statements. Meanwhile, industry continues to press for even greater latitude for claims.
Materials Product Brief
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Case printing video

Iconotech (Buffalo Grove, IL) offers a free video that demonstrates how Digital Case Printing (DCP) provides quality, economy and flexibility, especially for case printing applications requiring bar codes.
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Kraft rotor closure improves TE

Kraft Foods Inc., Northfield, IL, has improved the tamper evidence of the rotor closure used on its parmesan cheese. The previous closure consisted of a one-piece injection-molded high-density polyethylene rotor atop an aluminum end.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Hoppmann Corp. (Chantilly, VA) signed on with Flex-Link (Bethlehem, PA) to build Flex-Link conveyors and automation components.
Materials Product Brief
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Autowrappers

The Flowtronic 510 from Autowrappers Europack (Norwich, Norfolk, England) is an automatic, mid-range autowrapper that individually wraps small products, such as candy pieces or biscuits.

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