Cap Snap (San Jose, CA) has extended its line of 38-mm plastic closures to include a foil-lined cap. The Foil-Lined STN closure provides added freshness and security while retaining original features of the STN cap.
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Upstart cap molder Acadiana Plastics Manufacturing outfitted its injection molders with hot runner manifolds and a quick-change mold system for faster cycles, quick changeover and better quality PP caps.
To rejuvenate its old packaging, office supplies giant Hunt Manufacturing turns to one supplier for both a new package design and more productive machinery. The result is higher output with less labor.
High-cavity tooling and a unique tandem trim operation with special matched-metal cutting dies produce a new inner cover for lipsticks. Shrink label provides security for products sold without blister cards.
The Stick Pack from Hassia (Somerville, NJ) is a mini pouch vertical form/fill/seal machine for liquids, gels, or powders that produces up to 400 packages/min, depending on the number of lanes per index.
AGR Intl.'s (Butler, PA) new brochure highlights the benefits, features and specifications of its Label Presence Inspection System. The system inspects for label presence and tamper-evident banding on various-sized containers.
FMC's Packaging and Material Handling Div. (Green Bay, WI) introduced the SR-1400 Servo Draw® bag machine. The 56"-W split-roll bag machine permits a choice of side-weld or bottom-seal/twin-seal production.
Machinery service technicians may be about to give up their frequent flier miles. Two new approaches to reducing the costs and the downtime caused by machinery servicing were shown recently at two fall meetings.
Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Acceleron Advantage, a new vertical f/f/s machine with 40% fewer parts. Forming tube assemblies are now changed simply by releasing two hand clamps, sliding out the old assembly, then sliding in and clamping another.