Machinery

A 70-micron oriented PP sleeve label is applied to the filled and capped PET bottle prior to proceeding through a shrink tunnel
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Purity pervades Gleneagles' filling process

From natural springs to cleanroom filling conditions, Gleneagles ensures product purity that can be seen in glass-like PET.
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Materials Product Brief
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Slide blister machine

The S Bli 50 slide blister machine from Adolph Illig (Heilbronn, Germany) uses third edge folding to ensure that product in a blister pack does not fall out.
A customized vf/f/s system (top) produces pouches holding liquids as thin as water to sauces laden with particulates as shown ab
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Pouches, vf/f/s system add sizzle to sauce sales

Vf/f/s system helps Fontina Foods increase sales threefold and expand its product line for foodservice/institutional customers. Eight-month equipment payback is projected due to selling product in flexible pouches rather than HDPE pails.
Controls Product Brief
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Roller conveyor

Hytrol's (Jonesboro, AR) Model 190-SPA horizontal live-roller conveyor is designed for "zero-pressure." Accumulates light loads as small as 1 lb/ft without line pressure.
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Cryovac to spend $300 million to boost output

In the next three years, Cryovac will spend $200 million expanding its North American flexible packaging plants, and another $100 million at overseas facilities.
Materials Product Brief
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Mini case erector/sealer

Marq Packaging's (Yakima, WA) Model 2000 mini case erec-tor/sealer is now available with handwheel adjustability and a new hopper option for added versatility.
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Shrink bundler

The System 2000 Flight Bar shrink bundler from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) packs 50 trayless six-pack cans/min using twin lanes and 24 trayless 12-pack cans/min on a single lane.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt/Medipak div. (Sarasota, FL): Rick Lidington, vp cartoners and systems; Dennis Calamusa, vp pouch packaging systems; Roland Kahlmann, vp Ho/oonsel Tevopharm systems; Manfred Becker, vp of Medipak systems.
Flat blanks fed from a magazine are pressed around a forming mandrel to produce the desired oval shape
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Obie's oval

This cookie mix marketer needed a paperboard container with a small footprint yet all the shelf impact of a round canister. An unusual oval was the answer.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot-fill capper

The Model Y221 capping machine from Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) is a high-speed, hot-fill plastic closure applicator. Suitable for products bottled in steam-filled, high temperature conditions, such as juice.
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Supplier news: New companies

James River Corp. (Richmond, VA) announced plans to form a spin-off of its Communications Paper Business, which includes specialty packaging and converting papers and is expected to have sales over $1 billion this year.
Materials Product Brief
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Tf/f/s blister machine

The CP-300 tf/f/s blister packager from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) is a low- to medium-speed machine specifically designed for multi-product pharmaceutical applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Case erector/bottom taper

The Model 2-EZ case erector/bottom taper from Combi America (Canton, OH) accommodates cases from 9" x 5" x 5" to 19" x 15" x 16". Employs a pusher bar case feed system, walk-in magazine, self-cleaning vacuum system and PLC controls.
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8,600 canned hams recalled

Small glass shards found in two hams, one in Iowa, one in Wisconsin, prompted F.D.L. Foods, Inc., Dubuque, IA, to voluntarily recall 8길 3-lb canned hams.
Materials Product Brief
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Skin packaging resin

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® HP 2000 is a new ionomer resin engineered for skin packaging large, heavy objects for visual carded display.
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Stroh launches special carton, grip bottle

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II and salute its veterans, Detroit-based Stroh Brewery will market its Schlitz beer from May to October in two cartons with nostalgic designs.
Controls Product Brief
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Bulk net weigher

The AEF-25 automatic linear net weigher from Weighpack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) works with a wide variety of bulk products, including solids, granulars and powders.
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Clairol specs PCR plastic and paperboard

Substantial percentages of recycled post-consumer material are being used in the packaging of two new product lines from New York, NY-based Clairol.

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