The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.
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California's detailed "green law" was upheld by a federal appeals court, which said states have a right to regulate packaging so consumers are not confused, in the same way deceptive advertising can be banned.
Marq's (Yakima, WA) New Style High-Performance Case Erector measures just 70" x 70". Lug drive system enables the machine to erect and seal stovepipe case styles where the case height exceeds the case length.
National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) now offers a brochure explaining how the company devotes its research and resources to developing new adhesives and adapting existing products to meet changing packaging and converting needs.
A new standard to separate fresh and frozen poultry has been proposed by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Spurred on by "news events" like bowling with frozen broilers, USDA has proposed that any poultry chilled below 26°F would have to be labeled as "previously frozen." In the past, USDA allowed processors to label as fresh all poultry even if it had been frozen to an internal temperature of 0°F.
Packaging costs could skyrocket for makers of drugs in two-piece capsules-if new FDA rules mandate sealing. All drug makers show concern over capsule identification and potential tamper-evident pack changes.
The FL-200 linear bottle feeder from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) can handle large bottles up to 2L. Takes bottles from an elevating supply hopper and unscrambles them for downstream filling, capping and labeling.
B&H Labeling Systems' (Ceres, CA) 8000 Series high-speed film labeler employs a patented computer-aided label-registration system to eliminate out of register labels at application speeds to 12ꯠ labels/ min.