Machinery

Materials Product Brief
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Vertical pouch machine

The LA-500 platen-sealing vertical pouch packaging machine from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) produces up to 900 pouches/min. For use with a broad range of pharmaceutical, food and personal care products, including liquids, powders, granules, ointments, tablets and transdermal patches.
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Europe's Packaging Waste Directive: What will it mean to you?

Packaging managers whose products are marketed in Europe need to know that the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers of the European Union (EU) finally adopted a Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive covering household, commercial and industrial packaging last December.
Controls Product Brief
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Flexible bag case packer

In a marketing/development agreement, Harwood Machinery Systems (Tualatin, OR) and Excel Packaging (Pasco, WA) have introduced the TD 2000 flexible bag case packer.
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Supplier News
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Flexibles mark technical achievements

FPA '94 competition winners created specialized packs: a child-resistant, easy-open bag and a recloseable handle bag for insecticides; a flexible wrapper for a rare crystal block; and a special bag containing a tarnish preventer for shipping jewelry.
Materials Product Brief
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Water soluble PVOH film

New Monosol® PVOH film from Chris Craft (South Holland, IL) has anti-blocking and low friction/low tack properties, as well as an increased heat seal range for faster and easier use by end users and converters.
At Jugos? Mexico City plant, overwrapped trays of glass bottles of juices (above) are being produced at the bottling line?s sp
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Mexican juices packed to U.S. standards

Tray packs of cans and bottles wrapped in shrink film allow Jugos del Valle to compete both in Mexico and in the post-NAFTA U.S. markets.
Materials Product Brief
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Pallet unitizer

Key Tech (Mukilteo, WA) has introduced Loxit, a pallet unitizing system that eliminates the need for stretch wrap. Combines the use of a water-based polymer with a spraying system to create web-like patterns to box or bag surfaces, allowing them to adhere to one another.
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Flexibles promote 'enviropackaging'

Refill packs for Tide and Cheer laundry detergent garnered FPA's "Green Globe" award for 1994. Three other FPA winners were also big contributors to source reduction efforts.
Materials Product Brief
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In-line blister f/f/s

The BM-A f/f/s machine from CSD Intl. (Shelburne Falls, MA) is designed for blister packaging of small- and medium-sized products. With production speeds to 25 cycles/min, it is suitable for hand loading or integration with a production mach-ine.
Controls Product Brief
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Channelizer

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Microplan Channelizer provides up to four channel separations on urethane conveyors with variable speed drives to 200 ft/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical cartoner

The Clybourn Spectrum Series vertical cartoner from Sasib (Skokie, IL) reaches speeds to 300 containers/min. Accommodates a range of carton sizes with centers from 3" to 24".
Materials Product Brief
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Platen printer

Adolph Gottscho's (Union, NJ) platen printers for intermittent motion thermoforming, pouch and blister machines provide high quality imprints, scannable bar codes and graphics.
Controls Product Brief
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Tube filling machinery

IWK's (Fairfield, NJ) Model TFS 20 tube filling machinery offers quick-release interlocking parts designed to accommodate design variations. Allows quick changeovers with only 14 replaceable tubeholder cups and related product contact parts.
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Automation times six at Apotex

Controls Product Brief
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F/f/s machine

Rennco's (Homer, MI) 501-36 f/f/s machine produces bags from 2" x 2" to 18" x 36", using various shrink films or PE. Uses a stepper film feed drive and motorized film feed cart.
At left, an operator makes an adjustment at the control panel of Coca-Cola France?s new ?twin-stack? cartoner. A promotional
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Coca-Cola France meets international demand

New packaging system allows Coca-Cola Production, Socx, France, to "twin-stack" 33-cL cans into paperboard cartons to meet demands of consumers in France, Germany, Belgium, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Africa.
Materials Product Brief
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Pasted valve bags

The Hot Dot Bag from Bancroft Bag (West Monroe, LA) is a pasted valve bag that uses hot melt adhesive for superior sift resistance. For use with finely powdered foods and chemicals, the bag eliminates puffing of the product during filling, as well as sifting during handling.
News
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Coke's first contour bottle with PCR

Coca-Cola Co. chose Feb. 1 at the R'95 Conference in Geneva, Switzerland-an international conference on recovery, recycling, and reintegration-to announce the first-ever introduction of its famous contour bottle in a tri-layer format incorporating at least 25% post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate between layers of virgin PET.

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