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Nimble, facile, flexible:How packaging survives

Packaging has been called a chess game without checkmate-never ending, always evolving-reflecting the changing demands of product manufacturers who, in turn, are trying to satisfy the needs of the consuming public.
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Semi-automatic case sealers

The CP-333 and CP-344 semi-automatic carton sealers from Central Products (Menasha, WI) are suited for clothing and furniture manufacturers who seal lightweight, bulky packages.
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New pack lets Wigwam slip into future (sidebar)

Getting computers to communicate
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Stretch wrapper literature

A six-color brochure describing Liberty Industries' (Girard, OH) semi-automatic stretch wrappers shows features and benefits of the 4 Series and 5 Series Turntable Stretch Sys-tems with photos and diagrams.
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Deblistering machine

A literature sheet describing the Mr. Deblister(TM) product recovery system is now available from Gemel Precision Tool (Ivyland, PA). The deblistering machine can remove a variety of products, including liquid gels, caplets and tablets from blister cards at speeds to 3길/hr.
Controls Product Brief
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'Intelligent' machine vision

Mentorvision(TM) from Acuity Imaging (Nashua, NH) is the first automated inspection system to use the company's "Intelligent Vision" technology.
At Johnson Controls' recycling plant at Novi, MI, incoming PET bottles are debagged and fed into the company's process that prod
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FDA plans to speed approval for PCR use

Packagers are delighted with what they've heard about new post-consumer plastic resin rules expected this fall. Data requirements will be clearer and more specific so retesting will be minimized.
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Packaging management

A six-page brochure from Duralam (Appleton, WI) highlights its integrated system of packaging management. Discusses Duralam's extrusion and flexographic printing capabilities, laminating and pouch making, including the DuraZip(TM) line.
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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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.
At the end of Barber Foods? packaging line, Lock?n?Pop is applied to a box top by two pneumatically operated nozzles
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Barber Foods pops for an alternative

When stretch wrap's true colors showed through-and weren't green-this chicken product producer switched to an adhesive palletizing system.
Controls Product Brief
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F/f/s machine

Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) Model 8000 f/f/s machine has an advanced servo drive and is capable of producing a range of vacuum, MAP and ambient packages for meat, convenience foods, health care and other consumer products.
Gleneagles' John Hamilton (top, far left) and Krupp's John Piercy were instrumental in establishing the bottler's in-house stre
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Gleneagles springs for in-house stretch/blow molding

Scotland's Gleneagles Spring Waters shifts from buying PET bottles to stretch/blow molding them in-house from preforms. The change saves $600ꯠ/yr and provides a "family" image for its seven bottle sizes.
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TE tubs

Clear OPS tubs for baked goods from Wilkinson Mfg. (Ft. Calhoun, NE) use the patented DeltaPak(TM) TE closure for protection against pilferage. Overwrap or shrink bands can be eliminated and the tubs can be opened easily in a simple, one-step process.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Riverwood Intl. Corp. (Atlanta, GA) will invest $30 million to build a new carton converting plant in Houston County, Georgia.
Controls Product Brief
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Disconnect switch

Hubbell's (Bridgeport, CT) new Circuit-Lock(TM) disconnect switch has been expanded from 30A to include 60A and 100A ratings, 120 to 600 VAC, single- and three-phase applications.

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