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Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Roberts Systems, Inc. (Charlotte, NC): William C. Brown, mgr. sales and mktg. for the Cartoner Group.
Controls Product Brief
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Case sealers

The BEL line of semi- and fully-automatic case sealers from Belcor Industries (Richmond, British Columbia, Canada) uses patented Snap-folder technology for operator safety.
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Will UnPET expand supply of RPET?

Packagers worrying about the availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate resin will likely be encouraged by the announcement last month that a new process for recycling post-consumer PET has been developed by United Resource Recovery Corp.
In the packer, four jugs are being pushed onto the case blank before it?s folded and glued
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Arcadia takes major step in production

Juice and drink bottler upgrades case packing for high output, even outstripping what its palletizer can handle. A new palletizer is on the list; so is improved bottle feeding.
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New BOPP films

Mirage HB-2 from Quantum (Streamwood, IL) is a new BOPP film with a 75% moisture barrier improvement over standard coextruded films, says the manufacturer.
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PVC bands salon combo pack

To introduce its Altima(TM) protective leave-in reconditioner during a two-month promotion last Spring, Joico combined a 125-mL (4.4-oz) offering of the new product with its existing 500-mL (16.9-oz) Triage(TM) moisture-balancing shampoo.
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Arcadia takes major step in production (sidebar)

Lapping it up
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Labeling systems

"Datapply Solutions for Label Printing and Applying" is a six-page brochure from Avery Dennison, Soabar Sys-tems Div. (Philadelphia, PA), describing the Dat-apply 900 and D-700 series of Soabar® print/apply labeling systems.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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