Clamco's (Cleveland, OH) Model 6600 automatic L sealer wraps a wide variety of products up to 6" high at speeds to 40 packages/min. Conveyor, sealing head, sealing jaw and film advance speeds are adjustable.
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Keeping medical device directions outside of a sterilized package lets a healthcare professional read up before opening the package. Luther Medical's patented tray design holds scrolled instructions outside the pack for its catheters.
Packaging converters in the U.S. and beyond have recently added new capabilities that will broaden the services they offer. In most cases, flexible packaging converters have been adding new printing presses.
A holographic label on 2-L bottles of 7-UP and Diet 7-UP is helping to promote a Miracle Money promotion by Dallas-based Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Corp. Bottles with the holographic label are available in Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Southern California markets until the end of the year.
Continental Plastic Containers (Norwalk, CT) recently opened its 16th bottle plant (15th in the U.S.). This one's in West Memphis, AR, and it produces high-density polyethylene containers for Coastal Unilube.
For insulation manufacturer Litepac, shrink wrapping stacks of polystyrene insulation was a costly process-both in money and in material waste. The Granard, County Longford, Ireland-based company's change to a System 2000 Double Stretch Bander from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) not only provided savings but ended the potential problem of board distortion caused by heat from shrink wrapping.
At Miller Brewing Company's Trenton, OH, plant, a switch from stretch wrap to a cohesive palletizing system has resulted in considerable reductions in material and labor costs while cutting waste as well.