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BUCKET TRANSFER. A bucket elevator (left) takes chocolate eggs to an overhead conveyor system much more gently than the cleated
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Bucket elevator sweetens chocolate egg production

Madelaine Chocolate’s product distribution system permits the smooth handling of 36% more product while ensuring considerably less damage to the chocolate pieces being wrapped in foil.
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Machine Product Brief
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Cerulean, a division of Molins PLC: Tube-testing system

The Q-Test automated tube-testing system from Cerulean, part of Molins PLC, is designed to test laminate and plastic tubes.
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Supplier News
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Four co-packers, repackers merge in pharma industry

Companies create a new entity, Aphena Pharma Solutions, as a single-source vendor. The firm has separate liquid and topical, and solid-dose divisions.
STANDUP POUCH. Characteristics that mark this standup pouch are consumer convenience, long shelf life, and sustainability advant
Package Case Study
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Co-packer puts Sunkist brand front and center

A hot-fill standup pouch with a patented dispensing feature is just one of the innovative packaging formats that Protica is launching under the well-known Sunkist brand.
Controls Product Brief
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Baumer Electric: Inductive conductivity transmitter

With the ISL 05x, Baumer offers a sensor for inductive conductivity measurement with integrated media temperature compensation and very short response time.
Materials Product Brief
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James Alexander Corp.: Applicator tips for ampoules

James Alexander’s customizable applicator tips for unit-dose plastic ampoules can be made from materials such as cosmetic foam, felts, wools, polyurethane, and uncompressed melamine.
Label applicators keep Gatorade in motion in Mexico
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Label applicators keep Gatorade in motion in Mexico

Four new sleeve applicators at two PepsiCo Beverage Mexico plants accommodate high-speed, quick-changeover requirements.
Materials Product Brief
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World Wide Packaging, LLC: Oval tube

World Wide Packaging’s Silver Oval Tube incorporates a 100% hot stamp effect to offer a high-end look to packages.
Tube filler offers  1/2 -hour CIP
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Tube filler offers 1/2 -hour CIP

Oystar/IWK calls the dosing system on its new tube filler revolutionary. Each of its two load pumps uses servo motors, and it's their precise revolutions that meter out product rather than pistons or rotary valves. Festo pneumatics and Schneider servo controls make it all happen.
Materials Product Brief
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Neopac: Child-resistant, single-dose package

Neopac’s Twist’n’Use CR is a child-resistant version of its traditional single-dose Twist’n’Use packaging which combines a single-dose tube with tamper evident features.

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