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Foodservice product hits club stores

When Buffalo, NY-based food producer Rich Products decided to downsize its cinnamon raisin biscuits from a foodservice to a retail package, it faced two key challenges.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Twinpak, Inc. (Quebec, Canada) is now the exclusive sales rep in Canada for Teledyne Packaging's (Chester, PA) line of collapsible tubes and closures.
With a case erected and waiting, the packer pushes 12 cartridges into the box before it is transferred back to the line for seal
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager

A complete new line, from unscrambler to pallet stretch wrapping, lets Pratt & Lambert United automate production of top-selling large adhesive cartridges.
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Optical sensor

The Dynamic Optical Window from Balluff (Florence, KY) detects and reacts to moving objects as small as .03" dia. Suited for counting small objects air-conveyed in a transparent tube or dropped from a chute, such as drug capsules, wire trim scrap or electronic components.
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.
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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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL): Gregory Gann, vp operations; Walt Pietruch, dir. of engineering, metal operations; Jay Defenbaugh, dir. of sales, collapsible tube div.; Ellen Spicuzza, sales rep., collapsible tube div.
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Two-color tube printer

The Model 6076T-2C flexographic tube printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) is designed for automatically printing and striping paper tubes and cylinders.
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Ink coder

Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) has announced a modified version of its ink code-marking machines. The Model 44 EH 1, with an extended 1" head for marking in recesses, can mark a double line approximately 1/3 the way around a 7/16" diameter rubber tube.
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Nabisco enters variety snack category in stand-up pouches

Nabisco Biscuit Co., East Hanover, NJ, is breaking into the variety snack category with Doyan-style stand-up pouches with reclosable plastic zippers.

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