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Sleeve making machine

Designed for the production of PE stretch sleeves perforated on the reel from a single thickness of preprinted film, the PE stretch sleeve making machine is available from CM Machinery (Armagh, N.
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Winners combine performance with appeal

In its annual effort to recognize innovative users of its OPP flexible packaging film and Label-Lyte® face stocks, Mobil Films Div. (Pittsford, NY) handed out two Golden Mummy and three Pyramid awards at Pac-Ex in Toronto this past September.
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Vertical form/fill/seal

Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Acceleron Advantage, a new vertical f/f/s machine with 40% fewer parts. Forming tube assemblies are now changed simply by releasing two hand clamps, sliding out the old assembly, then sliding in and clamping another.
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Bags use holograms to promote candy characters

"Sparkling hologram bags that practically glow on the shelf to catch shoppers' attention." That's how Brach & Brock Confections describes the packaging for its new Street Sharks Gummy Candies and Batman & Robin Fruit Snacks and Gummy Candy.
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New rigid films

New films from American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) provide good clarity, as well as impact and chemical resistance, and strength and forming ease.
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FPA source reduction logo to go on packages?

Launched in October of 1994, the Flexible Packaging Assn.'s source reduction logo has been allowed only on materials and exhibits designed to educate and inform.
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Stretch wrapper with corner post inserter

Newtec's (St. Louis, MO) Muller® 202 Baby Octopus® stretch wrapper has a corner post inserter for more flexibility in variable corner-board heights.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Quantum Performance Films (Streamwood, IL): Tom Mueller, mgr., applications development; Mark S. Montsinger, business development mgr.
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Digital tension controller

Horton Manufacturing's (Min-neapolis, MN) TC820 tension controller is for web printing or converting involving unwind, centerwind, centerwind drive or mid-process control.
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Digital printing on demand

Indigo America (Woburn, MA) demonstrated for the first time in the U.S. its new Omnius(TM) One-Shot Color(TM) web-fed press for short-run, on-demand package printing.
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Lightweight mailers

Poly-Lite(TM) from AVI (Glens Falls, NY) is a lightweight shipping mailer made of a three-layer coextrusion of polyolefin film for greater tear and burst strength than paper mailers or single-layer films.
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Metallocene LLDPE resin

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), has commercialized Exceed(TM), a metallocene-catalyzed linear low-density polyethylene resin. Uses the company's patented Exxpol® technology to produce the resin used for blown and cast film manufacture.
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Gas additive container

Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) offers a 12-oz additive round made of HDPE for gasoline additive products. Bottle may be capped with either a standard 20/400 closure or a 21-mm snap-on cap.
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Pre-stretch film system

Accu-thread from ITW Mima (Boca Raton, FL) is a powered pre-stretch film delivery system with an improved film threading feature. Pre-stretches film up to 300% before wrapping it around the pallet load.
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Snap-hinged closures

Zeller Plastik's (Libertyville, IL) new Zelsnap(TM) dispensing closures are suited for families of products, including honey, mustard, relishes and syrups, in that they help maintain a family look.
Ontario Foods was one of the first to use these automatic rotary cup feeders (above), which drop fresh columns of cups into th
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Soup cups go private label

An automated rotary cup feeder is a first on Ontario's sophisticated five-station filling line. The firm is targeting a whole new category in the private label business.
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Stretch-wrapping systems

The Vortex Series of stretch-wrapping systems from Orion (Memphis, TN) combines the logic of fully automatic machines with the portability of semi-automatic stretchwrappers.
Lidded trays exit the vacuum sealing chamber (upper right) and move through two perforating stations followed by two cross-cutti
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Safeway gets the red in

A peelable barrier layer in a multilayer lidding material lets Safeway meat department workers put the bloom back in vacuum-packaged fresh red meats.

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