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F/f/s machine

Rennco's (Homer, MI) 501-36 f/f/s machine produces bags from 2" x 2" to 18" x 36", using various shrink films or PE. Uses a stepper film feed drive and motorized film feed cart.
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F/f/s is okay for MRE retort pouches

The handful of firms that supply retort pouches for the Department of Defense's MRE (Meals-Ready-to-Eat) program are now permitted to produce them on thermo-form/fill/seal equipment.
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Semi-automatic shrink bundler

Aline Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced a shrink bundling system that can wrap round, rectangular and oblong shapes, with or without a tray.
Materials Product Brief
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Round bottle

The Richey round bottle from Fenton, Weber & Jones (Tona-wanda, NY) is a 250-ml HDPE bottle designed for health and beauty applications. Fits various 24/ 410 dispensing closures and sprays and accepts most types of decoration.
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Quaker launches its logo

"This is the way we choose to compete in the value-priced segment." That's how Quaker Oats spokesman Ron Bottrell described the Chicago-based firm's decision to market ready-to-eat breakfast cereals in bags, rather than boxes, bearing the Quaker name and well known logo.
Feature Article
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Software systems 'pop' big savings for Weaver

Computer software helps Weaver Popcorn improve pallet patterns and downsize corrugated shippers. The result is savings of thousands in freight and material costs.
Materials Product Brief
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Multi-panel booklet labels

Q-Seal(TM) multiple-panel booklet labels from Quality Assured Label (Minneapolis, MN) are p-s for applications that require added text to remain within the package.
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Of holograms and humans

Two toothpaste cartons are in the news this month, one for its hologram and the other for its humans. The hologram is on SmithKline Beecham Consumer Healthcare's new Aquafresh Whitening® tooth- paste.
Thanks to the rugged F-style gallon can, Coleman?s case
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Coleman saves with performance packaging

In shifting to performance-oriented corrugated packaging for hazardous materials, Coleman found it could save $63ꯠ by reducing specifications on containers of camping fuel.
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Less is more for moisturizer package

Paducah, KY-based Charles Kari took a minimalist approach for its line of over thirty skin-care products, sold in tanning salons nationwide. Simple graphics, provided by Bill Henderson & Associates (Nashville, TN), are gravure-printed in four colors plus gold-foil stamping onto pressure-sensitive polyethylene film, from an undisclosed supplier.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink wrap system

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) Model BPTW-60 shrink wrap system overwraps 60 trays/min using either plain or print-registered PE film. It uses an overwrap flight bar system and single sheets of film cut by a rotary knife.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Union Camp (Wayne, NJ) is installing a BARCO Graphics electronic prepress system and filmless digital engraving operation at its Gravure Printing Unit in Englewood, NJ.
Materials Product Brief
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P-s labels for containers

Continental Glass and Plastic (Chicago, IL) now offers p-s labels for its bottles, jars, closures, pouches and tubes. A variety of label stocks and adhesives are available, including in-mold.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) will add 40 million lb to its capacity to make co-extruded cast film.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper

The Muller® Model 6500 5-sided stretch wrapper from Newtec(TM) (Sunset Hills, MO) employs a pivoting carriage to apply layers of film diagonally over the top of the load at up to 60 loads/hr.
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Scholarship update

The Chicago-based Petroleum Packaging Council is funding a new scholarship for a Michigan State University junior and senior student electing to major in MSU's School of Packaging.
Controls Product Brief
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Flat-bottom bag system

The Acceleron flat-bottom bag system from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) continually produces gabletop, flat-bottom packages from any supported material, including kraft paper, Mylar®, metallized foils and other product-specific packaging films.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ): Stephanie H. Floros, applications specialist in market development; Kevin J. Quinn, national sales mgr., specialty films; Stephen J.

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