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At the company?s Aurora, IL, Center for Customer Satisfaction, Weyerhaeuser?s Dick Warrick stands at the control panel of a vibr
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LTL shipments can now take performance packaging route

Users of performance-based Rule 180 for less-than-truckload shipments may face some obstacles. But opportunities exist to reduce transit damage and please customers.
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Two picking arms, each equipped with seven vacuum cups, rotate to pick carton blanks from the magazine feed and place them in
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Equipment made for the shade

Rising demand for its Sun-Gard solar control window film made this Florida firm take a hard look at its packaging operation. Custom-built cartoning and case packing equipment was the answer.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. began a multiphase expansion program that will double silicone-coated paper and film output.
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Cryovac to spend $300 million to boost output

In the next three years, Cryovac will spend $200 million expanding its North American flexible packaging plants, and another $100 million at overseas facilities.
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Shrink bundler

The System 2000 Flight Bar shrink bundler from EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI) packs 50 trayless six-pack cans/min using twin lanes and 24 trayless 12-pack cans/min on a single lane.
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Will UnPET expand supply of RPET?

Packagers worrying about the availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate resin will likely be encouraged by the announcement last month that a new process for recycling post-consumer PET has been developed by United Resource Recovery Corp.
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Hot-fill capper

The Model Y221 capping machine from Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) is a high-speed, hot-fill plastic closure applicator. Suitable for products bottled in steam-filled, high temperature conditions, such as juice.
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New BOPP films

Mirage HB-2 from Quantum (Streamwood, IL) is a new BOPP film with a 75% moisture barrier improvement over standard coextruded films, says the manufacturer.
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TE vacuum closure bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a 190-mL hexagon bottle specifically designed for nuts and other products requiring a TE vacuum closure.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Steven Label Co. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) opened a new label design and manufacturing facility in Denver, CO.
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Luster straightens out freshness problems

This haircare producer begins filling creme relaxer into nestable yogurt-style cups with freshness seals. The switch from traditional jars not only keeps the product fresh, it aids in product display as well.
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Resealable labels

Engraph's (Moorestown, NJ) resealable labels allow consumers to repeatedly reseal the extended-text label after it is opened. Can hold warnings, directions, recipes or warranties.
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PVC bands salon combo pack

To introduce its Altima(TM) protective leave-in reconditioner during a two-month promotion last Spring, Joico combined a 125-mL (4.4-oz) offering of the new product with its existing 500-mL (16.9-oz) Triage(TM) moisture-balancing shampoo.
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Transpack 95 packs a punch

Symposium on transport packaging focuses on the increasing sophistication of this aspect of packaging. Hazardous material shipments top a host of regulatory concerns.
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PET bottles and jars

Tech Industries (Woonsocket, RI) is now the primary supplier of ACI Rockware Plastics' (Norwich, UK) Silhou-ette(TM) line of injection-stretch blow molded PET jars and bottles.
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Barrier shrink film

BDF-1000 is a moisture barrier shrink film from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), Suitable for a variety of food products with critical shelf lives, including trayed pasta, specialty baked goods, nuts, powders and dehydrated food products.
With one strap already in place (top), the operator holds down the flaps as a second strap is applied. Because the corrugated co
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Strapping gets an upgrade at Ford

At Ford's massive parts center just outside Detroit, new strapping equipment helps ensure that dealerships around the world receive quality damage-free parts.
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Desiccant cartridge

The Adsormat(TM) desiccant cartridge from United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) reduces waste and simplifies cleaning of drums, tanks and intermediate bulk containers.

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