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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Integrated Thermoforming Systems, Inc. is a new company at 305 Hankes Ave., Aurora, IL 60505; phone: 630/906-6895, fax: 630/906-6988.
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Drums of Witco?s products are often stored outside (left),where labels are exposed to weather elements and the bleaching effe
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Witco leaves lasting impression on containers

Chemical producer shifts to thermal-transfer-printed labels for drums often stored outside. Copy required by regulations is legible longer. Computer software makes labels much easier to create, too.
Sold to school foodservice programs in five states, these fresh apples in MAP pouches are a big hit with students
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Apple and tortilla packs break the foodservice routine

Fresh, sliced apples for school foodservice customers and tortillas for hotel and restaurant kitchens both come in packages that look like they were lifted from a retail setting.
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ITW Angleboard: Package protection system

ITW Angleboard (Glenview, IL) has introduced Plastic Angleboard, a new PE protective packaging system designed to provide corner protection and secure loads during shipment.
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Streamlining handling headaches

Stainless-steel, reusable IBCs reduce drum handling/disposal problems for chemicals manufacturer Bush Boake Allen and a key customer.
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FlexLink Systems, Inc: Conveyor

The FlexLink XB conveyor from FlexLink Systems (Bethlehem, PA) is designed to transport bulky or soft, pliable prepacked products that require the stability of a wide chain.
New computer hardware and software helps Pharmacia & Upjohn coordinate product changeovers. This screen illustrates some of the
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Small changes deliver big-time for Pharmacia & Upjohn

Pharmaceutical firm saves $650ꯠ/yr at its Kalamazoo, MI, packaging facility by implementing simple, yet cost-effective quick-changeover procedures on 30 packaging lines.
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Eastman Chemical Company: PE polymer for films

Tenite Hifor Clear PE polymer from Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is available in pellet form for use in film manufacturing. The polymer is said to be superior to high-strength LDPE in strength, tear strength and clarity, with 4% haze.
The connector on this 7.5-L stand-up pouch functions as a closure in transit. When the pouch is placed in the dispenser, a nozz
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Dispensing with food quality concerns

Large, 7.5-L stand-up pouches for condiments rely on unique closures that help Van Dijk Food Products' Dutch foodservice customers meet HACCP quality standards.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Bulk bag filler

A new bulk bag filler from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) offers a variety of performance enhancements, including a material delivery system that can be integrated with processing equipment or bulk storage vessels.
Film is advanced evenly through the automatic L-sealer by a powered unwind and a side chain gripper. Inset photo shows cartoned
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Video cassette packaging hits fast forward

Semi-automatic labeling, cartoning and shrink wrapping of video cassettes just couldn't keep pace with Provac's rapid growth. New equipment was the answer.
Bag-in-box packages of Mont Blanc syrups are designed to sit on coffeehouse and ice cream parlor counters for simplified use by
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Bag-in-box success is sweet

Chocolate syrup manufacturer Mont Blanc Chocolatier adapts bag-in-box technology for use in coffeehouses and restaurants. Extended shelf life and shelf stability are said to be industry firsts.
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Jalapenos 'wheel' to market in new jar

New barrier plastic jug offers convenience, safety and disposal improvements.
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Shaker cups pour into Papa John's pizza outlets

New 'shake-n-pour' lidstock on a plastic cup lets consumers shake or pour crushed pepper or parmesan cheese onto their pizza. The cup is placed into a die-cut area on corrugated pizza boxes for Papa John's pizza deliveries and carry-outs.
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Transcom Intl: Collapsible IBC

The TR2000 is a collapsible, returnable, 275-gal IBC from Transcom Intl. (Houston, TX). It's constructed of 10-mm corrugated PP supported by galvanized steel and has four modular panels that lock onto a standard 40" x 48" pallet.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Inflatable cushion system

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) has introduced the Fill-Air(TM) inflatable packaging system for fast high-volume void-fill applications. The free-standing, mobile, 110-v unit produces 5 cu" of air-filled packaging material/min by injecting air into a special tubular film.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Coding ink

A new batch-coding ink, Black wet glass 1055 from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO), penetrates modest amounts of condensation and gives a legible, water-resistant message of up to four lines of print.
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Paper Systems, Inc: Flexible bulk container

EZ-Pak flexible intermediate bulk container from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) holds nonhazardous liquids like tomato paste, concentrates, purees and other food-grade materials.

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