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Tray packer shrinks changeover time

Tray packing/shrink wrapping line for canned vegetables provides 55-tray/min speeds along with fast, no-tool changeover for Furman Foods.
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Rexam Closures & Containers: Closure for tubes

Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN) has introduced a one-piece, senior-friendly, child-resistant closure specifically for tubes. The closure employs a push-and-turn mechanism.
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Lakeport likes can filling flexibility

This Ontario brewer designed a can filling line that accepts sizes from 8 to 32 oz. Secondary packaging can be corrugated trays, paperboard or plastic ring carriers.
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Sealed Air Corporation: Protective foam

Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) has introduced Stratocell(TM) Plus foam laminates. These combine Sealed Air's standard Stratocell laminated PE foams with either a 3.5-mil PE film or 1/8" high-density Cellu-Cushion® PE foam laminated to one side.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Supplier news: International agreements

Duralam, Inc. (Appleton, WI) and Sudpack Holding GmbH (Erlenmoos, Germany) announce the organization of Sudpack USA, Inc. (Appleton, WI), a joint venture formed to market high-barrier, coextruded forming film and sheet for thermoforming, vacuum forming and modified atmosphere packaging applications.
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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Revlon relies on a custom-designed IRC

Like other packaged goods marketers, New York-based Revlon Corp. is a regular user of instant redeemable coupons (IRCs) for special promotions. But the firm's current rebate on Almay Lip Shine employs an IRC with a twist.
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Modular Packaging Systems, Inc: Tube filler

The Kugler K 360 tube filler from Modular Packaging Systems (Pine Brook, NJ) fills up to 106 tubes/min. Changeover from laminate to metal tubes can be handled without tools, using a single push-button switch.
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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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.
A footed bowl allows each of the four Hot Bowls varieties to stand and display nicely. Inside are all the components necessary,
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The power of packaging on display at FMI

Hot Bowls, packaged apple slices and fresh spinach that can be microwaved right in its clear film package were among the highlights at this year's FMI show.
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.
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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.
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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