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Bulk container

From Inland Paperboard and Packaging (Indianapolis, IN), a 10-sided, two-piece bulk box for the transport and storage of resin, industrial and food products is available.
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Breathable can for Gloria Jean's coffees

For gift packs, Gloria Jean's Gourmet Coffees of Castroville, CA, has switched from steel cans containing 1.75 oz of ground coffee to 4-oz foil/paperboard canisters.
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High-speed bagging

The UltraStar XLT high-speed bagging system from Bemis Packaging Machinery (Minneapolis, MN) uses a PC to interface with the Bemis Smart Distributed System for increased control.
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Intermediate bulk container

Consisting of a metal frame and pallet with sides that are food-grade molded virgin PP, the Pallecon 330 from TNT Container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) can hold the equivalent of six 55-gal drums.
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Loose-fill vacuum

The Flo-Vac Jr.(TM) from FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) is a manually operated vacuum unit designed for the removal of loosefill during unpacking. By releasing the power button, loosefill can be dispensed into a storage bin.
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Case packer for pouches

The Efficia 100 case packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is designed to pack a wide variety of individually pouched products such as coffee, iced tea and cereal into a case.
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Paperboard crates

The Reddi®-Crate system offers the beam strength of a wood crate with the shock absorbency and light weight of a triple-wall or corrugated box, says manufacturer Reddi-Pac (Bridgeport, PA).
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WestPack draws from far and wide

Featuring four specialty pavilions, including a brand new Materials Handling Pavilion, WestPack '97 unfolds at the Anaheim Convention Center September 23 to 25.
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Cushion packaging

Designed for fabricated protective packaging of electronic and computer components, Foamex (Orange, CA) presents Nexol(TM) cushion packaging products.
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Trial-size vials

Shower gels, body lotions, perfumes, day/night creams, shampoos, and conditioners are just some of the products that can be sampled using Vialpaq® from Flexpaq (S.
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Airknife dryer

The Sonic XE Airknife from Sonic Air Systems (Brea, CA) uses a uniquely shaped tube to provide efficient drying in numerous applications, including empty or filled containers after rinsing.
A prewrapped lamp base is lowered into the lower base layer of Enviromold within a carton
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'Green' lights for Cambridge

This lighting and accessory manufacturer switched from paper-based void fill to a biodegradable mold-in-place system that sheds light on productivity and environmental issues.
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Tape gun utility belt

A patented tape gun belt from Brogun (Costa Mesa, CA) is a 2" webbed belt with a versatile utility pouch that is now available as an additional accessory.
Semi-automatic capping (above) helps Nakano Foods keep capital costs down as it gauges demand for new products like its Mitsukan
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Flexible filling for salad dressings

Japanese food company Nakano Foods tests U.S. demand for its salad dressings with a flexible moderate-volume filling line.
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Secondary pack boosts sales, trims costs

Asheville, NC-based Candle Station switched its oil lamp packaging late last year. Then it watched holiday sales of the item jump, says co-owner Helaine Greene.
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Header card applicator

Action Packaging Automation (Roosevelt, NJ) has introduced an automatic machine that applies header cards to packages. Said to be up to four times faster than manual methods, the Autocard system allows one operator to apply header cards to pouches at rates to 30 pouches/min.
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Cartoner

The Cartopac CP80R is a medium-speed rotary-style cartoner from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ). Suitable for cartoning a range of products, including tubes, bottles, blisters, jars, sachets and printed leaflets, at speeds to 85 products/ min.
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New look for tubes

Freeman Cosmetics' new Aromatherapy line, introduced in July, includes two packages that are real departures for the Los Angeles-based company.

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