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Packaging services

Sonoco's Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) has launched its Packaging Services business, designed to provide custom-tailored solutions for handling IBCs.
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Fruit snack comes in a 'nifty' cup

Introduced in late August at 7-Eleven stores across the country was Sunfresh® FruitJelite(TM), a fruit gelatin snack in a colorful textured cup and foil lid.
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Bag filler

Model CSU 840 Packager from Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) fills products such as pet food, dry chemicals, pesticides, lawn products, and cat litter into premade stand-up pouches at rates to 40/min.
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Water, motor oil in stand-up pouches

In the U.S., stand-up pouches continue to gain acceptance in a variety of applications (see stories, p. 18 and 58). Yet with few exceptions, manufacturers and consumers haven't been very enthusiastic about these packages for liquids.
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IBC for liquids

The Ironman(TM) is a liquid bulk container from American Industries (Ridgefield, NJ) that meets new U.N. requirements for durability and environmental issues.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Printed Packaging Div. (Atlanta, GA) has established a printed packaging product and process development facility in Hartsville, SC; Sonoco Industrial Container Div.
Materials Product Brief
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Packworld USA Inc: Heat-seal platen press

Packworld USA (Nazareth, PA) offers heat-seal shuttle presses capable of sealing PVC clamshells measuring up to 24" x 36". Designed for three-side sealing, the press offers complete control of temperature, time and pressure.
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Cooking up hot graphics

"It really screams barbecue." That's how Tony Arancio, product buyer at Lechters, Inc., describes the new Cooks Club BBQ line, sold nationally through the Harrison, NJ-based Lechters chain.
Materials Product Brief
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Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Packaging/handling systems

Ram Center (Red Wing, MN) will display robotic machinery for cus-tom-designed packaging and materials handling systems. Applications include PET preform feeding systems, PET preform line balancing, PET bottle bulk palletizing, product case loading and case palletizing.
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Label-Aire: Pallet labeler

A dual-label, two-panel pallet labeler is now available from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA). It's capable of applying two adjacent corner labels (measuring up to 3" W x 5.8" L) on the trailing corner of a moving pallet using only one applicator.
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Food excluded from chemical labeling regs

Finished food products with trace food additives or pesticides should not be included in a globally harmonized system for chemical hazard classification and labeling.
Materials Product Brief
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Bosch Packaging Technology: Band sealer

The CBS-D from Doboy (New Richmond, WI) is a continuous band sealer that works with most tube-style or gussetted pre-made bags. It operates at speeds to 750"/min, depending on film gauge.
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Rare cook-in pack for frozen raw fish

One of the showstoppers at this year's annual Food Marketing Institute show in Chicago was the booth of Carnival Brand-Seafood Co. The Overland Park, KS, firm displayed a wide variety of frozen fish packaged in convenient cook-in bags that let consumers microwave frozen fish and serve it in about five minutes.
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Lansmont Corporation: Packaging web sites

Remember, type http:// in front of each address. Anchor Continental www.anchortape.com Bostik www.bostik.com The Food Institute www.foodinstitute.com Hedwin Corp.
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Plastics packaging for milk reduces waste

Despite a 22% increase in milk consumption within the province of Ontario between 1968 and 1995, the amount of solid waste from milk packaging is down 20%.
Controls Product Brief
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Linear unscrambler

Model NOL linear unscrambler is New England Machinery's (Bradenton, FL) newest design for delivering rigid plastic conveyors from random bulk supply to continuous-motion conveyors at speeds to 650 containers/min, depending on container size.
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Machinery receives 'heavy' emphasis at Pack Expo West (sidebar)

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Custom capper

Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) now offers a capper designed to place snap-on caps on stick-up air fresheners. Uses a vibratory feed bowl and feed track to reach speeds to 150 caps/min.

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