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Liners on a roll

Custom Packaging Systems (Manistee, MI) is now offering form-fit bulk liners on a roll. Liners come in assorted sizes, gauges and barrier films. Spout length and diameter are designed to the customers' specifications with one or both spouts sealed.
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Applications news

Delaware-based Greif Bros. will expand its blow-molded industrial plastic container business from 55-gal drums to 275-gal intermediate bulk containers. By the third quarter of this year, it will take delivery on a blow molding machine made by Rikutec in Alternkirchen, Germany.
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Plastic drum

Florida Drum (Harrisburg, NC) has added a 15-gal size to its line of plastic drums. The Delta Drum 15 is designed to replace users' DOT 34-marked 15-gal drums, which can no longer be used in shipping, says the company.
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Chemical packaging plant explodes

An explosion followed by a fire at a chemical packaging plant in West Helena, AR, killed three firefighters and caused the governor to declare a state of emergency as the area was evacuated due to toxic fumes.
Materials Product Brief
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Packaging foam

In response to recently established federal restrictions on the flammable content of foams, Sentinel Products (Hyannis, MA) has developed GH(TM)NE PE foam.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Caraustar Industries, Inc. (Austell, GA) and Paccess (Portland, OR) formed an equally owned joint venture to manufacture and sell paperboard tubes and cores in the Northwest U.S.
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Machine vision system

Sharp Digital Information Products (Irvine, CA) has developed a new machine vision system that does color inspection and tracking at speeds to 2꼀 parts/min.
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Temperature-sensitive film for fresh produce

Apio Inc. Value Added Group of Guadalupe, CA, is among the first companies to use a new technology for fresh-cut produce packaging. Developed by Landec (Menlo Park, CA), the Intellipac(TM) technology is based on an unusual "side chain crystallizable" polymer having an internal "temperature switch." At elevated temperatures, when respiring produce needs more oxygen, the polymer becomes more permeable, allowing the necessary oxygen in.
Controls Product Brief
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Bag and pouch making

GN Packaging Equipment (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada): Medical pouch machines, GN26MP and GN36MP, produce pouches from webs to 26" and 36" widths, respectively.
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Applications news

Cranston, RI-based medical and electronics packaging designer Alga Plastics has purchased new thermoforming equipment from Armac Industries, a sister company of Sencorp Systems (Hyannis, MA).
Materials Product Brief
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Bag and pouch making

FMC (Green Bay, WI): M-450 winder continuously produces interleaved bags or bags on a roll, from rollstock or an in-line film extruder when combined with the company's rotary-motion bag machine.
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Sara Lee launches MAP-packed Bragels

Modified atmosphere packaging that gives filled bagels a seven-day non-refrigerated shelf life may provide another reason why nobody doesn't like Chicago-based Sara Lee®.
Tom Connelly (above) stands on a catwalk over the discharge station of the #10 press as four-color process-printed watermelon bi
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Chairman of the printed board

Connelly Containers has what it believes is the largest flexo/folder/gluer/stitcher in the world. Four-color process printing can be done directly on triple-wall corrugated board.
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Chairman of the printed board (sidebar)

Corrugated imitates plywood
Materials Product Brief
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Returnable bulk container

The Auto-Flow from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a patented, collapsible, returnable bulk container with a unique spring-loaded bottom for total product evacuation.
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Matrix finds 'suede' takes special handling (sidebar)

Additional winners include:
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Blister forming/cartoning

The Compacker 1200-Pacliner 3000 (CP1200-P3000) from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) is designed for high-production blister packaging operations requiring no-tool changeover.
As soon as the operator begins wrapping a product with a kraft paper cushioning pad, the converting machine is ready with anothe
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Glassmaker converts paper into savings

Kraft cushioning drops material costs by 60% and speeds throughput for manufacturer of delicate glass lamps and vases.

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