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Servo control offers labeling latitude (sidebar)

This is the story of the in-line capper that almost got away. When the Nutrilite Div. of Amway Corp. wanted to double the speed of its vitamin packaging line, management was leaning toward a rotary capper.
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A truly consistent line

With the introduction of Spiderwire® Super Mono fishing line, sports manufacturer Johnson Worldwide Associates decided to streamline the look of its entire Spiderwire product line.
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Hot melt desiccant

From Grace Davison (Baltimore, MD), Flo-Tech(TM) is a hot melt desiccant that is applied directly onto the packaging material, becoming an integral part of the package.
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Graphics figure in

For its new No Nonsense® Great Shapes® line of figure-enhancing hosiery, Kayser-Roth Corp. knew that image was everything. "It's really much more of a premium image," says Dina Dunn, of the Greensboro, NC-based company, referring to the new line.
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Flexible IBC

A flexible intermediate bulk container from Bulk-Pack (W. Monroe, LA) is for packagers of food and chemical products. The CubePak Baffle container is manufactured with a baffle inside each of the four corners to maintain its square shape and allow complete filling from corner to corner, top to bottom, maximizing the utilization of space.
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Stand-up pouch momentum builds worldwide

Innovative shapes and reclosable fitments and zippers were among the more noteworthy advances on display at a two-day stand-up pouch educational clinic sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Dearborn, MI).
Bottles ease onto and off of the filler turret via oversized-diameter starwheels (left), which cut down on splashing associat
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Putting the pressure on faster filling

A unique feeding system on Sweet Ripe Drinks' new pressure filler permits 750-bpm speeds with less glass breakage, higher accuracy and 15-minute changeover.
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New Year's promise: Further packaging advances

There's a better-than-even chance we'll see a surge in packaging advances this year. Packaging developers in a host of segments see the promise of their long labors bearing fruit in 1998.
Near the end of the turret?s rotation, fill nozzles cut off based on the weight recorded from each bottle?s individual load cell
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Grace-and speed-under pressure

Amway's new pressure-netweigh filler increases speed and accuracy for viscous personal care products. Unscrambler offers gentle handling, cuts down on jams and provides 15-minute changeover.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Pharmaceutical checkweighers

Hi-Speed Checkweigher's (Ithaca, NY) TopLine series of checkweighers are designed to meet pharmaceutical manufacturers' needs for accurate checkweighing and gentle handling.
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Mobile receives PE in bulk trucks

At press time, Edison, NJ-based Mobil Polymers was minimizing the impact of December's rail congestion by transporting more of its polyethylene resin via bulk trucks instead of railcars.
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X-ray fill-level inspection

The TapTone (N. Falmouth, MA) Ray Trak fill-level inspection system uses x-ray tube technology to check fill levels in bottles, cans and jars at speeds to 2ꯠ/min.
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Medical device labeling proposal assailed

The Health Industry Manufacturers Assn. (HIMA) doesn't support the draft guidance on medical device labeling developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
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CCL Container: Silver substrate

A silver laminate substrate for use in laminate tubes is available from CCL Container (Chester, PA). The proprietary material has a metallic look with a smooth feel.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc. (Red Bank, NJ) has merged with Hunter Drums Ltd. (Burlington, Ontario, Canada).
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Bass unveils PET/EVOH beer bottle in U.K.

"We scoured the world for the right technology." That's how Bill Dando, director of package development at Bass Brewers in Burton-on-Trent, England, describes the process that led to Bass' recent launch of one beer and one "alcopop" in identical high-barrier plastic bottles.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Corrupad Protective Packaging (Bensenville, IL) has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Cantar/Polyair, Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to sell Corrupad cushioning products in Canada.
Gillette?s new HDPE bottle (right) has an inner PET bottle that?s pleated (top),  surrounded by a rubber sleeve and filled under
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Gillette bets on pressurized plastic bottle

The initial mass-market application of an innovative pressurized dispensing system permits Gillette to offer a shave gel in a plastic container for the first time.

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