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Shaping technology injects market excitement in metal cans

Until a couple of years ago, American packagers using cans seemed satisfied with the straight sidewall profile and functionality of most metal cans. The cans were strong, easy to fill and seam, and offered a number of labeling, case packing and stacking options.
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Controls Product Brief
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Skin packaging and die-cutting

The EZ-Skin/Trim Combo from Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) combines a skin packaging line with hydraulic die-cutting in one space-saving frame. The machine operates hydraulically and does not require an external air supply.
Materials Product Brief
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Corporate overview

Astro Valcour, Inc. (Glen Falls, NY) offers a complete overview of its protective packaging capabilities in its new color brochure. The brochure highlights AVI divisions that produce products such as protective foams, cushioning, shipping mailers and packaging systems for industrial packaging distributors.
Controls Product Brief
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Auger filler

The Servo 3000 auger filler from Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) uses a patent-pending "sliding key" auger adapter shaft to remove auger screws for changeovers without tools.
Five Mini Meals are manually loaded into a chipboard ?boot? and overwrapped in film for multipack sales
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Vend packs turn to new materials for new markets

Designed initially for vending sales, a new material blend permits skin-packed frozen Mini Meals for microwave heating to expand into diverse outlets.
Materials Product Brief
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Tabletop carton/card printer

Model 1016A tabletop carton/card printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) flexographically prints text, bar codes or variable information onto flat cartons or cards measuring up to 10" x 10".
Materials Product Brief
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Disposable tote drain

The EZ-Drain from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a TE valve system that permits complete product evacuation of the company's EZ-Bulk tote system.
Materials Product Brief
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Bag leak tester

The Pouch Integrity Tester from Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) is a bag integrity testing machine developed for the fresh vegetable industry.
The bowl?s ?foot? not only enables the package to stand nicely in a refrigerated display, it also keeps the cheese or meat as cl
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Bowling them over in the produce aisle

The latest innovation from Tanimura & Antle is a line of single-serve fresh-cut salads packed in a thermoformed bowl. Refrigerated shelf life is two weeks.
Materials Product Brief
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Materials handling video

FlexLink Systems Co. (Bethlehem, PA) has released a 40-min video for materials handling professionals that addresses design and production questions.
Materials Product Brief
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Self-venting pouch

A new, patented self-venting stand-up pouch from Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) permits microwave heating of liquid or high-moisture products. It consists of a peelable strip sealed inside the top of any standard stand-up pouch.
Several pack and sauce varieties have helped Burns? retail customers regain market share from fast food outlets
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Film pack launches sub sandwich in Canada

Printed film replaces a manually applied label for Burns Meats' EZee Sub sandwich meat packs, saving 50% in combined material and labor costs.
Materials Product Brief
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In-line screw cappers

Two new in-line screw capping machines from The New Resina Corp. (Brooklyn, NY) have received USDA listings for food packaging operations. Designed for medium-speed applications, the NRC-30-HES-MP can apply caps at speeds to 150 containers/min.
The rebuilt cartoner and a modified bottle loader (above) enabled Chattem to almost double its package output. The new PamprinÂ
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Preventive medicine for pharmaceutical producer

CPSC regulations caused pharmaceutical manufacturer Chattem, Inc., to update packaging for its menstrual pain relief products. Line changes included a rebuild-instead of a purchase-of a cartoner to help expedite the switch.
Materials Product Brief
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Anti-stat conveyor for f/f/s

Easy-to-operate vertical form/ fill/seal machines from KEY-PAK Machines (Lebanon, NJ) have anti-static exit conveyors to permit the passage and safe grounding of static electrical charges created by sliding surfaces in the packaging of foods and beverages in metallized plastic film.
Materials Product Brief
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Sterilization indicators

Custom Printing Inks (San Diego, CA) has introduced three new steam sterilization indicators for flexographic applications. Color changes indicate the completion of a sterilization cycle.
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Custom chemical labels

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) offers p-s label stock for chemical labeling applications such as drum identification. Labels can be customized to withstand most environments, or given a UV-resistant coating to meet OSHA regulations.
Scimed?s color thermal-transfer-printed label is virtually indistinguishable from its previous preprinted label, shown at right
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Thermal-transfer goes four-color process

Scimed Life Systems uses up its $250ꯠ preprinted label stock inventory in favor of on-demand high-quality four-color process thermal-transfer printing. Label stock changeover drops from 20 per shift to just over one.

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