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Bottle unscrambler

Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has eliminated change parts on its Kalisort 150 bottle unscrambler to minimize changeover time to under 2 minutes without tools.
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An automatic card feeder places cards face down over the formed and filled blisters
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All-paper blister pack a reality in U.S.

Sally Hansen nail fortifier from Del Laboratories is one of the first U.S. mass-market applications for an all-paperboard blister pack.
In Sonoco?s pilot production line, seven lanes of canisters are being gently conveyed from the container former/cutter to the pa
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Sonoco's new line produces 'swell' shape

Called a pilot line, Sonoco's new nonround paperboard canister fabricating line at Hartsville, SC, will keep Lipton and others supplied. European forming technology and paper bottom sealing rounds off Lipton's rectangular shape.
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Issue backgrounder

The National Paint and Coatings Assn., Inc. (Washington, DC) has released an issue backgrounder, Packaging Solutions and the Coatings Industry.
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Geared for application

About all Scott Stevenson and Bijan Hosseini knew about sunscreen before they launched Newport Beach, CA-based Solar Gear, Inc., was that the greasy residue it left on their hands after use interfered with their outdoor activities, including surfing, golfing and fishing.
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Gross weigh bagger

The Delta line Series 6128 gross weigh bagger from Bemis Packaging Machinery (Minneapolis, MN) is a two-stage gravity filler that can handle paper, poly, and woven poly bags of all sizes at speeds to 10 bags/min.
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NACD calls cocktail mix bottle 'Finest'

Polypropylene bottle earns top award by providing functionality and contact clarity for cocktail mixes sold for on-premise use. Other easy-to-use containers also won awards, as did containers differentiated by decoration.
Each vf/f/s machine is paired with a volumetric cup filler to crank out bags of berries at about 40/min
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Berry bagging gets better

Northland Cranberries installed eight volumetric fillers and as many vf/f/s machines for its line of branded fresh fruit. Automation increases its case-per-day capacity by 50%.
While the loading area of the automatic palletizer is stationary, its shuttle portion carries as many as five pallets at a time.
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On-line coding paves the way for automatic palletizing

One shuttle palletizer handles cases from five different Blue Diamond almond packaging lines thanks to on-line bar coding and reliable scanners.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Myers Container Corp. (Emeryville, CA) and Container Management Services, a div. of Western Drums, Inc., (Hayward, CA) have merged their reconditioning operations, now known as Container Management Services, LLC.
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Blister system

Hoong-A America (LaPalma, CA) has introduced the Ministar-G7 automatic blister packaging system. It handles a variety of carded blister packs running in medium- to high-speed applications.
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Flexible bag/box

Rovema Packaging Machines (Lawrenceville, GA) will debut a new package style called Stabilo Seal. This flexible bag/box uses a four-corner bag to create a flat-bottom bag with the appearance of a box.
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Nylon resins

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) will present its latest developments in Aclar® moisture barrier films, Capran® cast polyamide films and OxyShield(TM) family of high-oxygen barrier films.
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Lipton restages tea mix packaging

A new high-performance rectangular paperboard canister--featuring revamped graphics--is leading Lipton's sugar-sweetened iced tea mixes in a major makeover.
Great care was taken in designing the thermoform for the sliced varieties so that slices would neatly shingle
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U.K. firm ships Costa Rican fruit via Canadian technology

Unique packaging lets Geest ship fresh-cut pineapplein clear thermoforms to markets not only in the UK but also France and the U.S. Shelf life is 35 days.
Bars discharge from the wrapper six at a time, with three continuing on one right-angled conveyor (above), three on another. Aft
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'Floating pocket' cartoner speeds ice cream novelty output

Ice cream novelty processing/packaging line helps Ingman Foods expand its product offerings in Finland.
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Bulk bag discharger

Spiroflow's (Monroe, NC) new bulk bag discharger with an electric hoist can be used with bulk bags weighing 500 to 3ꯠ lb. Major components are made from welded tubular steel for minimal field assembly and added safety.
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Thermoforming system

Sencorp (Hyannis, MA) will introduced the Series HP 1000 thermoforming system. It features contact heat, forming with cut-in-place capability and stacking.

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