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TE pails

The EZ Cover(TM) by Ropak (Fullerton, CA) features a TE tear tab and peel strip for rigid plastic pails that can be removed without tools. Available for Ropak's square and round pails, with or without a flowed-in gasket.
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Upscale dressings get Olympic treatment

When athletes sit down to eat at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, they may encounter Olympic 'gold' decorating on the sauce bottle they pour.
Improvements in materials and machines helped Kraft Canada reduce leakers on zippered cheese packs
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Team effort builds a better zipper

Continuous Improvement Teams at Kraft Canada wouldn't rest until the leaker rate on the firm's zippered reclosable cheese packs was firmly under control.
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Recycled paperboard

James River's (Milford, OH) Pacesetter® line of coated paperboard is made from 100% recycled content and comes in a caliper range from .016 to .026, either newsback or whiteback.
Controls Product Brief
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Bulk net weigher

The AEF-25 automatic linear net weigher from Weighpack Systems (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) works with a wide variety of bulk products, including solids, granulars and powders.
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Coke plays the nostalgia card with Sprite, too

If at first you do succeed, go retro again.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt/Medipak div. (Sarasota, FL): Rick Lidington, vp cartoners and systems; Dennis Calamusa, vp pouch packaging systems; Roland Kahlmann, vp Ho/oonsel Tevopharm systems; Manfred Becker, vp of Medipak systems.
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Two-color tube printer

The Model 6076T-2C flexographic tube printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) is designed for automatically printing and striping paper tubes and cylinders.
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Skin packaging resin

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® HP 2000 is a new ionomer resin engineered for skin packaging large, heavy objects for visual carded display.
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Desiccant cartridge

The Adsormat(TM) desiccant cartridge from United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) reduces waste and simplifies cleaning of drums, tanks and intermediate bulk containers.
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Ink coder

Sprinter Marking (Zanesville, OH) has announced a modified version of its ink code-marking machines. The Model 44 EH 1, with an extended 1" head for marking in recesses, can mark a double line approximately 1/3 the way around a 7/16" diameter rubber tube.
In the packer, four jugs are being pushed onto the case blank before it?s folded and glued
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Arcadia takes major step in production

Juice and drink bottler upgrades case packing for high output, even outstripping what its palletizer can handle. A new palletizer is on the list; so is improved bottle feeding.
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8,600 canned hams recalled

Small glass shards found in two hams, one in Iowa, one in Wisconsin, prompted F.D.L. Foods, Inc., Dubuque, IA, to voluntarily recall 8길 3-lb canned hams.
At the company?s Aurora, IL, Center for Customer Satisfaction, Weyerhaeuser?s Dick Warrick stands at the control panel of a vibr
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LTL shipments can now take performance packaging route

Users of performance-based Rule 180 for less-than-truckload shipments may face some obstacles. But opportunities exist to reduce transit damage and please customers.
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Will UnPET expand supply of RPET?

Packagers worrying about the availability of recycled polyethylene terephthalate resin will likely be encouraged by the announcement last month that a new process for recycling post-consumer PET has been developed by United Resource Recovery Corp.
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Beyond the 'pail'

Regulatory reformers on Capitol Hill are fond of citing ludicrous examples of government agencies attempting to regulate away every potential problem. Sometimes these stories are apocryphal.
Materials Product Brief
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Tf/f/s blister machine

The CP-300 tf/f/s blister packager from Klockner Medipak (Clearwater, FL) is a low- to medium-speed machine specifically designed for multi-product pharmaceutical applications.
Clay-coated newsback cartons have replaced SBS board for Pilling Weck1s line of disposable medical devices. The new cartons, so
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Folding carton changes rescue medical products maker

Changing from preprinted SBS to clay-coated newsback with labels printed and applied in-house saves Pilling Weck between 25 and 30% in material costs while halving carton inventory.

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