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Cornstarch bottling from scratch and on a budget

 A new line at ACH Food Co. relies on rebuilt machinery.
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CREATING ORDER. One project, for a powdered household cleanser, begins on APCO Packaging's U-shaped packaging line with manual d
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Packer/manufacturer blends quality into every service

Testing and analysis are hallmarks of the approach at APCO Packaging. ‘The decision is theirs to make,’ the company president says of his customers. ‘But the process is ours.’
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Industry watch

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All-Fill's Jack Jones' untimely death

It is with great sadness that All-Fill announces the death of its Vice President of Sales, Mr. Jack H. Jones.
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Field specifying form for checkweighers

Alpha Checkweighers is a designer and manufacturer of checkweighers and checkweighing equipment for virtually every application. The pharmaceutical, food, chemical, cosmetic, and electronic industries are all supported. See what options are available for you in this field specifying form from Alpha Checkweighers, an All-Fill company.
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Combating product separation, contamination

Seasoning blends and dry mix specialist installs easy-to-clean flexible screw conveyors for more efficient product delivery to filling lines.
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Industry Watch

 
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Flexible filler doubles pack speeds

Dual-head auger filling system with integrated checkweigher easily adapts to different powder density, humidity, and temperature conditions.
Douglas Bengtson
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People

ISO Poly Films, Inc. announced key organizational changes to support its growth efforts. Douglas Bengtson joined ISO as vp of sales; Don Tesner, CPA, as CFO; and Charles Lee, PE, as plant engineer.
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Companies

Weber Marking Systems announced that its subsidiary company, Tape & Label Engineering, will be consolidated as a Weber label manufacturing facility.
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Achievements

–All-Fill (Exton, PA) unveiled a new corporate logo on the occasion of its 33-year anniversary. See it at www.all-fill.com.
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Supplier news: Achievements

All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Set-up cartons convey in two lanes (above and inset) from left to right past a control panel toward the auger filling system (a
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Filling in a Jiffy

Chelsea Milling's new dual-lane auger filling system produces 20 boxes/min more than the filler it replaced while cutting in half the amount of giveaway of Jiffy baking mix.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

All-Fill, Inc.'s (Exton, PA) checkweighing div. is now called Alpha Checkweighers.
Kyle McMullen (above), president of Newhall Coffee Roasting Company, also serves as packaging engineer and machine operator for
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
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Supplier news: Achievements

PMMI has elected its 1998 officers: Fred C. Erler (Nordson Corp.), chairman; Robert S. Potdevin (Potdevin Machine Co.), vice chairman; Rich Kalich (Imtec, Inc.), secretary-treasurer; Barry W.
J.R. Simplot?s Martin Greenbank (below left) and distributor representative Bob Scott make an adjustment to the checkweigher con
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J.R. Simplot weighs accuracy's advantages

Checkweighers improve accuracy by 75% on cases containing bagged frozen french fries for foodservice.
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Aquaprin pouch doubles as a cup

When Health Corp. of Rocky Mount, NC, launched Aquaprin aspirin pain reliever/antacid late last year, it wanted a pouchstock rigid enough to let consumers mix the powdered product with water right in the pouch and then use it as a drinking cup.
With its new twin-head filling system (left), Mid-Florida Mining can more evenly blend cat   litter and scented crystals. Both
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Twin-auger filler is pick of the litter

Automated filling and capping of jugs containing cat litter helps Mid-Florida Mining reduce giveaway by 83% and labor costs by 45%. Increased efficiency helps push new product offerings and increase sales.
Ontario Foods was one of the first to use these automatic rotary cup feeders (above), which drop fresh columns of cups into th
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Soup cups go private label

An automated rotary cup feeder is a first on Ontario's sophisticated five-station filling line. The firm is targeting a whole new category in the private label business.