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Reynolds Flexible Packaging: Reynolds Flexible Packaging: Shrink films

Alcoa Flexible Packaging’s Reynolon® Plus Shrink Films uses polymer blend technology, which adds toughness, clarity, gloss, and temperature stability for extra demanding wrapping applications.
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Reynolds Flexible Packaging: Reynolds Flexible Packaging: PVC shrink film

A new 6-page booklet from Alcoa outlines the ways its Reynolon® PVC shrink film can be considered a responsible sustainable packaging choice.
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Reynolds Flexible Packaging: Reynolds Flexible Packaging: Rapid response printing

Alcoa Flexible Packaging is launching its Pouch Express rapid response printing program. Program provides pharmaceutical manufacturers with fine rotogravure printing from the Alcoa Packaging Downing-town Pharmaceutical Packaging Center in small quantities, as little as 3 million sq”, within 6 weeks.
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ALCOA: ALCOA: Plastic closure for dairy products

Alcoa offers the Seal-MAX™ closure that can help prevent leakage in milk containers, yet is easy to open and offers improved tamper evidence. Seal design is ideal for single-serve packages where sealing requirements are more stringent.
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ALCOA: ALCOA: Extreme temperature closures

Alcoa introduces 2 new closures designed to improve the seal integrity of carbonated beverage packaging under extreme temperature “cycling” conditions: the 28-mm Double-Lok XT™ (left) and 28-mm Extra-Lok XT™ (below).
Machine Product Brief
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray inspection

Smiths Heimann Corp./Product Inspection Div. (Alcoa, TN) introduces the Eagle Pack MK2?, a smaller, faster, smarter X-ray inspection system.
Machine Product Brief
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Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: Eagle Product Inspection, formerly Smiths Detection: X-ray food inspection

Smiths Heimann Corp. (Alcoa, TN) has released a ?white paper?-style book explaining X-ray inspection of food. The ?Gray Book?
Controls Product Brief
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Water bottles

Two styles of PET water bottles have been introduced by Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) for the retail water and sports drink market. M- and J-style tall rounds are available in four sizes: 355-mL, 500-mL, 1-L and 1.5-L.
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Capping system

Alcoa Closure Systems (Indiana-polis, IN) has introduced the Intelli-Torq capping system. For use with both lined and linerless plastic closures on glass or plastic bottles, the sys-tem en-sures consistent re-moval torques and proper sealing with a variety of closure/ container combinations.
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Beverage closure

Alcoa Closure Systems' (Indianapolis, IN) Double-Lok® beverage closure is now available in 28- and 38-mm sizes. Single-serve through 3-L sizes are available.
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Hot-fill capper

The Model Y221 capping machine from Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) is a high-speed, hot-fill plastic closure applicator. Suitable for products bottled in steam-filled, high temperature conditions, such as juice.
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Quick-change bottle control parts

In a joint venture with Zepf Technologies of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) has developed quick changeover bottle motion control parts for the beverage industry.