Pregis’ EP-Flex™ Renew™ is a high-performance low-density polyethylene air pillow film that is made with up to 50% less resin, 10% recycled content, and contains a proprietary organic additive that accelerates microbial biodegradation, without compromising recyclability.
From Honeywell Specialty Films comes new OxyShield® Plus, a mid-level
oxygen-barrier nylon/EVOH/nylon biaxially oriented film that offers
good resistance to solvents, oils, and greases, as well as good
transparency and gloss, easy printing and lamination, and resistance to
Ball Corp. has expanded its line of recyclable Heat-Tek™ PET plastic bottles for hot-filled beverages to include sizes from 8 to 64 oz. Ideal for juices, teas, sports drinks, vitamin-enhanced water, and other beverages filled at temperatures to 185°F.
igus offers Chainflex® continuous-flex cables designed for installation in Energy Chain® cable carriers. Cables are available in more than 600 sizes and styles, including power and control cables, as well as air hoses, data cables, servo cables, and fiber optic cables.
Weber Marking Systems introduces its Flex-Pack 475 drum label, a pressure-sensitive material that was engineered for petrochemical labeling, and for labeling products that are transported in demanding environments.
DeviceNet Master capability for the GLC2000 Series of all-in-one human-machine interface and controllers is offered by Xycom Automation. The DeviceNet Master module allows the GLC2000 Series to control DeviceNet, a widely used I/O network.
As a replacement for resolvers, Flex-Mount encoders from Danaher Controls are said to provide an easier, more affordable way to improve machine performance and productivity in stepper and servo motor applications.
Pechiney Plastic Packaging (Chicago, IL) introduces a downgauged version of its pizza film. With an approximate 10% top web reduction and 20% bottom reduction, film is said to provide customers greater cost advantages while retaining performance.
The new uni Flex SNB modular conveyor belt system from uni-chains Manufacturing (Reading, PA) is a side-flexing belt designed to replace multiple straight and side-flexing conveyors with a single, interchangeable system that eliminates the need for transfers and dead plates.
Flex Products (Santa Roas, CA) has introduced SecureShift™ pigments. Capable of being incorporated in inks, films, coatings, plastics, or fabrics, these pigments serve as an effective anti-counterfeiting measure for major brands because they’re believed to be impossible to copy and are easy to identify.
MPF from AET Films (New Castle, DE) is a metallized OPP film designed for high-barrier food packaging. The nonsealable biaxially oriented film comprises an aluminum-coated surface with a bonding layer, an OPP core, and a treated bonding layer.
National Starch (Bridgewater, NJ) has published a brochure describing the Duro-Flex® line of flexible laminating adhesives. Described are Duro-Flex SB solvent-based adhesives that exhibit high chemical and heat resistance suitable for high-volume snack packaging; Duro-Flex WB waterborne adhesives having a broad range of performance capabilities; and Duro-Flex SF solvent-free solid adhesives that offer special features to enhance productivity and end-use performance.
EPI Labelers (New Freedom, PA) has introduced a Flex-Pac Labeler™ that integrates to Ishida APEX vf/f/s bagmakers. Applies single-ply or multi-ply, coupon stock or reclosable labels as the bags are being filled.
Designed for integration with Ishida Apex vf/f/s equipment, the Flex-Pac labeler from EPI (New Freedom, PA) applies p-s labels—including coupon, multi-ply and reclosable styles—to fronts or backs of packages.
Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) introduces the Flex+ digital servo control, which includes 15 preset, repeatable moves—set up as incremental, absolute or a mix of the two, as well as a return-to-home position.
Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released a new family of servo and positioning drives: FlexDrive, Flex+Drive and MINTDrive. When matched with Baldor's BSM servo motors, these drives can deliver torques to 366in.-lb and speeds to 7ꯠ rpm.
Polyfibron (Atlanta, GA) offers Flex-Light® BPS(TM) photopolymer plate. It's said to reproduce intricate details at a single-exposure setting for line copy, half-tones or a combination of the two, without masking.
The Lift-O-Flex® 17000 and 19000 Series Ergonomic Lifter lines are available through RonI, LLC (Charlotte, NC). These mobile, light-weight, electrically operated, aluminum-frame lifters can lift, manipulate and transport loads up to 700 lb.
The Flex Print Flexographic web printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) prints on material from all hf/f/s machines. Patented geared "S" wrap drive requires no direct mechanical connection to operate the printer.
Aidlin Automation (Bradenton, FL) will display the new Flex-Pack integrated flexible packaging system. It uses the latest in robotic, vision testing and controls technology to package goods for the consumer products industry.
The 5000 Fume Extractor Arm from Nederman (Westland, MI) has a flanged hood that concentrates its suction power at the source of the pollutant. Captures 100% of the pollutant when placed horizontally within 16" from the workspace.
Flex-E-Wrap from Prompac Industries (Staten Island, NY) is a reusable cushioning material made from recycled kraft paper. It's designed as an environmentally friendly and space-saving alternative to bubble wrap.
Allen-Bradley (Milwaukee, WI) has added four input and output modules, two terminal bases and a communication adapter to its Flex(TM) I/O system, which is a combination I/O and terminal strip unit to save cost and space.