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Flex America Inc: Closures

Rexam’s Flex-Loc Jr. closure is compatible with the standard short height 28-1881 neck finish for carbonated beverages.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Ethernet cables

TURCK’s Cat 5e Ethernet cables are gigabit capable and incorporate flexlife® high-flex cable jackets.
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Flex America Inc: Customized valve solution

Ross' customized valves created and tested by ROSS/FLEX® specialists can produce simple, easy-to-troubleshoot and maintain valve systems.
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Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Universal Labeling Systems, Inc: Round product labeling system

The R321 round product labeling system from Universal Labeling Systems includes the SL1500 stepper driven label applicator.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Biodegradable void fill

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.
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Kliklok-Woodman: Kliklok-Woodman: Vf/f/s bag maker

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Flex America Inc: Panel-less hot-fill PET

Constar's Vertical Compensation Technology™ (VCT™) produces PET containers using an innovative, panel-less hot-fill technology.
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Graphic Packaging Corporation: Graphic Packaging Corporation: Cartoner

Graphic Packaging Intl. will feature its new Quik-Flex® G3 fully enclosed cartoner designed for optimum high-speed in-line packing of beverage, food, and consumer products.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Leak tester for pouches

The VeriPac 325/D from PTI Inspection Systems is a nondestructive leak tester for foil barrier pouches and poly peelable chevron-designed pouches.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: Semi-automatic stretch wrappers

Orion has introduced the first 2 models of its new Flex Series semi-automatic turntable stretch-wrapping machines, the Flex HPD (High Profile Deluxe) and Flex LPD (Low Profile Deluxe).
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Honeywell Specialty Materials: Honeywell Specialty Materials: Oxygen-barrier films

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 flex cracking.
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Orion Packaging Systems: Orion Packaging Systems: Stretch wrappers

Orion’s Flex HPD (High Profile Deluxe) and Flex LPD (Low Profile Deluxe) stretch wrappers feature 5,000 lb. load capacity, 14 RPM turntable, 260% film delivery, and electronic film tension.
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Flex America Inc: Industrial flex picker

The IRB 340 FlexPicker™ from ABB is suitable for applications where objects need to be moved
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: High-flex cable

After continued testing of its flexlife®-10, high-flex cable that guaranteed 10 million cycles of
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Multiprofile timing belts

BRECOflex now offers steel, stainless steel, and Kevlar®-reinforced timing belts in a variety of injection-molded profiles.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Conveying PVC cards

BRECOflex’s newly developed Hytrel® HT Elastic 40+ Silicone belt is designed to position and convey PVC cards in card printers, card readers, and card handling devices, avoiding any slippage.
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Flex America Inc: Flexible conveyor belt

Now available from uni-chains Mfg. is the uni Flex ONE, a side-flexing, plastic modular belt with pinless design for strength and reliability.
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Lachenmeier Inc: Lachenmeier Inc: Stretch hood packaging

Lachenmeier will display its Power Flex stretch hood machine.
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Flex America Inc: Rotogravure printing paper

M-Real has introduced Simcastor Flex, a versatile paper for flexible packaging, specially developed for demanding rotogravure packaging.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Straw Placing

The Straw Placing System is specified for various size straws, i.e., 0.25" diameter by 8" long. The system may be set up for flex straws. The maximum length is 10".
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: High-speed bag labeler

EPI offers the new PLC Servo Flex-Pac Labeler for higher-speed bagmakers. Easy to set up and operate, labeler features customizable capacity based on specific bagmakers and corresponding operations.
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Oden Corporation: Oden Corporation: Liquid filling

Oden’s fully automatic Servo/Fill® Modular Liquid Filling System allows packagers to use the integrated system fillers to suit their specific packaging needs.
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Delkor Systems, Inc: Delkor Systems, Inc: Delkor Systems, Inc: Case/tray loader

Now available from Delkor is the Flex-Loader™, a value-priced system that accommodates a variety of products with easy changeover from RSC cases to 4-sided trays to Tray-Pak® and Spot-Pak® packages.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Printed RFID antennas

Precisia LLC has launched FleX Wing[tm], a low-cost printed RFID antenna using conductive ink.
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Honeywell Specialty Materials: Honeywell Specialty Materials: Moisture-barrier film

Honeywell has launched Aclar® Flex moisture barrier film, specially designed for flexible medical packaging applications, including overwraps, pouches, and lidding.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Heat-set PET

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.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Continuous flex cables

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.
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Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Nercon Engineering & Mfg. Inc: Self-adjusting accumulator

The Flex Flow Accumulator from Nercon automatically adjusts to the changing pace of production flow, ensuring continuous flow throughout the conveyor section.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Robotic pick-and-place

Flex-Picker™ robot systems from LoeschPack are specially designed to meet high demands, especially for the primary packaging of confections and cookies.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Drum label material

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.
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Xycom Automation: Xycom Automation: Master module

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.
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Danaher Motion: Danaher Motion: Motor feedback encoders

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.
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Pechiney Plastic Packaging: Pechiney Plastic Packaging: Pizza film

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.
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uni-chains Manufacturing Inc: uni-chains Manufacturing Inc: Modular conveyor belt

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.
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Signet Marking Devices: Signet Marking Devices: Thermal-transfer ribbons

Signet Marking Devices (Costa Mesa, CA) introduces on-demand printing with its new line of Flex-temp thermal-transfer ribbons for use on paper, films, and other substrates.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Materials: Anti-counterfeiting pigments

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.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Metallized OPP film

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.
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Weber Packaging Solutions: Weber Packaging Solutions: Label printer/applicator

Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) introduces its Model 5200 Series, a label printer/applicator designed, engineered, and built exclusively by Weber.
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National Adhesives: National Adhesives: Adhesives brochure

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.
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Conflex Packaging Inc: Conflex Packaging Inc: Equipment data sheets

Three data sheets from Conflex (Milwaukee, WI) describe E-250 A automatic L-sealers, AdvantEdge™ 160 continuous-motion side-seal wrappers, and Servo-Flex™ 160 hf/f/s wrappers.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Bottle transporter

Goldco’s (Loveland, CO) Flex Glide™ PET bottle conveyor uses neck support rings instead of belts or air to move bottles upright though production lines.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Wood fiber composite

Teel Plastics (Baraboo, WI) extrudes a wood fiber polymer composite for the cosmetics industry. It is said to provide material characteristics that cannot be attained using a traditional wood product.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Motion control brochure

Baldor (Fort Smith, AR) has released an 8-page, brochure describing its new family of brushless servo controls, including FlexDrive™, Flex+ Drive™ and MintDrive™.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Vf/f/s labeler

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.
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B.A.G. Corp.: B.A.G. Corp.: Alternative to drums

Octagon-shaped Flex-Drum® containers have been introduced by Composit Container Co. (Dallas, TX) as an alternative to 55-gal steel or fiber drums.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Labeler for vf/f/s machines

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.
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CDF Corporation: CDF Corporation: Drum and pail liner

CDF (Plymouth, MA) announces a new LDPE drum and pail liner that incorporates an anti-static agent. Available in 5- to 55-gal sizes. The liner has good tensile strength and resists flex cracks.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Servo control

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.
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Baldor Electric Company: Baldor Electric Company: Servo and positioning drives

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.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Photopolymer plate

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.
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Rollguard Products: Rollguard Products: Rollguard Products: Ergonomic lifter

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.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Pressure-sensitive labeler

EPI's (New Freedom, PA) Flex-Pac Labeler(TM) is designed to integrate with Sandiacre packaging equipment used widely in the frozen food, produce and candy markets.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Flexo printer

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.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Modular conveyor system

Simpli-Flex(TM) is a modular conveyor system from Crown Simplimatic (Lynchburg, VA). Its conveyor components can be mixed and matched to meet diverse manufacturing and packaging line requirements.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Vibratory conveyor

Meyer Machine's (San Antonio, TX) Magne-Flex L(TM) vibratory conveyor is suitable for the horizontal movement of raw and finished pharmaceutical materials.
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Laminated tube decorating

Flex Foils process from Teledyne Packaging (Chester, PA) allows tube designers to decorate plastic and foil laminate tubes with hot foil stamping. It's available in a variety of metallic colors.
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Skin packaging film

Flex-O-Glass (Chicago, IL) has developed a coextruded film for skin packaging called MS78-CXO1. Made of the company's Sur-Flex®, a DuPont Surlyn®-based film, the coextruded film has a non-wet finish.
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Integrated packaging system

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.
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Printer for f/f/s machines

The Flex Print compact in-line printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) measures 16" W x 18" H, for easy integration with most hf/f/s machines, including Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, and Mahaffy & Harder.
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PVDC-coated paper

Designed for dry food applications, new non-foil PVDC-coated paper from American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has a moisture vapor transmission rate of .03 g/100 sq"/24 hr/100° to 90° RH.
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Fume extractor arm

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.
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P-s label material

Flex-Lyte p-s label material from Weber Marking (Arlington Heights, IL) is suitable for a variety of applications and can be recycled with stretch wrap and shrink wrap.
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Cushioning material

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.
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Case packer

The Model 4500 Flex Packer case packer from Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems (Clear-water, FL) can run multiple products and case sizes with minimal changeover time.
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Additions to I/O system

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.