The Avery Dennison Flexis™ Air One-way coffee valve is a pressure-sensitive degassing valve that can be applied at high speeds to flexible or rigid containers of ground or whole bean coffee to increase efficiencies in the coffee roasting and packaging process while improving the freshness of coffee.
The ATEX™ (Automatic Tool Exchange) system from SCA Consumer Packaging was developed in response to studies indicating that the manual heat plate changeover exchange process is the riskiest of all processes involved in running heat sealing equipment.
Ampac Flexibles introduces Flexi 6864, a polyester/foil/heat-seal coated PE for applications such as orthopedic parts, cardio kits, diagnostics, and other heavier medical device/sterile medical disposable items.
Mocon is the sole representative of the HTI-XS Hot Tack Tester from U.K.-based RDM Test Equipment Co. The unit measures strength of heat seal in vf/f/s applications, allowing the user to change the temperature and record results from multiple readings on the same graph.
Curwood has introduced 3 new flexible packaging films for keeping cheese fresh with easy-to-open access and longer shelf life. Curpolene® 7195 for bulk shredded cheese meets demand for enhanced performance on vf/f/s applications while eliminating machinability and barrier issues associated with biaxially oriented nylon.
Butler's Series SP-3 automatic splicer brings our customers non-stop automatic splicing using proven automatic splicing technology with over 99% splice reliability at speeds of up to 350 fpm (1.7 m/s).
Aline Heat Seal offers the E.L.V.I.S. (Entry Level Vacuum Impulse Sealer) designed for the budget conscious. Stainless-steel machine allows the customer to design its own vacuum sealer and select only necessary components.
Print Design and Graphics Limited (Newcastle upon Tyne, England) releases its new ovenboard lid for ready cook meals. Lid seals directly on to CPET food trays, dispensing with the need for a clear film seal and printed oversleeve.
Designed for medical, healthcare, and electronics applications and Class 100 clean rooms, the all-stainless-steel, 24” PW4024 vacuum pouch sealer from PackworldUSA (Nazareth, PA) uses the new RES-400 Series time-temperature controller.
Nucrel® AE resin from DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is said to enhance adhesion to aluminum foil and metallized film when blended into LDPE. Benefits include line-speed increases without sacrificing adhesion to foil; improvement in heat seal and hot-tack performance; and decreased process temperatures for improved taste and odor, as well as reduced emissions.
PFM Packaging’s (Newmarket, Ontario, Canada) brochure describes the Scirocco flow pack servo-assisted horizontal wrapping machine for producing wraps hermetically sealed on 3 sides from a roll of heat seal wrapping material.
UCB Films (Smyrna, GA) believes it has solved the problem of combining good sealability with easy-opening in a single packaging film. Propafilm(TM) RXP, a coated BOPP, can be used to package free-flowing confectionery, snacks and dried products.
The Level Four Data Acquisition system for Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) two-station medical shuttle heat seal machines uses a dedicated computer to display and log all sealing parameters in addition to other package and order identification data.
Heat Sealing Equipment Manufacturing's (Cleveland, OH) new heat seal machine incorporates an L-bar sealer and shrink tunnel into one machine, and takes half the floor space of comparable systems, says the company.
Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced two new options for its 2SM1428 Level Three two-station medical shuttle heat seal machine. Users can now measure sealing temperature at the tray flange for every cavity and view sealing pressure in lb/sq" for each tray sealed.
A new child-resistant foil from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) combines advanced heat seal technology with two-side printing capabilities to create a compliance package specifically suited for OTC drugs and vitamin supplements.
Alloyd's (DeKalb, IL) 2SM1428 Two-Station Medical Shuttle Heat Seal machine offers a high level of operator safety with high production rates. Its large seal area, measuring 14" x 28", is designed for "multiple up" tray sealing.
Alloyd (Booth #620) will introduce its new automatic six-station 6SC1216 Rotary Heat Seal machine. Used for high production runs, this free-standing unit is mechan-ically rated to reach speeds of 10 to 20 cycles/min, depending on shape and style of package.
The R23 Series of high-performance Teflon® p-s heat seal tape from Fluorglas Products Div. of AlliedSignal (Hoosick Falls, NY) is for portion packaging of liquid products including food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
The new 8-12 Rotary Cup Filling Machine from World Cup Packaging (Booth #2811) dispenses 1- to 12-oz plastic cups, accurately fills them at rates between 300 to 2꼀 cups/hr, and applies a plastic or foil tamper-evident heat seal or lid.
New Monosol® PVOH film from Chris Craft (South Holland, IL) has anti-blocking and low friction/low tack properties, as well as an increased heat seal range for faster and easier use by end users and converters.