Magic Steam™ high-temp film from Bemis Flexible Packaging–Milprint Division is FDA compliant up to 275º, making it suitable for steam-heating a wide variety of meats, meals, vegetable medleys, sauces and more right in the bag.
EarthClear™ PrimaPak, from Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., is a stackable, flexible package with a reclosable lid produced from a single roll of printed film. PrimaPak delivers significant weight savings over traditional packaging.
Cryovac® Rollshrink offers a new packaging capability for processors using the Multivac® R150, R250, or R550 systems and seeking skin-tight appearance of a bag with the loading and productivity efficiency of a rollstock application.
Biodegradable packaging materials from Fusion Concepts are flexible tohelp manufacturers meet their customers' requirements. Available as rollstock to run on Pfankuch’s VP series wrapper, or in a wide variety ofpre-made bag configurations -- peg-able, recloseable and plain -- inlimitless custom sizes, manufacturers are sure to find the solutions theyneed.
Cryovac’s Flat-Sheet Barrier cook-in casing system forms casings in-line from flat rollstock film, eliminating the costly shirring process and drastically reducing interruptions in stuffing to reload casings.
Patented steaming technology which increases ntrient and vitamin retentionreduces cooking time by 50%Convenient, time saving healthier cookingNo puncturing required- product is self venting, a film that breathessuitable for cooking or reheating meats, vegetables, soups, and seafoodeliminates microwave splattering = saved $ in clean upAvailable as lidding/rollstock, formed packages, stand up or flat, zippered or not and reusable zippered consumer at home pouches.
Next evolution in consumer convenience. This packaging can be either boil in bag packaged or microwaved without the need to vent or slit. The material is self venting, breathable made from FDA compliant materials.
Koch has introduced its new Matrix™ Crossweb package labeler, designed to meet or exceed the AMI Sanitary Design Criteria. Capable of being installed on virtually any f/f/s rollstock machine, the labeler features open and easy access combined with angled and rounded surfaces to promote water runoff.
Multivac’s Model R140 rollstock thermoforming system is said to be the smallest system of its kind. Suitable for small product runs, batch runs, and J-I-T manufacturing, the cost-effective R140 is designed especially for packaging food, pharmaceuticals, or medical devices.
Flexicon offers its 2100 rollstock designed for challenging applications and those that require excellent barrier properties. The high-performance structure—polyester/ foil/polyester/polyethylene sealant—provides good moisture, light, and oxygen barriers in demanding product situations.
Exopack is now a licensee of the patented Dimensional FX™ technology for use in the production of wide-web flexible packaging applications. Dimensional FX, developed by UV Color, Inc., is a unique print technology offering the illusion of texture where no texture exists.
Rexam Healthcare Flexibles introduces its line of Core-Peel rollstock for clean peel and particulate-free packaging with more consistent performance over varying operating conditions compared to traditional coated packaging materials, company says.
The Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) Fast-Pack line of filling and closing systems for preformed containers accommodates products including beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household items.
Hooper Engineering (Sarasota, FL) touts the N2500 horizontal f/f/s system as the world’s first Web-enabled packaging machine. It packages food, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and other products into packs formed from rollstock.
A horizontal tf/f/s machine from Multivac (Kansas City, MO) makes blisters and seals them with card or film in one process. The system forms blisters from rollstock and takes roll-fed film, paperboard, or a paper/poly structure, and uses it to make the blister backing.
Kapak Corp. (St. Louis Park, MN) has developed adhesive-laminated rollstock or pre-made bag options for coffee applications. Said to better handle the demanding performance requirements of packaged coffee and to permit more precise control of manufacturing when compared to bag materials made via extrusion lamination.
The 40-lb E-Z Bagger™ from Sharp (Sussex, WI) has been made more portable with an integrated carrying handle. Priced at $1곚, the semiautomatic, tabletop machine seals products in rollstock bags blown open by a fan.
The DF-375 dispenser from Longford (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) cuts and distributes pouches from rollstock at speeds to 250 pouches/min. Often used to dispense oxygen scavengers and desiccants, the machine can handle virtually any pouched product.
Witt Plastics (Greenville, OH) has taken the yield/cost calculator function from its Web site and placed it on a CD-ROM titled “The Witt Yield Advantage.” The tool allows users of plastic sheet and rollstock to calculate cost, yield, size and weight of the product.
Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced Fancy Cut™, a proprietary easy-open packaging system featuring a tear-initiation system. Pre-applied to rollstock in a 7 mm- to 11 mm-W (0.276” to 0.433”) pattern, Fancy Cut provides notchless access to flexible barrier laminations.
A line of forming and nonforming rollstock for the meat processing industry is available from Inovpack (Totowa, NJ). The blown coextruded film contains nylon and DuPont’s (Wilmington, DE) Surlyn® among its 5 proprietary layers.
The stepper-driven Sirius from Harland (Delran, NJ) applies preprinted rollstock labels to a variety of products. Available as an in-line or stand-alone unit, the labeler offers memory for 100 products and accommodates a 400-mm (15.76”) label roll.
Affeldt's automatic counting/bagging machinery for products such as baked breads is distributed by Automatic Packaging (Norcross, GA). The machines first count products by weight or by piece, then align the pieces and bag them at speeds ranging from 166 to 400 pieces/min.
R.A. Pearson's (Spokane, WA) Y1928 bag inserter has been upgraded with a programmable motorized insertion head that replaces the air cylinder inserter on top to conserve 70% more air and shorten the machine by 32".
Comstar's (Streetsboro, OH) PrintPRO Lightning thermal-transfer imprinter offers high-speed (12"/sec) monochrome printing as well as short-run, full-color printing of self-adhesive labels--perforated or from rollstock cut with an optional cutter.
Spinformation® is a patented, single label with two layers from CCL Label (Rosemont, IL). The dual-ply construction allows a user to rotate most of the exterior ply, which includes a clear or open window so that as it's rotated, copy on the stationary base ply is reveal-ed.
Marprint's new labeler from Paragon(TM) (White Bear Lake, MN) prints and applies linerless labels to pallets, cases, cartons or products. Because the rollstock labels do not use a carrier web, there is no leftover material to discard, and rolls contain up to 40% more labels.
For all types of dry and some liquid products, HDG Verpackungsmachinen GmbH (Krten, Germany) presents the HDGpack. Produced from rollstock, this stable new pouch has a seamless rectangular bottom section.
Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee, WI) has been licensed by DuPont to provide a new 1025B Tyvek® for desiccant packaging. Tyvek 1025B is a thin, spun-bonded polyolefin with a base fiber of HDPE that retains a high degree of strength and puncture resistance.
The Autopouch is Action Packaging Automation's (Roosevelt, NJ) new low-profile horizontal form/fill/seal system. It uses rollstock made from a variety of materials to produce filled pouches in sizes up to 18" x 30" at speeds to 40/min.
Union Camp (Wayne, NJ) is now offering metallocene LLDPE film converted into finished bags or rollstock. The metallocene film can be used for heavy-duty shipping sacks, form/fill/seal packaging or bags for frozen products.
Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL) new Integra® Peel LFM laminations incorporate a coextruded blown film as an alternative to a coating as the peelable heat-seal layer for packaging applications involving radiation sterilization.
Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
Southern Packaging and Bottling Machinery (Lawrenceville, GA) has introduced a new horizontal funnel machine that forms pouches from rollstock and fills them with dry mix products, rice, candy, instant oats, pharmaceutical products or small medical devices.
The Acceleron flat-bottom bag system from Triangle Packaging Machinery (Chicago, IL) continually produces gabletop, flat-bottom packages from any supported material, including kraft paper, Mylar®, metallized foils and other product-specific packaging films.
Volpak's S-240 horizontal pouch machine is available from Raymond Automation (Norwalk, CT). Using rollstock, it creates stand-up pouches with a straw inserted inside the pouch instead of affixed on the outside.