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Retrofit Packages for Existing Machines
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New England Machinery: Retrofit packages for existing machines

New England Machinery announces the availability of ‘Retrofit Packages’ for their existing machines currently in production, which will allow older model machines to take advantage of some of the new technology designs that improve the performance and/or shorten changeover time.
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Thermal transfer overprinter for flexible packaging
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Squid Ink: Thermal transfer overprinter for flexible packaging

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc. offers the SQ-TTO Series of thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), consistent, high resolution print quality for users in a number of industries including food, healthcare, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and more.
Maintenance- and solvent-free product marking
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REA Jet: Maintenance- and solvent-free product marking

REA Jet presents technologies for contact-free, high-resolution marking that allow an excellently readable and durable print on smooth, non-absorbent surfaces; the systems work without solvents and are therefore ideally suited for the food and beverage industries.
Machine vision lighting for industrial applications
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Microscan: Machine vision lighting for industrial applications

Microscan announces the rollout of its new NERLITE Smart Series machine vision lighting product line, developed to provide accurate, repeatable results in a variety of system configurations, with high intensity output, integrated controls, uniform illumination, cool operation, and long lifetimes.
High-speed, all-servo vertical cartoner
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PMI Cartoning: High-speed, all-servo vertical cartoner

The versatile VL family of vertical top-load cartoners from PMI Cartoning can run at speeds exceeding 1,000 cartons/min. and can handle multiple applications such as confectionery, food and beverage, pet foods, nutritional, pharmaceutical as well as health and beauty products.
Conveyor system for metal detectors
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Thermo Scientific: Conveyor system for metal detectors

A new conveyor system for metal detectors has been designed to improve reliability, decrease maintenance and reduce the total cost of ownership for processors of dairy, snacks, meat, poultry, seafood, bakery and prepared foods.
Turnkey retrofits of live-roller conveyors
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Regal: Turnkey retrofits of live-roller conveyors

Regal Power Transmission Solutions is introducing a new turnkey retrofit program that transforms live-roller conveyors for sustainable, high-uptime performance; the company provides single-source or à la carte capabilities for on-site evaluation, consulting, layout design, validation and installation.
Capsule weight control system
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MG America: Capsule weight control system

MG America offers the on-board MultiNETT Weight Control System, which continuously calibrates to improve production processes in real time, making it the market’s most accurate to date for capsule manufacturing lines.
Materials Product Brief
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Michelman: Two DigiPrime primers for HP digital

Michelman introduces HP-recommended DigiPrime 050 and 060 primers formulated for the HP Indigo 20000 and 30000 digital presses.
Farris Flavored Water with recyclable p-s labels
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Constantia Flexibles: Recyclable pressure-sensitive labels

Constantia and Spear introduce p-s labels compatible with PET bottle recycling.
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VariBlend: Dual-dispensing 30-ml PET bottle

VariBlend adds to its on-the-go, custom-blending, dual-dispensing range with a new Sonoco 30-ml PET bottle and new 40-mm dispenser with secure locking design.
RPC's rigid 5-liter container for solvent-based products
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RPC: Rigid 5-liter solution for solvent-based products

RPC Containers launches a 5-liter co-extruded blow- molded jerrycan specially designed for the chemicals and solvents market, featuring a nylon barrier material that prevents the migration of solvents and a 38-mm tamper-evident cap.
Clariant: ColorForward 2016
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Clariant: ColorForward 2016 forecast unveiled

Clariant celebrates the 10th anniversary of its color forecasting guide for the plastics industry with the release of ColorForward 2016, featuring hot trends that include “Liquid Minds” and “Work It Girl.”
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Sun Chemical: Digital aftermarket inks for North America

Sun Chemical introduces Streamline OEM-Compatible digital aftermarket inks to North America, designed specifically for use in wide-format printers that use high-quality solvent-based inks.
Toray's Lumilid film
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Toray: Bio-based, solvent-free lidding films

Toray Plastics (America) introduces Lumilid dual-ovenable films made of sustainable resin blends.
Tekni-Plex EdgePull seal liners
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Tekni-Plex: Low peel-force induction seals

Tekni-Plex introduces EdgePull induction seals with lower peel force for consumers.
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Uncoated recycled board for digital presses

Sonoco’s EcoTect becomes first uncoated recycled board to be certified for HP Indigo specifications.
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Flint Group: Over-printable opaque white rotary screen ink

An upgraded version of Flint Group Narrow Web’s CombiWhite improves printer safety; the C3 version is easily over-printable on all types of substrates.

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