Current issue: May 2015

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.
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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.
Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders
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Clippard: Same-day shipping on many stainless steel cylinders

Clippard Instrument Laboratory has expanded its continuous flow manufacturing process for stainless steel cylinders at the company’s Cincinnati production facility, ensuring that thousands of sizes are guaranteed “Wrapped & Ready” for same-day shipping, and others are available to ship in just 2 to 3 days.
Two-axis delta robot
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Pearson: Two-axis delta robot

Pearson Packaging Systems releases its DTL-2X, a two-axis delta top loader; it is comparable to a gantry loading mechanism in terms of function and cost, but smaller, potentially faster and easier to maintain.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
Innovia's BOPP film for mineral oil barrier
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Innovia: BOPP film for mineral oil barrier

Innovia Films launches Propafilm RCU—its first BOPP film that has been officially proven to provide up to 1.5 years of protection from mineral oil migration.

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