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Inline-applied slider-closure first

REPORTING FROM PACK EXPO: Sargento Foods is the first commercial user of Pactiv's Hefty® Slide-Rite® closure system on a form/fill/seal package.
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After 18 months of development the slider closure from Pactiv (Lake Forest IL) is applied to flexible pouches of cheese on a horizontal form/fill/seal machine at Sargento Foods Plymouth WI. Existing horizontal f/f/s equipment was retrofitted to apply the Slide-Rite slider closure.

The retrofit unit is mounted between the unwind stand and the folding board on the f/f/s unit. The slider is applied onto the track termination strips are applied on both ends of the track and assembled track is applied onto the film. Reportedly registration tolerance of +/- 1/64” was achieved.

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