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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Rising machinery shipments show promise

Packaging machinery shipments in the United States reached $4.889 billion last year, an $82 million (or 1.7%) increase from 2002, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 10th Annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
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Continuous motion vf/fs machine

PACK EXPO ; Rovema offered the VPL-400, its latest generation of continuous motion vf/f/s machines at Pack Expo 2004. Linear motor drive technology works on the principle of the magnetic train.
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PACK EXPO Video: V5100 vf/f/s baling system

PACK EXPO : Taylor Products showed its V5100 vf/f/s baling system at its booth at Pack Expo International 2004 this week in Chicago. See video clip of this machine
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PACK EXPO Video: Infinity Series 3-D accumulator

PACK EXPO : Garvey introduces its Infinity Series 3-D accumulator at Pack Expo 2004 in its booth located at N-3813.See video clip of this machine
Robert M. Kimmel (left) and W. Scott Whiteside cut the ribbon at the opening of Clemson's Center for Flexible Packaging.
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Clemson opens center for flexible packaging

In October, Clemson University’s Department of Packaging Science officially opened CEFPACK, a new center for research, development, evaluation, and application of advanced materials and packages.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: In-line printing

Automated Packaging Systems offers its Autobag PI 412cw Prism high-speed printer for two-sided printing of bags in-line with the company’s Autobag bagging systems.
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U.S. shipments for packaging machinery rise in 2003; exports increase by 33%

PMMI study predicts growth in future buying activity; record back log of $1.3 billion.
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Vf/f/s system for tube packs

Ropak offers the new version of the Stickpack vf/f/s with higher production rates and lower material costs attained by producing tubular pouches that use less material.
Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes
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Grate Chef: Four-station rotary poucher for grill wipes

Packaging is done 2-up at a rate to 30 pouches/min on a four-station MFG Inc. pouching machine located at contract packager Packaging Division Inc. in Northlake, IL.
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2004 DuPont Award Winners

Picked from 104 entries from around the world, here are the winners of the 17th DuPont Awards Competition honoring innovation in packaging.
A next-generation hf/f/s machine operates at faster cycle speeds than its predecessor.
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Productive pouching

Rotary servo gear motor boosts productivity of hf/f/s pouch machines.
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Pack Expo visits lead to purchases

Representatives from both a Heinz division and a well known California winery both found the servo-based equipment they needed at Pack Expo International 2002.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials
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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp.: Wrapping, stacking and pouching of carded vials

Vials in card form are stacked and then pouched via a Sinlon S.L. Package Machine flow wrapper, represented in the U.S. by Marpak. After precise weighing on a Hi-Speed Checkweigher machine to confirm pouch counts, the pouches travel on a conveyor section to where they are manually inspected before cartoning.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Continuous motion vf/f/s

Rovema offers its latest generation of Continuous Motion vf/f/s machines developed with modern servo linear motor technology. This technology eliminates all oil-filled gears in the motor, making the machine maintenance and wear and tear free as well as environmentally friendlier than previous models.
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Greydon Inc: Greydon Inc: Medical device packaging system

TiroBreathe is a patent-pending medical device packaging system introduced by Tiromat Medical Packaging. Unlike medical device packs that use a porous material throughout the top lidding to accommodate Eto sterilization, TiroBreathe incorporates only a small “window” or “vent” of porous material for sterilization.

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