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Film properties benefit Sengewald in Germany

Appearance, tear resistance, and peel properties are key benefits of a top film web used for thermoformed packs of surgical drapes and gowns sold primarily in Europe.
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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.
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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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
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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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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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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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