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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.
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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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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.
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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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.
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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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Oystar Jones: Stand-up pouch f/f/s

The high-speed Stand-Up Pouch King f/f/s machine from R.A. Jones runs as many as 500 stand-up pouches/min or 3ꯠ linear”/min of packaging material in continuous motion.
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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: F/f/s for cosmetics

The Circle Packaging liquid f/f/s machine is capable of handling high production rates for personal care products such as liquid foundation make-up samples.
Schering-Plough: Blister pack forming/filling for Claritin
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Schering-Plough: Blister pack forming/filling for Claritin

From a feed bowl, tablets are fed into formed blisters via a Cam Pak thermoform/fill/seal system. Once lidding is applied, blister packs move through an inspection station from SEA Vision (represented in the U.S. by Calia Technical Inc.) and then on to a punch station.
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Bar-code barriers

Pharmaceutical companies will wrestle with packaging design and production challenges over the next two years.
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Flexible winners strike gold

Winners of the Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2004 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards demonstrate the impact of technology on the form and function of flexible packaging.
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Heinz shakes foodservice market

In February, H.J. Heinz launched Heinz Fry Shakers dry seasonings throughout much of the United States.
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Parsons Scale Systems: High-speed bagging

Designed specifically for premade, flat-bottom, side-gusset bags, Parson’s high-speed bagging system produces packages at speeds to 75/min. Consists of Worldstar® II combination net weigher integrated with a Duplex “S” bag hanger and “BCX” closing conveyor.

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