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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Printing packs a punch

Winners of FPA’s Printing Achievement awards were noted for advances in CTP technology, VOC-free inks, display impact, ‘nuanced color tones’ via gravure printing, and complex distortion printing capabilities.
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FPA honors innovation

Hershey’s pudding packs and technology for self-venting trayed entrees, first commercialized by Smithfield Packing, earn Highest Achievement honors from The Flexible Packaging Assn.’s 2003 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards competition.
DreamPak: Forming for unique packages of cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks
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DreamPak: Forming for unique packages of cheese, neutraceuticals, and snacks

Packaging material is fed from two unwind stands at floor level. Dancer bars help feed the material freely. Before any forming or filling can take place, the two webs must first travel to an overhead level.
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CMD Corporation: Continuous-motion vf/f/s

Operating at speeds to 250 bpm, the CM 300 is a continuous-motion vf/f/s machine that uses independent, dual-rotary sealing jaws. The independent jaws are said to seal a wider variety of bag styles than fixed-jaw designs.
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Sig Doboy Inc: Sig Doboy Inc: Stand-up pouch equipment

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Keene Technology, Inc: Keene Technology, Inc: Automatic splicer for vf/f/s

Designed specifically for packaging applications, the PC Series Packaging Splicer continuously unwinds a web by using 2 roll unwind positions with automatic splicing.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Back from WestPack

The recently completed WestPack show in Anaheim, CA, drew 14긣 visitors to the booths of 562 exhibitors, says show sponsor Canon Communications.
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Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Rovema Packaging Machines L.P.: Vf/f/s machine

Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) introduces a new line of economical baggers. The intermittent-motion Model VPI-260 E is built for a heat seal execution for the production of pillow-style bags.
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Rennco LLC: Hf/f/s machine

Standard 400K unit from Hugo Black is an automatic, compact horizontal form/fill/seal packager capable of producing up to 83 packages/min using centerfolded film.
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George Gordon Assoc., Inc: Vf/f/s for small powder packets

Equipped with a 5-axes servo system, the Model PFS-1000 Powder Filling System fills packets with coffee, sugar, creamer, spices, or other dry powders at rates to 200/min.
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PackML implementations at Pack Expo

Following is a brief round-up of PackML implementations Packaging World editors learned about at Pack Expo:
L to R: Pharmacia's Robert Martell, Elau's Patrik Hug, Norden Pac's Jonas Ewing, and Markem's Fred Putnam.
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Plug-and-pack a reality

A new crop of Plug-and-Pack™ packaging machines promises to simplify integration and facilitate line optimization.
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Horizontal flow wrapper

The Falcon horizontal flow wrapper is available in a single-pack pillow or product-on-edge version and has a product-wrapping capacity of speeds in excess of 150 ppm.
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Pouch f/f/s

The FVU 16/60 D pouch f/f/s machine provides outputs of up to 1귔 4-side sealed sachet pouches/min. With a standard format width of 690 mm (27”), the FVU includes an Allen-Bradley PLC control system for user-friendly operation.

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