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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Zip-Pak: Zip-Pak: Zip-Pak: Slider for thermoforms

The Zip-Pak® Slider from Minigrip/Zip-Pak (Manteno, IL) is now available for thermoformed packaging applications. Providing convenience for resealable meat packages, the Slider is designed for in-line application, working with existing thermoform/fill/seal equipment.
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Thiele Technologies, Inc A Division of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc: High-speed bagger

Thiele’s (Minneapolis, MN) UltraStar bagging system packs 20 to 110 lb of product into multiwall and plastic bags at speeds to 30 bpm. System provides automatic discharge of unsatisfactory bags and quick, tool-free changeover.
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Norwood Marking Systems: Thermal printer

The Jaguar II ThermalPak™ printer from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL) uses up to six thermal heads for printing variable information onto several packages at once, at speeds to 250 mm (9.85”)/sec.
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Pactiv: Slider pouch maker

Pactiv’s (Lake Forest, IL) Hefty Slide-Rite Model SR-202 pouch-making machine offers licensees the benefits of integrating the slider closure onto pre-made bags with a stand-alone machine.
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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Traversing printing system

The compact EasyPrint II MLP Direct Thermal Traversing System moves on a linear rail to code up to 30 packages in a single pass. From Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ), the system prints an area up to 5” in width for coding and bar-code printing on Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, Doyen Medipharm machines, and all hf/f/s machinery.
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Ilapak, Inc: Stand-up bagmaker

Ilapak’s (Newtown, PA) Vegatronic 2000 v/f/f/s machine for the first time will produce a stand-up, Doy-style pouch. The machine produces a true hermetically-sealed stand-up bag with gusseted bottom and full graphics on front and rear panel.
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Multivac Inc: Horizontal tf/f/s

Multivac (Kansas City, MO) offers R550-Soluform, a new horizontal tf/f/s system configured specifically for water-soluble packaging such as laundry detergents, concentrated cleaning products, fertilizers, pesticides, and medical/pharmaceutical applications.
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Bag closing machine

WEB EXLUSIVE: Optima Machinery (Green Bay, WI) introduces a Clipfix bag closing machine from P&S Mako that is designed for combination with horizontal form/fill/seal machines.
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Machine builders speak out on servos (sidebar)

Are servos worth it?
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Liquid pouch machine

ExactaPack LLC (Exton, PA), a division of the Johnson Industries Packaging Group, will display Model EP-18L vf/f/s pouch packaging machine at affiliate Southern Packaging Machinery’s booth #N-570 at Pack Expo 2002.
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Exopack to acquire Specialty Films & Associates

Exopack, LLC, Spartanburg, SC, has announced that it will acquire the assets of Specialty Films & Associates (SF&A), Hebron, KY.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.
The thermal ink-jet cartridge is quickly removed and replaced when it's empty.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Caraustar moves to thermal ink-jet coding

Contract pharmaceutical packager Caraustar finds thermal ink-jet coding simple to operate and easy to maintain. The water-based inks are also appealing.
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Hoffman: Hoffman: Hoffman: High-output bagger

Hayssen’s (Duncan, SC) Ultima® TR continuous-motion vf/f/s bagger is equipped with a combination sealing system, improved continuous-motion back seal assembly, and titanium jaw carriers.

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