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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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Coffee flex-pack takes a stand

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: After PackExpo, Fres-co’s (Telford, PA) Model GL-14 vf/f/s machine will be shipped to the Seattle, WA plant of Tully’s Coffee Corp.
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Liquid packaging pouches, machines

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Kapak (Minneapolis, MN) introduced the Smart SpoutPAK™ system for packaging of water, juice, energy drinks, and nutraceuticals.
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Splicer for form/fill/seal

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Designed for use on a form/fill/seal machine, Series SP-1 Splicer from Butler Automatic, Inc. (Middleborough, MA) can be used to splice a new roll of film "on the fly" without stopping production.
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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
Pack Expo video coverage: Stand-up pouches at 500/min
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Pack Expo video coverage: Stand-up pouches at 500/min

R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH) demonstrated its new Pouch King continuous-motion, horizontal form/fill/seal machine running at 500 stand-up pouches/min.
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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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Suppliers' salaries similar to packagers' (sidebar)

Supplier survey participants
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Vf/f/s pouch system donated to Clemson

Clemson University students are receiving first-hand experience with pouch packaging thanks to the donation of a Model 2050 vertical form/fill/seal system from Cryovac (Duncan, SC), a subsidiary of Sealed Air Corp.
Crunch Pak: Apple bagging output soars with vf/f/s units
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Crunch Pak: Apple bagging output soars with vf/f/s units

Low-profile vf/f/s units from EaglePack are designed to reduce bruising of apple slices pack up to 50 bags/min of different sizes at Crunch Pak, Wenatchee, WA. Shown in medium and closeup views are 1-lb bags as they are formed, filled, and sealed.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Triangle takes cartoner to a new platform

A new intermittent cartoner from Triangle has a smaller footprint and higher speeds enabled by integrated, digital servo motion control.
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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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