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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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.
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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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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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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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Circle Packaging Machinery Inc: Pouching machine

The V22S Dry/Solid Products vf/f/s pouching machine from Circle Packaging (Green Bay, WI) can produce up to 500 packages/min. A Rockwell Intl. (Milwaukee, WI) Allen-Bradley drive and control system increases speed and efficiency on this fully servo machine.
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Clamco Corporation: Inline bag maker

Running PE tube stock, Clamco (Cleveland, OH) says its Magnum Force automatic bagging system saves up to 40% of the material costs compared to machines that fill and seal premade bags from a roll.
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Flexible packaging reigns (sidebar)

Additional winners
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Automatic splicing

Rovema (Lawrenceville, GA) introduces automatic film splicing for its f/f/s equipment. The automatic splicer can be integrated with the film carriage of Rovema’s new intermittent or continuous motion v/f/f/s machines, or retrofitted on existing equipment.
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Additional winners

Following are DuPont award winners previously covered in Packaging World articles. To read the complete stories, go to www.packworld.com/go/w031.
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Go-Gurt: An updated view

When General Mills debuted Yoplait Go-Gurt in tube packs regionally four years ago and nationally in late 1999, it represented breakthrough, outside-of-the-cup thinking.

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