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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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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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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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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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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Flexible packaging reigns

Flexible packages predominate in this year’s DuPont Awards competition. Innovation in biodegradable packaging and convenience also shine.

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