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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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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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Emplex Systems Inc: Automated bagging system

Emplex (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) introduces the Emplex Bag Station automated bagging system. Machinery is built for the automated filling and sealing of any style wicketed bag.
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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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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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Bosch Packaging Technology: Aseptic f/f/s machines

The Bosch (Bridgman, MI) Servac TFA series comprises aseptic f/f/s machines for food and beverages. Machines can process liquid products that have to remain preserved for long periods of time; and products can have randon pH values.

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