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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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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Video coverage of Pack Expo 2002

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Packaging World Editors shot video footage of eight packaging machines on the show floor. See video clips
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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.
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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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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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