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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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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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Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Bell-Mark Corp.: Traversing printing system

The compact EasyPrint II MLP Direct Thermal Traversing System moves on a linear rail to code up to 30 packages in a single pass. From Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ), the system prints an area up to 5” in width for coding and bar-code printing on Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, Doyen Medipharm machines, and all hf/f/s machinery.
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Ilapak, Inc: Stand-up bagmaker

Ilapak’s (Newtown, PA) Vegatronic 2000 v/f/f/s machine for the first time will produce a stand-up, Doy-style pouch. The machine produces a true hermetically-sealed stand-up bag with gusseted bottom and full graphics on front and rear panel.
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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.
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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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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