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Bagging & Form/fill/seal

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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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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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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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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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Inline bagging

Web Exclusive: 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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Heinz adds stick packs

Beginning in April, Heinz European Foodservice began selling seven of its condiments in a 12 cm (4.72") x 2 cm (.78") flexible stick pack.
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Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc: Dual-auger system

Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery (Sturtevant, WI) introduces the 3500 Series Dual Digitronic auger filler system, which fills 2 dry products with different characteristics through a single tube and into 1 pouch or package. One of the augers is mounted at an angle to allow both to be installed in the same vf/f/s equipment.
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Rose Forgrove: Hf/f/s machine

The Minerva PC Flowpak hf/f/s machine from Rose Forgrove, a div. of Molins Packaging Machinery (Nottingham, U.K.), runs at speeds to 400 packs/min.
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Distributors remain big factor in purchases (sidebar)

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Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles
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Superior Dairy: Blow molding of plastic milk bottles

At this Ohio dairy manufacturer, one floor above the filling line, HDPE bottles are blown and flash is trimmed. Then bottles are transported through a pneumatic tube to a bagging machine.
Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging
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Golden Flake: New vf/f/s for potato chip bagging

Printed rollstock unwinds from the back of one of Golden Flake's new vf/f/s machines from Heat and Control. After a knife cuts between the seal area, the filled bag discharges at the bottom of the machine.
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At interpack 2002

NEWS FROM INTERPACK 2002: Packworld.com looks at some of the show’s notable news and products.

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