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Inserter

The PromoSerter(TM) from EPI (New Freedom, PA) inserts individually wrapped 2- and 3-dimensional promotional pieces into packages. Handles inserts 2"Lx1"W up to 43/4"Lx3"Wx1"D.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Product-blending line

A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
Controls Product Brief
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EFD Valve Systems Group: Low-volume dispensing

The 725HF-SS dispensing system from EFD (East Providence, RI) dispenses up to 12 oz of lotions, creams and other medium- to high-viscosity materials without overfill-ing, underfilling or waste.
Inside the first sterile chamber of the rotary aseptic system, bottles are sterilized with a spray of oxonia
Feature Article
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Filling PET aseptically at 200/min

With a prototype system in one plant and generation two in another, this Italian food company likes what it sees in rotary, aseptic filling of teas and sports drinks in PET.
Controls Product Brief
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Heat-sealing machine

A new tabletop heat-sealing machine from Packaging Technologies & Inspection (Tuckahoe, NY) has a pneumatic sliding table and is designed for trays and cups as tall as 150 mm (5.9").
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Capmatic Ltd.: Vial filling brochure

Capmatic (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has released an 8-page color brochure detailing its Model Intrepid FS-62 Monoblock, developed to fill and insert rubber stoppers into vials intended for sterile products.
Controls Product Brief
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Daubert Cromwell: Vapor wrapper

Nox-Rust® Vapor Wrapper® from Daubert VCI (Burr Ridge, IL) helps keep ferrous metal parts corrosion-free when stored or shipped in the wrapper.
Each holding just under 18 oz of product, these aseptically filled PET bottles are available in colorful four-count paperboard c
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Del Monte adds food to aseptic PET beverage line

A blow/fill system originally installed for aseptic packaging of teas and juice-based beverages now is being used to bottle a specialty tomato sauce.
Controls Product Brief
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Soft touch foam

Alternatives to cross-linked foams, Synergy(TM) Soft Touch Foams from Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) are produced using Index(TM) interpolymers, a unique thermoplastic polymer family from Dow based on the copolymerization of ethylene and styrene.
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Ramsey: Weighbelt feeder brochure

Ramsey (Minneapolis, MN) now offers a free color brochure on its new Series 90 Weighbelt Feeder Systems. Outlines the features and benefits of each Ramsey system and is available from the company's Web site at www.ramseytsr.com.
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Gold Cup, a div. of the Frain Group: Cup filler

Gold Cup's (Addison, IL) rotary and in-line cup fillers are suitable for dry, liquid, slurry and paste products. Cup capacities range from 1/2 oz to 5 lb, with fill speeds to 50 cpm.
Controls Product Brief
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API : Foil designs brochure

API Foils (Lawrence, KS) has introduced "Designs of the Millennium Brochure," a fold-out guide featuring ideas for making millennium-related packs look dazzling.
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American Society for Testing Materials: ISO 14000 training

The American Society for Testing and Materials (West Conshohocken, PA) is offering 2 training courses on the ISO 14000 series of environmental management standards.
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Greydon Inc: Ink-jet system literature

Literature is available from Greydon (Springfield, NJ) describing its GB-602 and GB-642 traversing ink-jet systems for multilane applications. Systems print on almost any substrate and retrofit to all f/f/s packaging machines.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging Strategies: Aseptic packaging study

Packaging Strategies (West Chester, PA) has published "Aseptic Packaging in the United States," a comprehensive market study and equipment census for the aseptic packaging market.

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