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Amgraph Packaging, Inc: High-gloss paper coating

Amgloss(TM) from Amgraph Packaging (Versailles, CT) is a proprietary method of coating paper that increases reflectivity as much as 40%. The high gloss is achieved by using EB curing systems combined with prelaminated materials and other proprietary techniques.
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Four crates are filled with each cycle of this machine. Each gripper aligns its bottle so that when bottles land in the crate, l
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Bottle-to-bottle PET recycling beckons in Germany

German mineral water and soft drink marketer Rosbacher installs a first-of-its-kind stretch blow molder and seeks to popularize closed-loop recycling of PET beverage containers.
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Cape Systems: Cape Systems: Design software

Cape Systems (Allen, TX) introduces Cape Pack '99, a new 32-bit packaging design and pallet-loading software application. Latest version operates within Windows(TM) 95, 98 or NT and is supplied on CD.
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Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed, Inc: Lane guides

The Magna-Switch from Hi-Speed (Ithaca, NY) guides product to divide or converge without interrupting the conveying. A patented electromagnetic switching device fosters speedy lane changes for products from 21/2" in length or dia and up to 40 lb at a rate of up to 850 packs/min.
A 3Com employee scans a  serial number on an adapter  card. That information is entered  into the computer at this workstation
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3Com adds thermoformed plastic tray to its 'network'

Computer communications gear maker 3Com replaces a variety of materials with a plastic thermoformed tray that protects shipments of its network adapter cards and cuts manual packing time by half.
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FANUC Robotics: High-speed robot

FANUC's (Rochester Hills, MI) M-410i robots offer a large work envelope due to their 123" horizontal reach, 115" vertical reach and 360° waist rotation.
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Multivac Inc: Vacuum packing

Multivac's (Kansas City, MO) C 700 large-chamber vacuum packaging machine is designed for large-scale vacuum packaging of bulk products or products of varying sizes in film pouches.
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The Power Group: The Power Group: Stick packager

T.H.E.M. of New Jersey (Mt. Laurel, NJ) and The Power Group (St. Charles, IL) have introduced the computerized Sanko FC-1000 dry machine that produces "stick" packages at high speeds.
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Hassia USA Inc: Hot-fill poucher

The FlexiBag® 40/26 from Hassia USA (Morganville, NJ) is a vf/f/s machine that produces pouch sizes from 1 to 6 L. Handles liquids and particulates at temperatures to 200°F.
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Colts Plastics Co., Inc: Compartmentalized jars

Colt's Plastics (Dayville, CT) has expanded its line of compartmentalized jars to include the slim-line and the standard-line styles. The two-piece construction has a PP inner bowl and an outer base of urea, PS or SAN.
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Rollstock, Inc: Rollstock, Inc: Bagger

Two to 12" PE bags in rollstock are manually advanced and positioned on the Titan Model 1055 bagger from Allied Automation (Carrollton, TX). Bags are automatically blown open for filling.
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Klockner Bartelt: Push-button changeover poucher

Said to be the first horizontal poucher with push-button changeover and wash-down capability, the Fusion(TM) from Klckner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) employs 20 multi-axis servos.
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DuPont Packaging: DuPont Packaging: Shrink film

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) Clysar® ABL shrink film is a clear, biaxially oriented, heat-shrinkable, linear low/ultra low-density polyolefin film.
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Kaufman Container Company: Sprayer bottles

Kaufman Container (Cleveland, OH) announces a new line of OPET sprayer-grip oblongs. Available in both 24- and 32-oz sizes, these bottles were designed to function with trigger sprayers.
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Topac Inc: Headspace analyzer

The Checkmate series of automatic O2 and CO2 analyzers for use in modified atmosphere packaging is available from Topac (Hingham, MA). Because of its proprietary fast-warming zirconium oxygen detector, the tool is ready to use in less than 10 minutes after a cold start.

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