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Yak ice cream?

FDA is considering a petition by the International Ice Cream Association to update the 30-year old Standards of Identity for ice cream. Ice cream manufacturers want more flexibility to use new technologies and ingredients.
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Huhtamaki: Filler/capper for frozen desserts

The Huhtamaki FC-2320 filler/capper for the frozen dessert industry can fill a range of frozen dessert packaging, as well as round or nonround tapered containers.
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Fogg Filler Co.: Integrated cleaning systems

Fogg now offers integrated systems featuring new Extream Clean™ technology. System uses advances in auto-sanitation and cleanroom technologies in achieving improved hygienic environment for cold-filled products.
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Nalbach Engineering Co.: High speed filling of roast and ground coffee

Nalbach NECOFLO-GC2 Filler for high speed filling of roast and ground coffee into rigid containers. Nalbach’s rotary volumetric ground coffee fillers provide both small and large roasters with a medium or high speed precision filling solution.
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Nalbach Engineering Co.: Powder/granular filler for 3-A dairy standards

SANIFILL provides food, dairy and pharmaceutical manufacturers with an accurate, high speed, filling machine that meets 3-A sanitation standards for dry products.
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SABMiller has implemented the PackML standard on six packaging machines in the Newlands Brewery line, including this robotic pal
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A toast to standards

By implementing an open standard known as PackML in its Newlands Brewery in South Africa, SABMiller gains increased insight into how machines are operating. That leads to better diagnostics and, potentially, improved preventive maintenance.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Automatic unscrambler

The fully automatic BU12 bottle unscrambler from Flexicon America accommodates rigid plastic pharmaceutical bottles ranging in size from 5 mL to 100 mL.
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Thompson Scale: Thompson Scale: Heavy-duty checkweigher

Thompson Scale has released the 4693 Hydraulic Lift Heavy-Duty Checkweigher, suitable for production facilities that produce heavy or bulky items and use conveyor systems that change heights, especially open-mouth net weigh fillers.
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Flexicon Corporation: Flexicon Corporation: Manual dumping station

A new Manual Dumping Station for pneumatic conveying systems from Flexicon is configured with a nonflow-through pick-up adapter for introducing material into vacuum pneumatic conveyor lines.
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Triangle Package Machinery Co.: Vf/f/s bagger

The Advantage BT vf/f/s bagger from Triangle offers the ability to run 2 products and/or 2 package styles simultaneously. Suitable for portion packs and powder products such as coffee, machine can also substitute for a hf/f/s machine, producing 3-side-seal bags in a 16 sq’ space at speeds to 240 bags/min.
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'Stellar' year for packaging machinery shipments

U.S. packaging machinery shipments surged 9.3% to an estimated $5.344 billion last year according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 11th annual Shipments and Outlook Study.
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Oden Corporation: Oden Corporation: Liquid filling

Oden’s fully automatic Servo/Fill® Modular Liquid Filling System allows packagers to use the integrated system fillers to suit their specific packaging needs.
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Let's go bust some clutter

Seeing is believing. When it comes to consumer branding, the apt phrase might be “seeing is buying.” More accurately, it would be “unseen is unsold,” because consumers cannot buy what they do not see.
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China: Threat or opportunity?

Talk of China was as prevalent at the recent Pack Expo Las Vegas as it has been at most packaging exhibitions in the past few years.
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New bottle filler

PACK EXPO : Evergreen Packaging offered its new BFCG-32/16 bottle filler at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. This small footprint rotary machine fills 8-, 16-, and 32-oz bottles at speeds to 400 bottles/min with an integrated screw capper.

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