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Filling, Capping & Sealing

Black-suited bodyguards (left) are a highly visible component in Karlsberg?s efforts to promote its 12;2-L plastic bottle. Poin
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Brewers pouring into plastic

Brewers around the world have been on the fence about plastic bottles. Suddenly they're commercializing a variety of plastic barrier structures.
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Equipment brews benefits for Anheuser-Busch

From depalletizing to shipping, nearly identical packaging equipment on two new lines boosts efficiency at the brewer's Houston, TX, plant.
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Sure Torque Inc: Benchtop capper

Sure Torque (Bradenton, FL) has introduced a brochure on its newest capper and uncapper, Model BT94. Features automatic container clamping, positive closure chucking and applied torque resolution of ±1/2 in-lb.
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Kalish, a member of DT Industries Packaging Group: Spindle capper

Kalish's (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Supercap DL caps bottles as tall as 10" with closures ranging in size from 20 to 100 mm. To accommodate varying container heights, the adjustment is motorized, requiring no tools.
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Crown Simplimatic, Inc: Liquid filler

Quick changeover is the fundamental advantage of Crown Simplimatic's (Lynchburg, VA) Hansa M series of fillers for the beer and soft drink industries.
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Welch's 'concentrates' on plastic can

Under development for nearly eight years, an all-plastic, easy-open, microwavable canister is now appearing in East Coast freezer cases holding several varieties of frozen juice concentrates for Welch's, Concord, MA.
Arotating plate ?broadcasts? or spreads yeast into a bisected funnel (above, inset) that channels the flow of yeast into two ja
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Jar line is a royal flush

Universal Foods' Red Star Yeast Div. boosts production five-fold with a new jar line. Nitrogen flushing consistently reduces headspace oxygen below 1%.
Near the head of the line, the black bowls in their carrier plates pass beneath the twin hoppers (left) of the filling station.
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Nut bowl offers microwavability and more

Plastic bowl for nuts and snacks is microwavable, reclosable and convenient. Barrier materials extend shelf life, and footed bottom allows stand-up on-shelf display.
Amodular mold insert system makes it possible to blow mold a variety of bottle sizes without paying high mold costs for each siz
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Honey shows off in clear PET

Burleson overcomes technical and cost hurdles to become one of the first honey marketers to use PET containers. Now in development is a PET jar for foodservice holding 5 lb of honey.
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Packaging keeps evolving...from able, to active, to anticipating

Are you evolved?
Plant technician Terry Boocks demonstrates the ink-jet coder?s pushbutton changeover (above) as he verifies the settings against
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Pennzoil buttons up coder problems

New small-character ink-jet coders provide one-button shutdown and start-up while cutting maintenance time by at least 50% compared to previous coders.
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Candy container for captured creatures

Amurol Confections had kid collectors in mind with its Bug City package, a polystyrene jar filled with 2.4 oz of insect-shaped candy tarts. The Bug City product is not new.
Kyle McMullen (above), president of Newhall Coffee Roasting Company, also serves as packaging engineer and machine operator for
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Small machine is big business for coffee roaster

A compact form/fill/seal machine makes a packaging engineer out of an entrepreneur and launches a whole new business in the process.
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Horix Manufacturing Co.: Filler/capper monoblocks

Horix (Arlington, VA) will unveil the Ave Series of small filler/capper monoblocks. On display will be a unit consisting of 12 filling valves and three capping heads, available as either a gravity or pressurized filler.
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NJM Packaging : Capper, labeler

NJM/CLI (Lebanon, NH) will unveil its new Unicap-150 capper, offering speeds to 200/min, and the Auto-Colt III p-s labeler with a newly designed 318 stepper head.

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