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Exopack Addresses Woven Polypropylene's Impact on Consumer Shipping Sack markets

Exopack, historically a manufacturer of multiwall and plastic packaging, has recognized the need to manufacture and provide Woven Polypropylene (WPP) packaging due to the performance advantages and impact this has on our customers and markets.
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Water, water is everywhere, perhaps not what you think

When it comes to bottled water, there is more to it than you may think, and less to it than you may think.
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Field-Programmable Object Array

MathStar™ announces the Arrix Family of Field Programmable Object Arrays, a second generation of high-performance, reprogrammable FPOA that operates at speeds to 1 gHz.
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SICK, Inc: Color Vision Sensors

SICK offers its line of CVS Color Vision Sensors that include the industry's first true optical character recognition sensor (OCR.)
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Fda Enforcement Stats Tell A Story, But What Is It?

Enforcement statistics, such as data on Warning Letters, recalls, seizures, and injunctions, can appear to support multiple trends at once.”
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Cornerstone Automation Systems Inc: Checkweighing System

Cornerstone Automation System’s CASI-4971 is a PC-based, free-standing, self-contained, in-motion checkweigh system designed for distribution-center use in random checkweigh and freight manifesting applications.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal Detector Verification

Mettler-Toledo Safeline offers a full line of metal detector performance verification samples and kits, allowing plant personnel to easily ensure that product quality standards are being met.
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Advantage: Full-Body Sleeve Labels

This summer, Penn Racquet Sports, Phoenix, AZ, is launching three- and four-counts of new HEAD-brand tennis balls packaged in PET cylindrical containers with full-body shrink sleeves supplied by ITW Auto-Sleeve (www.itw-autosleeve.com).
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What's not to like about robotics?

Labor savings, high throughput, repeatability, and flexibility are driving adoption of robots. ‘Creating value’ is a key consideration, too.
HISPANIC VARIETY. Goya Foods produces a broad range of bagged products--from beans to flour--in sizes from 12-oz to 10-lb.
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New casing equipment serves 7 bagging lines

Goya Foods installs automatic case erecting/packing/sealing systems, reduces labor costs and line slow-downs.
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Robotics boost fish pack efficiencies

European seafood processor upgrades and diversifies packaging line operations to keep pace with growing product demand.
COIL-TO-CAN TECHNOLOGY. Steel is fed from a coil unwind stand into a cupping press (above) that transforms the flat coil into la
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'Bottle Can' Takes To Steel

Initially developed in Japan and made out of PET-coated aluminum, the ‘bottle can’ now comes to the U.S. in a two-piece steel format made in a shiny new plant.
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Packaging Insights

Updates on RFID applications at Tyson Foods and P&G/Gillette were provided recently by IDTechEx Ltd. (http://www.idtechex.com/products/en/articles/00000463.asp), a company that provides research and analysis on the development and application of RFID.
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Vision System Speeds Container Development

London, England-based alcoholic beverage producer Diageo has launched its new leche-flavored liqueur line “Dulseda” in what the company claims is “the fastest time to market ever.”Key to the accelerated glass bottle design development and testing was Diageo’s use of the Vision Bottle Gauge (VBG) automated testing station supplied by Agr International (www.agrintl.com).

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