Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced 16-oz and 32-oz extrusion blow-molded bullet rounds for the personal care and cosmetics industries. The 16-oz bullet is available with an SPI 24/415 neck finish, and the 32-oz bullet has an SPI 23/425 neck finish.
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The Model 625 top-load cartoning system from Dimension (Maple Grove, MN) erects and fills cartons with a fixed number of products. The intermittent-motion machine then tucks in the top flap to seal the cartons, prints and applies labels, and inspects the finished package for missing labels or open flaps.
Plastic Bottle (Libertyville, IL) has introduced the 8-oz extrusion blow-molded HDPE celebrity round container. The 28-400 neck finish will accommodate standard continuous-thread or push-pull and most trigger sprayers.
The DVS volumetric piston filler from REB (Menomonie, WI) features a vibrating hopper and positive closing nozzles to fill glass, metal or plastic containers with up to 160 fl oz of thin liquids, chunky semi-solids or thick pastes.
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.
Easy webbing and maintenance is fostered by the swing-away tamp accessory on MMI's (Savanna, IL) Label Mill® 3600 label printer/applicator. Depending on the print engine, the printer runs at speeds of 10"/sec to 12"/sec.