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Alpha Plastics: Apothecary bottles

Alpha Plastics’ (St. Louis, MO) new line of apothecary bottles, are injection/stretch blow-molded of PET. The bottles are available in 6 sizes: 75cc/100cc; 120cc; 150cc; and 200cc, all with 38-mm neck finishes; and a 250cc/300cc bottle with a 45-mm neck finish.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case sealer

A-B-C (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers a full color, 4-page brochure describing its updated Super Pro Model 30HM automatic top-and-bottom case sealer. The new model, with speeds to 50 cases/min, has easy-set adhesive adjustment, so changes in glue patterns are fast and simple, says the manufacturer.
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Roberts PolyPro: Edge protectors

Roberts PolyPro (Charlotte, NC) has introduced edge protectors made of HDPE. Designed to act as a shield at corners of packaging held together by strapping, the edge protectors have prescored fold lines and pop-out tabs to keep straps secure and make them easy to apply.
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Kaufman Container Company: Grip ovals

E-Z grip ovals from Kaufman Container (Cleveland, OH) now come in 24- and 32-oz sizes. Extrusion blow-molded of HDPE, these containers feature a large label panel area and can be in-mold labeled.
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Green-Tek, Inc: Green-Tek, Inc: High-barrier rollstock

Green-Tek (Edgerton, WI) has introduced a range of high-barrier coextruded rollstock for f/f/s applications or for the manufacture of preformed trays.
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Sure Kap, Inc: In-line cappers

Surekap’s (Winder, GA) semi- and fully automatic in-line cappers now come with internalized controls, height adjustability and direct drive rather than u-joint drive technology.
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Newman Labeling Systems: Continuous label feeder

Newman Machinery’s (Belle Mead, NJ) Easisplice continuous label feeder provides an uninterrupted supply of label feedstock in virtually any web size and material.
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ARPAC LLC: Compact multipacker

Arpac’s (Schiller Park, IL) Brandpac® BPMP-50 is a compact bottom-overlap multipacker. Product sizes can range from 2 ?” to 4” in dia and up to 12” tall.
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: PC-controlled cartoner

IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ) has introduced PC-controlled cartoning machines that offer tool-less changeovers, positive carton erecting and a quick-change modular assembly for glue-to-tuck conversions.
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Econocorp Inc: Carton sealer

The Econoseal® Twinseal carton sealer from Econocorp (Randolph, MA) has been modified for quick and tool-less changeovers. Hand-crank knobs and square-up rails are now ratchet handles.
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MG America: Compact case packer

Quick changeover is easily accomplished with the Model B88 case packer from MG America (Fairfield, NJ). Compact machine can pack bottles, tubes, soaps or cans into cases measuring 180x100x120 mm (7”x3.9”x4.7”) to 500x320x350 mm (19.7”x12.6”x13.8”).
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Bilt-Rite Conveyors, Inc: Bed-belt conveyor

The versatile H-400 horizontal slider bed belt conveyor from Bilt-Rite (Springfield, NJ) starts at a standard length of 7’, offering 2’ incremental sections and 6’, 8’ and 10’ intermediate sections.
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Systronics, Inc: Inspection system

Systronics’ (Norcross, GA) SPI-1000 in-line inspection system uses a camera and PC-based processor to detect package defects, verify absence or presence of product and confirm accurate label placement.
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3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division: Printable tape applicator

The 3M-Matic™ Print and Seal Applicator PS2000 from 3M (St. Paul, MN) combines sealing and labeling functions in one system. Uses a thermal printer to print custom text, logos, graphics and bar codes directly on PP sealing tape on boxes, eliminating the need for separate labels.
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Bagging system

Recommended for bagging tortillas of virtually any dia and stack height, the T-Pak 550 from O/K Intl. (Marlborough, MA) uses hot air, rather than a Teflon-coated band, to seal bags.

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