Bosch-TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the FWR 4080 liquid filling machine for the pharmaceutical industry. The company claims it's the only liquid filler with a range of 1 mL to 500 mL at speeds to 600 vials/min.
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CNC Containers (Tumwater, WA) has introduced 13/4-L and 1-L liquor bottles injection/stretchblow molded of PET. CNC uses a 33-mm Kerr and a 28-mm SP400 neck finish on the 13/4-L and 1-L bottles respectively.
MGS Machine (Maple Grove, MN) has released a booklet addressing the food industry and the MGS packaging equipment used for many food applications. Machinery is divided into cartoning/case packing and feeding categories.
The Babypack SL is the smallest in the Dibipack Inc. (Ridgefield Park, NJ) family of shrink-wrap machines. Manufactured by Italdibipack S.p.A. in Italy, the system can shrink-wrap packages up to 131/2"x91/2"x4".
Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of straight-sided oval bottles. The line includes 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 16-oz sizes with neck finishes that range from standard 24-415 to high-profile 20-, 24- and 28-mm finishes.
A new line from Triangle (Chicago, IL) blends and weighs up to 8 items for packaging. Operating at speeds to 90 packages/min, each of 4 vibratory Selectacom computer scales weighs 2 products, then the scales simultaneously discharge product to a bagger or cartoner in specified fill weights.
The FastStuff(TM) Paper Packaging System from FastTrack Systems (Horsham, PA) automatically feeds, crumples and cuts recycled kraft paper to use as void fill and/or cushioning to protect products during shipment.
Collamat Stralfors AG (Aesch, Switzerland) offers a high-speed version of the C9100 labeling system. Suited for multilayer informational and promotional labeling, the C9100i is capable of speeds to 250 m/min (820'/min).
Matrix Packaging (Addison, IL) has introduced a new frosted finish for its line of injection/stretch blow-molded PET bottles. The finish is in-mold frosted and is more economical than the application of a secondary frosted finish.
Detecting ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as stainless steel, Safeline's (Tampa, FL) newest line of equipment provides in-line inspection of pharmaceuticals by directly attaching to most tablet and capsule forming presses.