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PET bottles

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.
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Mettler-Toledo Safeline Inc: Metal detector

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.
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Domino: Security coding ink

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has introduced a new security coding ink, part #214CL, that is invisible under room light and daylight. The codes become clearly legible under UV lamps, glowing bright blue.
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FoxJet, An ITW Company: Printhead controller

FoxJet's (Arlington, TX) line of FXJet(TM) printers is now available with Quantum(TM) 9 single-head controllers to create a high-resolution, large-character ink-jet system that prints five lines of alphanumeric text and bar codes.
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Aligning conveyor

Food products can be aligned into designated rows through the use of free-moving plastic wheels attached to the "Laner" by Span Tech (Glasgow, KY). This conveyor is best suited for products exiting spiral freezers or coolers, according to the manufacturer.
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Markem-Imaje: Pallet labeler

Markem's (Keene, NH) Cimpak 300 pallet labeler applies thermal-printed labels to as many as three sides of a pallet load without requiring a turntable.
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Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Smurfit-Stone: Bag packager

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) has entered into an agreement with Fanuc Robotics (Rochester Hills, MI) to offer a machine to pick, place, pack and palletize bags.
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Diagraph, An ITW Company: Label converting brochure

From Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) comes a color tri-fold brochure titled "Diagraph Label Converting: A Visual Tour." Various sections highlight the company's capabilities, resources, advantages, equipment and range of market applications.
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Progressive Plastics Inc: Cylinder bottles

Progressive Plastics (Cleveland, OH) has introduced a family of clear or frosted PVC bottles. The injection blow-molded or extrusion blow-molded bottles come in 1-, 2-, and 4-oz sizes as well as a 2-oz tapered cylinder.
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Nolu Plastics Inc: Conveyor sprocket

A 2-part conveyor sprocket and pillow block bearing assembly from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) creates a sanitary, sealed bearing housing that reduces lubrication and maintenance requirements.
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Mahaffy & Harder Engineering Co.: Tray sealer

Producing modified-atmosphere, vacuum or ambient atmosphere packaging, the Sureflow® Model SSTS tray sealer from Mahaffy & Harder (Fairfield, NJ) can be supplied with data acquisition/report generation capabilities.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Case packer

A new four-color catalog sheet from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) highlights the company's APS Soft-Pak case packer, which provides gentle case packing of either glass or plastic containers.
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GRAFCO PET Packaging Technologies: Squat-style sprayer

Grafco (Hanover, MD) has announced the addition of a 32-oz squat-style sprayer to its line. The sprayer, which features a 28-400 finish, is blow-molded of PET.
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A-B-C Packaging Machine Corp.: Case packer

A-B-C's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 800 automatic case packer is now available with stainless- steel construction at every possible point of product contact.
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Streamfeeder: Coupon inserter

The ST 550 Universal Friction Feeder® from Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) automatically inserts coupons into cartons and containers at speeds to 450/min.

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