The 5-gal water bottling equipment from Portola Packaging (San Jose, CA) has been certified by NSF. Using a bacteriological swab test, Portola's washers were tested to NSF standard 3 for sanitization efficacy using ozone as a disinfectant.
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The continuous-motion vertical flip-top cartoning system from TMC (Elk Grove Village, IL) operates at speeds as fast as 500/min. Cartoner can interface with volumetric fillers, computer scales or slat counters and is recommended for use in packaging pharmaceuticals and food products in flip-top cartons.
Sussex Plastics (Sussex, WI) introduces a line of injection-molded stock compacts made from an ABS/SAN blend. The compacts have a rounded square design with interchangeable deck plates for blush, eye shadow, pressed powder and creme powder.
Hi-Speed Checkweigher's (Ithaca, NY) modular Combo units are able to integrate the Hi-Speed Cornerstone(TM) checkweigher with metal detectors such as Safeline Metal Detection's (Tampa, FL) Powerphase(TM) to provide processors with improved inspection and accuracy.
MRM Elgin's (Menomonie, WI) Versa-Cap capper applies plastic or metal continuous-thread caps onto plastic, metal or glass containers at speeds to 240 caps/min, depending on cap and bottle size, material and spacing.
Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) high-speed conveyor and accumulation system can handle up to 470 bottles/min. The system offers an automatic pallet handling system, complete line-speed modulation and pressureless combining.