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Powder/granular filler

The Necoflo G5.5 Filler Series of powder/granular fillers from John R. Nalbach Eng. (Cicero, IL) offer automatic weight control. Especially designed for fast, accurate filling of expensive powders or granules such as instant coffee, into most kinds of rigid containers.
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Laser coding system

The new Xymark laser coding system from Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) combines the speed of CO2 laser technology with the flexibility of dot mat-rix imaging.
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Sensory testing

21st Sensory Inc. (Bartlesville, OK) conducts descriptive flavor analysis on packaging polymers and food or beverage contents. The data is used to determine if developmental polymers demonstrate improved barrier performance, extend shelf life, affect food texture, or have lower odor transference when compared to competitive products.
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Integrated circuit shippers

ITW Camtex (Arlington, TX) has introduced new CamGrip MiniTrays for storage and shipping of small quantities of integrated circuit de-vices. Cam-Grip Twist-Locks lock trays together, eliminating the need for strapping.
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Compact case sealer

Marq Packaging Systems (Yakima, WA) has introduced the Model 2105 Side Lug Uniform Case Sealer. It measures 75" L and can seal up to 15 cases/min, operating up to three shifts a day.
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Thermal label printer

Doran Scales (Batavia, IL) has introduced the SSP Thermal Label Printer, an easy-to-use industrial-quality bar code printer that operates at 1", 1.5" or 2"/sec speeds.
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Cosmetics pots

Topline Products' (Wayne, NJ) round cosmetics pots now come with two new options: a matte finish for opaque pots or a clear jar base. Made of SAN with a removable PP insert that is used for filling at a separate location.
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Pharmaceutical cartoners

Thiele Eng.'s (Minneapolis, MN) PSC Plus Pharmaceutical Small Center Cartoner runs at speeds to 400 cartons/min. Provides improved ergonomics, operating efficiency and reduced maintenance over larger cartoners.
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Materials testing software

Chatillon (Greensboro, NC) has added a new program to its Material Witness(TM) software family: Data Analysis for Windows®. Stores up to 32ꯠ load and extension points per test for highly detailed analysis and graphic representation.
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Aseptic vial filler

The MAFS(TM) (mini aseptic filling system) from TL Systems (Minneapolis, MN) handles vials from 2 ml to 500 ml at speeds to 750/min with a 24-pump system.
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Vial labeling system

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Customized Model 2120 vial labeling system is capable of labeling seven different sizes of vials at speeds to 120/min, with an accuracy of ±1/32".
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Digital flexo proof

DuPont's (Wilmington, DE) "Cyrel" digital proof system offers converters an accurate tool to control and predict flexo color early in the prepress process.
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Short-run flexo press

Soloflex® 8, a central impression flexographic printing press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI), is designed to optimize short runs using materials up to 24.5" W.
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Green glass

Anchor Glass (Tampa, FL) has introduced new Estate Green glass for wine bottles. Equivalent to a European color called Antique Green, it is intended for use primarily for premium wines.
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Label design software

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced MPS 6000 label design and management software for use with direct thermal and thermal transfer label printers and printer/applicators.

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