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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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Automatic weigher

Batching Systems (Owings, MD) has introduced its Batchmaster® Fast Automatic Weigher. Unique to this system is a feeder bowl and patent-pending accumulator system that allows constant feeding of product.
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Dual-infeed palletizer

The Model HSP-6DI is a dual-infeed automatic case palletizer from Currie Machinery Co. (Santa Clara, CA). Developed for high-speed production lines, it can accommodate speeds to 140 cases/min, depending on case and pattern specifications.
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Laser codable label

Engraph Label Group's (Charlotte, NC) Code-a-Label(TM) is a laser-codable polyolefin label that does not use ink blocks or PVC. When exposed to laser beams, it provides a dark, consistent code that on-line verification systems can monitor.
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Tray packer

The CP 170 tray packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) accumulates product and indexes, packs and seals up to 25 trays/min. Its modular configuration and innovative design allow fast changeovers.
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Heavy-duty tape head

Signode (Glenview, IL) has introduced the Gemini(TM) precision tape head with heavy-duty construction and long-wear parts for good operating efficiency.
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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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Diskette bagger/collator interface

Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) has introduced a new diskette bagger/collator interface that works with the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel(TM) auto-matic packaging system to collate and bag sets of hard-shell micro floppy discs at speeds to 1귔/ hr.
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Rewinding/finishing station

CenTek Intl.'s (Bowling Green, OH), ReFlex(TM) CT100 re-winding/finishing station for label converting applications includes a 7.5" web and permits easy side-web loading.

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