Ampak (Cleveland, OH) has published a booklet to help purchasers select appropriate skin packaging equipment. The booklet discusses typical applications, sizing of equipment, board and film selection, and potential options to improve productivity.
Model GBP 240 continuous-motion bottle packer from Nigrelli Systems (Kiel, WI) is capable of loading six-count 1-gal and eight-count 1/2-gal bottles into preformed trays or cases at speeds to 240 bottles/min.
Used with Instapak® foam-in-bag packaging systems, Instapak molding foam from Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) is a .65 mid-density foam specifically designed to cost-effectively improve the packaging performance of mold-ed cushions.
Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now manufactures stock and custom extrusion-molded containers from a clarified grade of PP. Suited for hot fill applications, this new grade eliminates the cloudy appearance associated with products hot filled into PP containers.
Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) will debut its redesigned six-station blister packaging machine, offering faster cycle speeds and improved operator comfort. A side-loading blister magazine is now positioned above the eject mechanism on the outside of the machine, allowing reloading while the machine is in operation.