Bell-Mark's (Pine Brook, NJ) EasyPrint Flow is a compact, programmable thermal-transfer printer designed as an alternative for conventional hot stamp and ink coders on horizontal flow wrappers, baggers, cartoners and continuous-moving webs.
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Intertape Polymer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has introduced a new adhesive for water-activated tape called Adhesive 2000(TM). This starch-based adhesive is said to give quick initial tack, long open time for high-speed applications, and deep fiber penetration into paper or corrugated materials.
The Avery Dennison Printer Systems' (Philadelphia, PA) Datapply EAS Dual Labeler automatically applies roll-fed Electronic Article Surveillance tags to packages during the converting stage at speeds to 300 labels/min.
Baldor Electric (Ft. Smith, AR) has expanded its line of SmartMotors(TM) to include washdown duty units. They range from 1 to 10 HP, in both 230 and 460 v versions in NEMA frame sizes from 143TC to 215TC.
An aseptic pouch for UHT-processed milks and liquids has been developed by Elopak Inc. (New Hudson, MI). The Elopouch(TM) is a coextruded structure made primarily from PE with up to six layers and is said to keep the product fresh for up to four months at ambient temperature.