Krones (Franklin, WI) introduces Thermocol, a patent-pending heat transfer container decorating system. An alternative to p-s and applied ceramic labeling, the process uses Krones' Autocol rotary labeler to transfer high-impact graphics, including photos and half-tones, from a web onto glass, plastic or metal containers at rates to 500/min.
MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has entered into a joint venture with Korea Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd. (Ansan-City, South Korea) for distributing and manufacturing MGS's full line of equipment to Asia.
R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
Model IVS-G-2 Series of in-line gallon piston filling systems from REB (Menomonie, WI) can fill a range of viscosities, including thin liquids, chunky slurries and thick pastes, into glass, metal or plastic containers.