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Plano, TX-based Frito-Lay Co. will be among the first to shift to suggested FDA refrigeration statements on the labels of its To
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Refrigeration language guidance steams food companies

Many food packagers resist FDA guidance on more explicit labeling language for refrigerated foods.
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Label materials guide

Over 95 label materials are listed in Imtec's (Bellows Falls, VT) Label Material Selection Guide. The guide contains nine categories of labeling applications such as shipping, abrasion resistant, security, laminated and high-temperature resistant.
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Toploading robotic system

The Collectopack from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a top-loading robotic system that separates, checks, counts, collates and places products into top-load cartons or feeds multi-packs into a wrapper or cartoner.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) reached a preliminary agreement in principle for St. Laurent Paperboard Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to purchase Chesapeake's West Point, VA, kraft products mill, four box plants and other related assets.
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Terminal block

The UDK 4-ILA 500 terminal block from Phoenix Contact (Harrisburg, PA) indicates current loop status to eliminate downtime when investigating circuit faults.
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Web treatment, film making

BST PRO MARK (Elmhurst, IL): The digital control processor, ekr 1000, is a modular web guide especially suitable for frequent substrate changes.
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Web treatment, film making

Raytek (Santa Cruz, CA): Thermalert® MP40(TM) infrared line scanner profiles temperature on continuous sheet and web processes. Its 57.6 kbaud rate increases image scrolling speed and lets users see a complete thermal image of the material on their computer screen to easily detect nonconformities and correct them.
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Large-center cartoner

The Centurion(TM) is a flexible large-center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) that can be configured for single or multiple bag-in-box or cracker slug configurations.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

FMS Manufacturing (Visalia, CA) has changed its name to Serpa Packaging Solutions.
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Pouch transfer machine

A new pouch transfer machine from Key Automation & Design (West St. Paul, MN) permits plants to upgrade pouch or bag loading from manual to automatic.

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