In response to an increased demand for larger stand-up pouches, Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) has developed a large-format pouch packager. The RPM-L horizontal pouch packager makes stand-up and zippered pouches in sizes 20% larger than the previous model--up to 9.5" x 12", with a 4" gusseted bottom.
The EZ-Change(TM) hot-melt nozzle from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) improves productivity and facilitates quick changeover. Its one-piece construction of solid brass helps keep adhesive temperatures more consistent, reducing adhesive stringing.
Everyone from mom to Uncle Sam urges people to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthful diet. So why did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allow only raw fruits and vegetables to make a "healthy" claim on food labels?
Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) has introduced a new stock line of sauce bottles for salad dressings, sauces or marinades. These 16- and 32-oz PET bottles include an injection-molded 38-mm neck finish with a dripless feature.
Western Atlas (Kebron, KY) has introduced the von Gal Z-3 NewsWrap(TM) palletizer. It decreases printers' material handling costs by reducing equipment needs, floor space requirements, maintenance and personnel requirements.
Klockner Pentaplast of America Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) has established a research and materials testing center for pharmaceutical blister package films so that customers can develop or improve their blister packages.