Cryovac® M312 is a PVC alternative for medical packaging from Cryovac (Duncan, SC). This multi-layered coextruded film has improved moisture retention and better performance in refrigerated conditions than PVC, says the company, with good clarity after autoclaving.
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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.
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.
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.
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?