Pack Expo Video: Easy opening tab for shrink-wrapped products

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: Shanklin (Ayer, MA), part of the Shrink Packaging Div. of Sealed Air Corp., revealed its patent-pending EZ Tab System that provides easy opening for shrink-wrapped, heat-sealed products. See video clip of this machine

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The booth demonstrated the pressure-sensitive tabs, supplied in rolls and applied to a clear film web used to wrap whole potatoes. The film is first punched in the area where the tab goes. EZ Tabs are suitable for CDs and other hard-to-open packages. Operating at rates to 90 packages/min, the applicator can be retrofitted to Shanklin Model F-5A, HS-1, and HS-3 wrappers. The tabs can be printed with custom graphics.

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