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New applicators bring speed and efficiency to shrink labeling: modifications to existing technologies answer packagers’ needs for flexibility, fast changeover and small footprints

New applicators bring speed and efficiency to shrink labeling: modifications to existing technologies answer packagers’ needs for flexibility, fast changeover and small footprints William Makely Shrink label applicators are helping an already growing shrink label market segment move into a higher gear. Not only is their labeling speed increasing, but the quick-change parts featured on […]

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FDA requires trans fatty acid labeling for foods and dietary supplements

FDA requires trans fatty acid labeling for foods and dietary supplements – Regulatory Analysis George Misko The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule requiring trans fatty acids content to be listed on the nutrition panel label of conventional food and dietary supplement products. Although the final rule is effective Jan. […]

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Durable cartoner is now 40% smaller – 2 – Cartoning Equipment – Triangle Package Machinery Co

Durable cartoner is now 40% smaller – 2 – Cartoning Equipment – Triangle Package Machinery Co – Brief Article The new cartoner is 40 percent smaller than the standard machine, but it incorporates the same features. These include servo or in-line drives, three-dimensional changeovers in less than 30 minutes, automatic electro-mechanical synchronization, automatic glue setup […]

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Success is peanuts for skippy facility: the sole packager of a Unilever flagship brand uses hard work and flexibility to adapt to new demands

Success is peanuts for skippy facility: the sole packager of a Unilever flagship brand uses hard work and flexibility to adapt to new demands Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas. It’s also the capital of Skippy. Unilever’s 158,000-square-foot Little Rock facility; opened in 1977, is the only place in the U.S. that Unilever produces […]

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Small character printer is versatile, reliable – Coding/Printing

Small character printer is versatile, reliable – Coding/Printing – Brief Article Jet-A-Mark S.C.I.F.I. 3400 drop-on-demand ink-jet printer prints one to five lines at up to 60 dots per inch, is flexible and reliable, and requires no special shutdown/startup procedures. New Windows-based software features pull-down menus, a large display with easily read characters, a help key […]

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Pressurized containers flow with benefits: alternative systems can provide push-button convenience for products unsuitable for conventional aerosols

Pressurized containers flow with benefits: alternative systems can provide push-button convenience for products unsuitable for conventional aerosols – Container Trends Pan Demetrakakes Cream cheese and suntans. Those two items don’t seem to have much in common, except for one thing: Consumers now can get them both out of a nozzle. Pressurized delivery systems are capable […]

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Ice cream package adopts cool look – New Packages – Kemps

Ice cream package adopts cool look – New Packages – Kemps – Brief Article Creating a fresh look for an expanding product line, while offering display case flexibility, was a challenge for Kemps when coming up with a packaging design concept for ice cream sandwiches. Through energized color coding, customized typography and digitally enhanced photography, […]

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Gravity Packer ups productivity – Case Packaging – BluePrint Automation Inc

Gravity Packer ups productivity – Case Packaging – BluePrint Automation Inc – Brief Article The rotary gate packer allows a variety of packaged products, such as bags of fresh or frozen vegetables or individual quick frozen chicken, to be placed directly into cases at high speeds. The system operates at speeds of more than 110 […]

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Plastic pallets are certified fire-safe – Materials/Containers

Plastic pallets are certified fire-safe – Materials/Containers – Brief Article Rehrig Pacific FR plastic pallets have been certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as having fire resistance equal to or better than wooden pallets. This means they can be introduced seamlessly into any warehouse that now uses wooden pallets, without instituting special storage and handling practices […]

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LABELS/LABELING this month’s product focus

LABELS/LABELING this month’s product focus – Brief Article New print-and-apply labeler reduces thermal transfer ribbon usage up to 50% The Less-Ribbon-Used Print and Apply (LRU P&A[TM]) system prints labels on demand and affixes them to products, boxes and cartons as they pass by on a conveyor belt. Made for demanding high-volume industrial applications, the system […]