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Packaging vista goes West

The West Coast welcomes WestPack from February 18 to 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Bringing together exhibitors of machinery and machinery components, containers and materials, and contract packaging and other services, the show co-locates with four other events: Medical Design & Manufacturing, Plastec West Pavilion, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, and Electronics West. Combined, the five shows will include 3,000 exhibitors and an expected 42,000 visitors. WestPack includes three pavilions: Cosmetic & Personal Care Packaging, Pharmaceutical & Nutraceuticals Packaging, and Materials Handling/Logistics. In addition to the show, WestPack and MD&M include a complete conference schedule on February 19 and 20. Early-bird registration, before January 17, is $195 for one day or $295 for both days. After the 17th, the fees are $295 and $395, respectively. For a complete description of the seminars, and for registration and travel information, visit www.westpackshow.com. Circle No. 207.

Action Packaging Automation–3057: F/f/s blister machines, Autopouch and Flat-Pak for use with PE, PP and laminated films, Autocard head card applicator, assorted blisters and more.

Advanced Poly Packaging–1737: Bags, baggers, counters, scales, conveyors, in-line thermal-transfer printers and a variety of plain and preprinted, preopened bags on rolls. Circle No. 208.

Aetna Group USA–2962: Dynamic Robopac stretch wrapper, new Rotoplat 506 low-profile turntable prestretch wrapper and Compacta horizontal stretch bander.

Algus Packaging–1841: Algus 6S+2 heat-sealing machine is a rotary 8-station unit with four product-loading stations. 4S+2 ultrasonic machine closes clamshells. Both are PLC-driven.

All Packaging Machinery–3246: TBS 3/8 portable band sealer seals Tyvek/Mylar, nylon PE, PP, laminates, kraft/PE and foil using durable laminated Teflon bands. Circle No. 209.

All-Fill–1550: New volumetric cup fillers, auger and piston fillers in semi- and fully automatic versions, in-line checkweighers, feeders, and hopper loaders. Circle No. 210.

Alloyd–2335: Blister-packing machines include 8SC1218 sealer, an 8-station machine with up to 4 loading stations. Outside feeders mean blister plastic and cards can be replenished without stopping.

All-Pack–2927: High-speed shrink-wrap packaging with Okura films, Signode strapping systems, Orion pallet wrappers, and Felins tying machines and banders.

American-Newlong–3272: NP-7A portable bag closer, a DS-9-C sewing head with A1-PB pedestal and PBC-S single-pinch sealer, and details about the Fuji robotic palletizer.

AMS Filling Systems–2800: Durable fillers that are highly reliable, as well as alternate sources for replacement parts.

Auger Fabrication–1550: Stainless-steel and plastic replacement augers, funnels and filling accessories.

Automated Packaging Systems–2341: Autobag preopened bags on a roll and Autobag® OneStep™ system to label, load and seal packages.

Azco–1744: Inserting and dispensing, and feeding/cutting units for both 2-D and 3-D web-fed products that operate at up to 300 cpm. Also, slitter knives and rotary knives. Circle No. 211.

Belco Packaging Systems–2901: New "Merlin" 3-axis servo-driven hf/f/s machine shrinks packages at rates up to 100 fpm. Matching tunnels complement the line for package esthetics.

Belcor Industries–3101: Product conveyors and accumulation tables are easy-to-operate, for the rapid forming, packing, sealing and conveying of corrugated cartons. Circle No. 212.

Bevco Intl. Sales–1457: Conveyors, single-filers, cap sterilizers, cleaners, combiners, warmers, line controls, rinsers, elevators, depalletizers and accumulators.

Bosch Packaging Technology–2833: Packaging machines for food, confectionery, aseptic food, IQF vegetables, cereal and baked goods, coffee, poultry, candies, and more.

C&D Robotics–3226: Industrial robots, conveyors, controls, specialty machinery and material handling systems.

Capmatic–2601: Volumetric and volumetric piston fillers, flow-meter fillers, vacuum and gravity fillers, pressure fillers, pluggers, cappers and semi-automatics.

Chase Industries–2201: Shrink wrappers, blister-packaging equipment, clamshell, UV curing and bundling equipment, f/f/s, sleeve wrappers, L-sealers, shrink tunnels and more.

Columbia Machine–2875: Conventional palletizers from compact floor models to high-level models and robotic units. Load-transfer systems interchange pallet load base types.

CVC Technologies–1951: Tablet/capsule bottling lines. Circle No. 266.

Dorner Manufacturing–2959: The co.'s new 3200 series belt conveyor can load up to 1,000 lb.

DT Converting Technologies–3339: Designs and manufactures heat-sealing and thermoforming equipment and high-speed rotary tablet presses.

DT Packaging Systems–1657: New products include GEN II thermoformer and the B300 pharmaceutical blister packing and cartoning system. Circle No. 216.

Dynaric–3109: Displaying the D-2100/2300 high-speed strapper that offers a cycle time of 50 straps/min.

EAM, Inc.–1532: Showing a complete line of EAS source tagging automation for both AM and RF security tags.

Emplex Systems–3075: Introducing the Emplex Bag Station (EBS), an automated bagging system that is built for automated filling and sealing of any style wicketted bag. Circle No. 213.

Enercon Industries–1734: Offering the Super Seal Deluxe™ cap sealer, capless induction sealing and Dyne-A-Mite™ 3-D surface treater.

Fluid Packaging Solutions–2171: Exhibiting a line of benchtop and automatic positive displacement fillers, in-line cappers, sorters, conveyors and turntables.

GN Plastics–2233: Releasing the GN 1406TM and GN 1407TM pressure formers, which employ European technology to produce high-quality cups, tubs and lids.

Gramatech–3175: Offering the PVS Retractable Series II vacuum/gas- flush sealers that feature a stainless-steel unibody construction.

Hammett Packaging–2877

Hapman Conveyors–2462: The MiniVac vacuum conveying system, Helix flexible screw conveyors and the Tubular drag conveyor.

Ilapak–2813: Introducing the Carrera 500E hf/f/s packaging machine that is available with a variety of options, including no product/bag, misplaced product detection and others.

Inline Filling Systems–2074: The co. announces further reductions in changeover time for its automatic Pressure Overflow Filler and tool-less Computorque capper.

Krones–1700: Offers a complete line of packaging equipment, including labelers, fillers, case packers, blow molders, and conveyors. Circle No. 214.

Lazar Technologies–2027: In-line bottle cappers and cap retorquer, Resina Cappers model UN-40, Lazar CAP-TORQUE Model LCT-20, Lazar bottle spacing unit Model LBS-6.

Melton–3029: Adhesive applicators. Circle No. 39.

Minnesota Automation–2328: Representative products from the co.'s full line of reciprocating and rotary placers.

Morrison Timing Screw–1170: Custom-made container-handling parts, including timing screws, quick-change parts and timing-screw drive assemblies, are available in 14 colors.

Multi Pond-America–2605: Exhibiting Rovema Packaging Machines' continuous-motion vf/f/s machine, integrated with a multihead scale.

Multivac–2323, 3514: The R230 rollstock system produces unique packages to differentiate brands and increase market share. The C400 vacuum chamber will also be demonstrated.

Neway Packaging–2913: Pfankuch Machinery feeders, Eastey Enterprises shrink-wrap equipment, Cousins Packaging stretch wrappers, Autolabe label applicators and more.

O/K Intl.–3428: The new Medical Supersealer is a variable-speed, continuous hot-air sealer designed to meet the requirements of FDA process validation guidelines.

Pacific Packaging Machinery–2939: New line of servo-driven 8-, 12- and 18-station rotary volumetric fillers for speeds from 60 to 250 containers/min.

Packaging Aids Corp–3063: SLB™ SHELF LIFE BOOSTER tray sealer uses smart gas-flush system to produce extremely low residual oxygen levels without using a vacuum pump. Circle No. 215.

Packworld USA–3438: Benchtop heat sealers. Circle No. 50

Partner Pak–2938

Phoenix Engineering & Deitz–2926: Vf/f/s pouch (four-side-seal) machine for powders, liquids, tablets, capsules and hardware. Disc counter for filling into pouches and bottles.

Powerpak Industries–2196: Four-station rotary blister and clamshell sealer and supplies.

Raypress–2377: Protag automatic neck-tag applicator featuring co.'s contract packaging series machine. Also introducing multiweb label constructions.

Romaco–2801: Bosspak RTC-200 tablet/capsule counter with rotary continuous motion. Features tablet separation via sorting disk, zero-vibration streamfilling and near-3-D matrix counter.

S&S Service Parts–2427: Single and dual heat- band sealers can run up to 85 products/min. Free-flow scale can package 2 to 120 lb. Also open-mouth bags and conveyors.

Septimatech Group–2292: Provider of custom container-handling solutions, supplies Rapid Exchange No Tool (RXNT®) changeparts, which include feedscrews and self-centering cap chucks, among others.

Solus Industries–2839

Start Intl.–2379: TDH205, an electric gummed-tape dispenser. Automatically feeds, moistens and cuts definite length tapes. Features hardened-steel cutting blades and 14 preset length settings.

T&G Machinery–1905: 720 Series small-footprint case erectors are portable, handle various case sizes and offer simple operation.

Weighpack/Paxiom Systems–1810: MULTI-TRIX scales, the VERTEK vf/f/s machine, the ZIPPY bagger and conveyors. Tabletop auto-weighing models to complete integrated modular systems available.

Zed Industries–2433: Thermoforming and plastic packaging machinery systems, high-speed, in-line pressure/vacuum formers, heat sealers.

Able Label–3074: Thermal-transfer and direct-thermal labels, tags and printers, Seagull Scientific's "Bartender" label software, electronic scales, and Datamax printers.

Accufast Package Printing Systems–2250: On-demand ink-jet marking and bar-code printers feature nontoxic Hewlett-Packard technology.

Accutek Packaging Equipment–2041: Kiss Packaging and Labelette equipment, as well as the SL2-200 sleever for speeds of 300 cpm. Works with a range of heat tunnels, ovens.

Bell-Mark Sales–3714: Coding and marking solutions such as Easy Print II mlp for in-line printing of batch codes, graphics, logos, sell-by dates, and other variable information. Will be located at MD&M West. Circle No. 264.

Blumer (USA)–2383: Band-All line of banding and labeling equipment accommodates paper and film bands from 1 to 4 in. All can be outfitted with label readers.

Clements Industries–2213: Tach-It semi-automatic, mechanical and electric tape dispensers and 22 styles of label dispensers, and twist-tie machines, ribbons and cable ties.

Datamax –2871: Introducing the A-Class family of applicator print engines. Available in 4- and 6-in. widths.

Diagraph–3013: Offering and demonstrating new products at the show, including marking, coding and labeling systems. Trident, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of piezoelectric impluse, ink-jet printheads, will be launching three new products. Circle No. 217.

EF Engineering–2955: Exhibiting the Model F-2000 packaging machine, a versatile sleever.

FJ Smith Sales–2468: Methods and equipment to mark, code, label, seal and strap.

Foxjet, a div. of ITW–2313: The patent-pending Auto Maintenance System (AMS) offers self-cleaning for each printhead.

ID Technology–2093: Releasing the new Model 250 label printer/applicator that uses thermal-transfer technology to print and apply variable-information labels. Circle No. 218.

Imaje–1917 & 3289: The co.'s product line includes small- and large-character coders for primary and secondary package identification.

In-Line Labeling Equipment–2251: Introducing the fully automatic WebMaster 100 SP P5 labeler, suited for wine industry applications.

Labeltronix–2441: "Electric Smart Tamp," a breakthrough in applicator design. The Model 3038 printer/applicator sets a new standard for tough labeling jobs.

Linx Xymark–2346

Loveshaw (An ITW Co.)–2313: LS 800DT will print and apply a single, dual or corner wrap label using the same applicator pad. Trident will launch three new products, including a new printhead, an automatic maintenance feature and a bar-code printer.

Markem –2378: New SmartLase™ laser coder, SmartTouch™ portable control system, 5000 Series SC hot-melt ink-jet coder, new 5005 Series Touch Dry® hot-melt ink. Circle No. 219.

NJM/CLI Packaging Systems–3113: Model 401X Final Touch Print & Apply labeler, Cremer tablet counter, Model 124 Bronco p-s labeler, new RotaCap rotary capper. Circle No. 220.

Nutec Systems/Certified Machinery–1379: The m600 ink-jet printer/coder utilizes Hewlett-Packard printhead technology and features no-maintenance disposable printheads.

Open Date Systems–2460: Supplies coding and marking systems, high-speed and large-format hot-stamp coders, Thermocode Series 2 family of high-speed thermal-transfer coders.

PrintSafe–3157: Metronic alphaJETc4 ink-jet marker with up to four printheads for product marking and package coding. Pigmented and special inks are available.

QuickLabel Systems–3127: Xe line of high-speed, full-color label printers can print labels up to 8 in. wide at production speeds.Circle No. 221.

SATO America–2853: 802.11b wireless print server includes plug-in installation and WPCPlus™ web-based server. Circle No. 222.

Squid Ink Manufacturing–1941: The SQ/2 Scorpion industrial ink-jet printing system offers solvent- or water-based ink use, and single or dual 7-dot printheads or single split-line 16-dot printheads.

Technaprint–2880: Product decorating/printing services, pad and screen printing, and laser engraving. Fully automated, multicolor systems, and four-color-process capabilities available.

Tharo Systems–1880

Videojet Technologies–2401: DataFlex™ Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) is suitable for a range of applications. Allows for online printing of variable and real-time data, bar codes and graphic images. Circle No. 223.

Weber Marking Systems–2479: Alpha 86 label applicator applies p-s labels using wipe-on method. Can be oriented for top-, side- or bottom-labeling applications; features stepper motor and cast aluminum construction.

Willett America–2291: Ink-jet coders, thermal-transfer printers, label applicators, inks and ribbons, and software products.

Zebra Technologies–3121: 110Pax3 print engine produces 600-dpi resolution with maximum print width of 3.2 in. XiIII Plus and ZebraNet® wireless card socket also on display.

Airlite Plastics–1979: HDPE and PP rigid containers and lids range from 4 oz to 4.25 gal. Nine-color printing and labeling are available.

Airopak/Novapack PVC Container–1863: New stock containers include a 16-oz wide-mouth PP cylinder, a 48-oz pinch handle PET container, and Ratchet bottles with triggers.

Allstate Can/Allcanwest–1831: Tin packaging in stock and decorative styles, industrial cans for ink and petroleum, and containers for snacks, spices, cosmetics and tea.

Amcor Plastube North America–1541: Hoffmann Neopac's proprietary Polyfoil® barrier tube technology allows tubes to be decorated by offset or screen printing or hot stamping.

Andrew M Martin–1962: Unit-dose containers for cross sampling include three product lines: Amco Pillowpaks and Polysqueeze tubes, and Pillowpaks PVC tubing.

Aoki Laboratory America–2394

Berlin Packaging–2079: Studio 111™ Nova in HDPE for personal care, Tear Drop Oval for sun care, Harmony PVC bottles, Sunset Ovals, and Odyssey Rounds in bright colors.

Berry Plastics–2240: Open-topped PP and HDPE containers range from 4 oz to 5 gal. Also, round, nonround thin-walled, dairy, pry-off, industrial containers, drink cups and more.

Captive Plastics–1975: Upscale, wide-mouth PET food canisters for candy and nuts, closures, bottles, and other packaging for healthcare, personal care, food and beverages.

Caquin–1732: Metallic drums, PP bags and industrial packaging.

CCW Products–2031: Clear plastic wide-mouth containers made of high-impact material are suitable for food/drug packaging. Also, jars in unique shapes, clear containers for POP display.

Cebal America/Pechiney Plastic Packaging–2155: A variety of new packaging and samples of flexible and rigid packaging for food, healthcare and personal care.

Cin-Made–2452: Custom paper canisters with plastic/metal closures and several other closure options include rigid containers for dry products and new sizes from 1/2 to 8.6 gal.

Cleartec Packaging–1845: New Hanging Tubes in several diameters have built-in hangers for retail applications and allow for visual inspection.

CMT Materials–1783: New Hytac®-B1X thermoplastic Syntactic plug material provides low thermal conductivity, high impact-resistance and easy machining for medical packs, trays.

Comar–1848: All-plastic oral dosage dispenser features a 2-pc wiper design. Tip of plunger uses a flexible wiper that helps reduce risk of choking and contamination. Circle No. 224.

Cosmic Co.–2167: Transparent plastic packaging boxes; also promotional items.

Custom Paper Tubes–1965: Custom-designed packaging utilizing paper tubes and composite cans.

Dering–1473: The Cshell is alternative packaging for compact discs formats, including CD-, CD-R- and DVD-type products.

Do-It Corp–2183: Offering new clear and printed hang-tab designs, unique packaging/promotion ideas, and a new line of display strips.

Dot Packaging Group–3258: Offering blister cards, clamshell inserts, metallic cards, skinboards and other products.

Gold Star Intl.–1947: Manufactures bottles, caps and plastic injection parts.

Hardy-Graham–2179: Hardy-Built® fastening systems used on modular-removable lid/end/side- only or returnable/reusable.

Highland Plastics–2089: A new "Cup in Cup" package offers two cups sharing a common lid that is suited for products that need to keep two ingredients separated.

Leco Plastics–2030: Manufactures custom-molded, extruded and die-cut plastics; plastic packaging handles, locks and rivets.

Lerman Container–2075: Full line of Tall Tapered Rounds. Sizes include 4-, 8- and 12-oz PVC and 250- and 400-mL PET. M&H Plastics introduces new 25-mL HDPE Vogue with a 14-mm snap dispensing cap.

Linpac Materials Handling–3158: Full line of pallet-sized plastic, reusable, collapsible and noncollapsible, pallet-sized containers and pallets. ROPAK™ containers for transport, storage and in-process product handling.

McKernan Packaging–3070: Surplus containers and packaging. Circle No. 225.

Measurex/S&L Plastics–2154

Milwright–2265: Tamper-evident 110-mm cap identifies an intact package, but warns the consumer when seal integrity has been breached. The cap fits any standard 400-finish jar or bottle.

New High Glass–1957

Norden Packaging–2023

Norman Intl.–2471: Heat-sealed (RF) vinyl bags and zipper bags for retail packaging; Styrofoam corner blocks and edge protectors; IBCs for hazardous waste.

Pechiney Plastic Packaging–3330: Manufactures multilayer plastic bottles and jars. Specializes in containers for oxygen- and light-sensitive products, and plastic containers for hot-fill and retort products.

Pedro Companies, The–1678: Custom cases from the U.S. and China. Available in soft-sewn, molded, leather and vinyl materials.

Penn-Wheeler Metal Caps & Closures–2168: Child-resistant metal caps with heat-induction liners in virtually any color. Caps feature a steel undercap with a transparent PP overcap.

Placon–3159: Stock and custom boxes, blisters and thermoforms. Circle No. 226.

Plastic Bottle Corp–2028: Custom and stock plastic bottles and jugs in sizes from 3/4 oz to 4 L, specializing in the personal care and household chemical markets.

Ponica Industries–2229: Pumps, plastic tubes and caps for cosmetic and health and beauty industry. PVC/OPS shrink sleeves printed by gravure. Contract packaging service.

PPI–1670&&/font>p> Pro-Western Plastics–1930: New two-U.S.-gal container with plastic handle is ideal for use with metal detectors. Choice of lids. Can be printed with up to four colors.

Qosina–1875: The co.'s Qosmedix div. displays latest additions to its product line: an 11370-mm clear PS test tube and an accompanying plug stopper.

Rehrig Pacific–1801: HuskyLite® returnable plastic crates and trays for beverages, dairy, bakery and meat applications. Also bale arms, bulk pallets and top frames, and flame-retardant plastic pallets.

Reusable Transport Packaging–2246: Provider of custom RPCs, pallets and handheld totes. Selection of sleeve packs, liquid containers, pallet boxes and label systems also available.

Rexam Closures & Containers–2150: Dual CR dispenser; CR continuous-thread dispensing closure; and tall spout dispenser (TSD) with snap-back hinge.

rose plastic USA–3343: Manufacturer of plastic protective packaging systems. Innovative high-quality products, and custom-made and cost-effective packaging solutions.

Saint Gobain Calmar–3144

Setco–2329: Pharmaceutical, preforms and PET.

Superfos Packaging–1990: In-mold-labeled, open-top, injection-molded plastic containers and lids for food, cosmetics and chemicals, among other applications. TE, watertight containers offered round or nonround.

Trinity Manufacturing–2162: Paper stationery, packaging paper box, paper tubes and PVC packaging.

Triple Dot–2141: HDPE and PET wide-mouth packers, HDPE jars and stress bottles, amber glass packers, silica gel/active carbon desiccants, PVC neckbands and full-body sleeves, among other products.

Tubed Products/Setco–2417

Tulox Plastics–1982: Plastic tubes and containers featuring new sizes and shapes, using alternative raw materials and new decorating techniques.

Tuscarora–2129: Protective packaging, insulated shipping containers and other temperature-sensitive packaging.

TZ Case–2372: Aluminum cases for a range of products; custom solutions available. Applications include laptops, tools, beauty, business cards, CDs and DVDs, and binders and organizers.

Unicep Packaging–2165: 10-mL Twist-Tip™, suitable for haircare and oral care, and the AccuDrop™ vial for dispensing liquids, added to line of Twist-Tip unit-dose vials.

Weatherchem–1963: Jar caps, lids, pouring spout closures and TE seals and bands.

American Adhesives–2197: Hot-melt and water-based adhesives include new, improved glue tacks.

American Foam–2086: Sim-u-Vel™ flocked foam showcases products with a velvety finish. Custom foam is available to fit into most boxes and cases.

Bulk-Pack–236: Variety of bags meet Packaging Institute test standards and are UN- and DOT-compliant. Full-bottom-discharge bags are available.

Card Pak–2474: New 4/4 combination print run includes four-color-process printing on the front and back of cards. Express Combo blister-cards can be offset-printed and shipped within four days.

Crown Roll Leaf–1911: Manufacturer of more than 2,000 hot-stamping foils, holographic diffraction grating, heat-transfers, laminated films and holograms, both custom and stock. Desiccare–2234

Eastman Chemical–3801: Products include Embrace copolyesters for shrink film, a material with high gloss and excellent printability designed specifically for highly contoured labels. Circle No. 265.

Everfresh USA–1824: Oxygen absorber that eliminates odor from packaged food, prevents mold growth and keeps freshness without preservatives.

FP Intl.–2301

Fruth Custom Plastics–2884: Announcing the latest PET film made of 100- percent-pure resin and additive-free; stiffer than standard low-density poly.

Geämi Ltd–1706: The new Geämi Roll System for protective packaging employs a layer of expanded Geämi paper interleaved with tissue.

General Magnaplate–2562: The co.'s TNS coatings solve the "sticky substance" problems encountered with the adhesives industry.

Glue Dots Intl.–1844

Gorilla Label–2267

Halpak Plastics–1707: Heat-shrinkable PVC neckbands; full sleeves; labels; plain or printed in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Holland Colors Americas–1964: Offering the choice between liquid and/or solid colorant designed specifically for the manufacturing environment.

Hueck Foils–1348: Featuring a full range of blister foils, including cold-form foils for optimum protection of blister-packaged products.

Imex Vinyl Packaging–2247

Integrity Seal Intl.–3032: Providing the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries the best in safety seals, preforms, rollstock and equipment,

Klöckner Pentaplast–3139: Pentaprint® E749/50 AS7 high-shrink TDO film for full-body sleeve labels, Pentafood® FD-E670/54 FDA-compliant APET film, and Pentaform® high-performance thermoforming films. Circle No. 227.

Laminations–3026: Vboard family of edge protectors includes FlexBoard for contoured objects; PF PalletTop, a smart alternative to wooden pallet tops; and Riveted UChannel for long and narrow products.

Legend Intl./Boxibag, CA–1711: High-quality photographic printing. BoxiBag is an alternative to traditional standup bottom-gusset pouches. Also displaying at the booth, Pack-Line Corp. supplies preformed containers and sealing machines.

Liberty Packaging and Extruding–2017

Loersch–1852

Milliken Chemical–2423: New Hyperform™ HNP-68 hyper-nucleating agent, ClearTint® family of liquid colorants and ClearShield™ UV transparent, colorless absorber. Circle No. 228.

Nomaco–2283: Produces plank products in PE, PP, anti-static, soft-foam and fire-retardant materials. Can manufacture customized profile shapes.

Nordenia North America–1715: Total solution for flexible packaging needs, including blown film technology, gravure and flexo printing, solventless laminations, pouches and bags. Circle No. 229

Pack Plus Converting–1667: Optional one-way degassing valves, eight-color custom printing on preformed bag or roll stock, preformed stock bags, label application service, in-house artwork department.

Philmar Fabrics–2073: Packaging/display fabrics, including bengaline (a thick-ribbed Grosgrain), moire, waterfaille, and ribbed satin. Custom logos and colors.

Price Paper Converting–1894: Paper converter specializing in the food, industrial and medical fields. Sheets, die-cuts, prints, makes tubing stock and slits rolls to 72 in. wide.

Rexam Medical Packaging–3510: INTEGRA® Form NCW, a new nylon-based multilayer film. Facilitates consistent performance on a variety of f/f/s equipment.

Roplast–1258: LDPE film and bags for retail, grocery, food packaging and industrial markets. Monolayer and co-ex films printed on multicolor flexo presses and are converted to bags.

SleeveCo–1350: Manufacturer of shrink and stretch labels. Labels are printable in a variety of color configurations. Circle No. 230.

STA Packaging Tapes–3122: Supreme line of acrylic carton-sealing tapes. Range of p-s specialty and water-activated tapes also available. Case sealing, tapeheads and hand dispensers also on display.

Stoffel Seals–3262: TE seals and bands, foil and hot stamping, labels and packaging inserts. Circle No. 231.

Süd-Chemie Performance Packaging–3128

Tri-Seal–1741

Western Plastics–3017: AirFlow Premium vented pallet stretch film has die-cut holes to reduce spoilage and facilitate even cooling. Stretches up to 225 percent.

Advanced Detection Systems–3228

Alpha Checkweighers–1550: Automatic checkweighers, for rigid and flexible packaging, cases and drums, afford precision and reach speeds to 400 cpm.

Cintex of America–3069: Visionscan visual inspection/verification system for food labeling; Signet XR economical x-ray system; and Compact XP with more sensitivity and accuracy.

DVT–2974: Various lines of sensors include the 600, Smart and Legend Series. Sensors include bar-code reading, 2-D Data Matrix and robust OCR capabilities.

Empire Scale–1910: Electronic and mechanical scales and balances; force measurement and materials testing systems.

Equipment Technology Co.–1545: APPS electronic channel tablet counter with vibrating tray and spinning drum.

Fillab–2175: A contract packager specilaizing in unit-dose packaging applications; packaging water-thin to viscous products into glass, plastic, foil pouches and thermoform shapes.

Illinois Instruments–3149: Displaying a line of permeation analyzers, including the Model 8000 oxygen permeation analyzer and Model 7000 water vapor transmission analyzer.

Inex Vision Systems–1726: Manufacturer of vision, inspection and process control system for glass and plastic container manufacturers, and food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies.

Loma Systems–1357: Launching Axis X3 line of x-ray inspection equipment, including AutoTrack Technology, which enables multiple, upgraded x-ray inspection capabilities at lower costs.

Mocon–2623: New PAC CHECK™ Model 225 headspace analyzer is handheld and portable; can be used simply by inserting a probe into the package. PAC GUARD 500 now meets two new ASTM standards.

Perceptics–1344: Supplies Sealsafe™ systems that provide online, real-time, noncontact, nondestructive seal integrity inspection.

Performance Imaging–1466: Unique high-speed automatic inspection system can read and verify dot matrix, solid and laser characters in any orientation.

QuickSilver Controls–1815: QuickControl 4.0 development software; features include an upload program, a register file system, user-namable registers, and more.

Redlake MASD–1701: MotionMeter™ handheld digital camera can capture images at up to 1,000 frames/sec. Remote-capable and includes rugged case for harsh industrial environments.

Safeline–2931: Powerphase metal detectors feature selectable multifrequency capabilities that allow processors to run both conductive and nonconductive product with maximum sensitivity.

SGS US Testing–1814: Offers services for verification, testing and certification of paper, corrugated, folding cartons, tubes and more. Lab is ISTA, NMFC and UN/DOT third-party-certified.

TapTone–1257: Provides online inspection systems for leak, label and fill-level detection for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical processors. All systems are microprocessor-controlled.

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