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Portola PackagingPortola Packaging of San Jose, Calif. recently introduced its SCIII plastic closure. The SCIII is a two-piece, tamper-evident snap-on closure consisting of an inner pull-ring seal and a resealable screw top overcap. To open the package, the consumer unscrews the plastic overcap and then removes the inner plastic seal with the pull-ring. The consumer reseals the bottle with the overcap. The SCIII provides consumers with the perceived freshness and security benefits of an induction foil seal, but is easier for consumers to open and for bottlers to apply. Another benefit of the SCIII is the elimination of the common consumer complaint of dried milk that appears as white flakes on the bottle threads. Because milk never has the opportunity to come into contact with the threads on the SCIII, there are no white flakes. The SCIII is currently used to seal HDPE and PET bottles of milk and liquid yogurt.
Portola Packaging, Inc.
MeadWestvaco Packaging SystemsAtlanta-based MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems offers the new FlexiTech™ paperboard packaging system for pouches. The system is comprised of a state-of-the art packaging machine and an innovative carton that allows dairy manufacturers to multi-pack their pouch products, such as yogurt and pudding snacks, in a more cost-effective, consumer-friendly carton. The FlexiTech carton features I-beam internal support construction that allows the package to replace bulky corrugated boxes while still maintaining the compression strength needed to protect the flexible primary container. The FlexiTech packaging machine, which runs the carton, was developed for high-speed.
MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems
CryovacThe Cryovac® BL-110 is a fully automatic bag loader designed to load Italian cheeses, such as provolone and mozzarella, into Cryovac® taped bags at speeds up to 35 cycles per minute. The BL-110 handles bag sizes 6 inches to 10 inches in width and 22 inches in length, and is capable of loading rectangular and round products. The system features automatic advancing and opening of taped bags and a high-speed belt to inset product into the opened bag. The BL-110 easily adapts to existing production operations and is designed for easy clean up.
Seal-It, Inc.Seal-It is a converter, manufacturer and printer of shrink labels and tamper-evident bands made from PVC, PETG and OPS films. The company prints up to 10 colors in rotogravure or modified flexographic. Seal-It offers conventional or digital flexo plates. Two facilities and an in-house pre-press department boast the most up-to-date equipment. Seal-It has experienced customer service reps and a national sales force.
International PaperThe Eco-Pak Plus packaging is designed especially for school milk and features a new opening for straw-hole puncture with 8oz Eco-Pak cartons. The patent-pending design is an embossed cross that allows for easier penetration of the opening without the risk of leaking during production and distribution. Eco-Pak Plus is seamless to filling operations and provides processors with the ability to address consumer needs for convenience and easy opening while maintaining production efficiencies and without increasing material costs. The company also offers Micro-Pak, a single-serve packaging solution that provides a portion-controlled beverage with an easy-punch foil-patch straw-hole and a pyramid bottom for stability. With full-color, process-print graphics, the Micro-Pak carton captures consumers' attention. Available in 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-oz. sizes, MicroPak features the patented Tru Taste barrier boards, protecting the product's taste, nutrition, and quality and enabling longer distribution networks.
Elopak, Inc.New Hudson, Mich.-based Elopak, Inc. is introducing the Pure-Pak® Curve, a gable-top carton. Making its debut on a limited basis in North America, the product has proven successful in Europe. The Curve features a fifth panel that improves shelf appeal and gives the carton a slimmer appearance. This panel lets dairies enhance brand identity and differentiate flavors.
Berry Plastics Corp.Berry Plastics is a manufacturer of injection molded and thermoformed containers, drink cups, housewares, closures and aerosol overcaps. A global packaging supplier for tamper-evident, child-resistant food, beverage, personal care and industrial markets, Berry has an extensive line of dairy packaging, ranging in size from 4 to 195 ounces. Products are available in high-density polyethylene and polypropylene, suitable for food, dairy, frozen desserts and other applications. Berry also offers a line of 38mm milk closures. The compression-lined closure, "Intelligent Cap," creates a tamper-resistant packaging system. A forgiving seal provides savings for dairies. The company also offers Imedge® Squares that provide protection with a break tab on the container and the crisp, vibrant graphics of in-mold labels. These containers are available in 8-, 12-, 16- and 48-ounce sizes. Finally, Berry offers thermoformed round and clear, non-round packaging, available in 8-, 12-, 16- and 32-ounce sizes.
Berry Plastics Corp.
Alto Plastics LtdAlto Plastics' 43-mm foil piercing sports sipper cap will soon have company: A 38-mm version. Three actions let consumers enjoy their favorite beverage without laboriously removing cap, peeling back foil, then replacing the cap before drinking. All they do now is press, click and sip. Pressing down the nozzle perforates the foil seal applied to the container neck allowing the product to be consumed through the sipper nozzle. From here the nozzle can be pushed down to reseal. Another special feature is the locked in, internal sipper nozzle design that has a safety feature of 30kg+ pull-off force to prevent separation from the container.
Alto Plastics Ltd
Lantech.comLantech's new C-300 case erector delivers reliability for a machine in the 10-case/minute speed range, utilizing a proprietary design that holds the case square and erect throughout the process. The C-300 comes standard with features such as a powered infeed magazine and automatic "case on demand" operation. The powered infeed allows for a low, horizontal magazine position for easier loading and better operator ergonomics. Powered infeed also ensures consistent feeding of single blanks from the time the magazine is full to the time it empties. The C-300 machine handles single-wall RSC and HSC cases, with B and C flute types. Min/max case sizes are 7-7/8"L x 5-7/8"W x 3-7/8"H and 19-5/8"L x 13-3/4"W x 20-3/4"H. Designed for zero maintenance, the machine comes standard with a 3-year warranty at unlimited cycles.
H.S. CrockerH.S. Crocker Co. has developed several new non-foil lidding structures to seal various portions size containers and polymers. For years, customers have asked for a pre- die-cut lid other than foil. Metal detection, microwaveable, tear and puncture resistance are just a few of the advantages associated with these new materials. The company also produces paper and poly labels with and without over laminates and adhesives in roll-to-roll and single cut, heat-seal blister packs, in-mold labels, shrink film and various specialty printed projects for a wide range of applications. Printing is done on 9-color Flexographic presses from 13" - 32" with front and back print capabilities. H.S. Crocker can now offer portion cups (thermoformed and injection molded) in a wide variety of sizes and designs.