Pack Expo notes - The Packer

Pack Expo notes

11/09/2012 09:53:00 AM
Dan Galbraith

The new technology is available for rollstock, pre-made pouches and die-cut lids.


Hickory, N.C.-based Shurtape introduced a cold temperature-resistant tape geared to fresh produce, said Laura Pierce, assistant communications manager.

The newest addition to the company’s product line, HP 132 Packaging Tape, is designed to keep packages sealed in temperatures as low as 20 degrees, even in high-speed applications, “with a synthetic rubber/resin hot melt adhesive for an instant, permanent bond (even) in sub-freezing temperatures,” according to a company news release.

The company also showed off its new ShurSEAL SP 6200 tape dispenser at the show.

Walker Custom Sheet Metal

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Walker Custom Sheet Metal debuted a food conveyor designed for tool-less disassembly and without niches to harbor bacteria.

“Having worked in this industry for nearly four decades, I can confidently say that ours is the only conveyor to offer this completely tool-less design,” Jim Monaweck, project manager, said in a news release.

“The pulleys, motors, drives, chutes and belts can all be easily removed using only your hands, so that anyone working on a line can fully disassemble the conveyor,” he said.

Monaweck designed the conveyor to eliminate areas where food particles can collect, enhancing the attractiveness of the product to those wanting to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The company claims its new conveyor “simplifies the process of meeting these strict sanitation requirements and can be customized to meet the needs of individual manufacturers.”

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