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Full Size Cooling Wells keep food at preferred temperature.
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'); document.write('Insulated on sides and bottom to ensure cold retention, Drop-In Ice Wells can hold various cold food products at preferred serving temperatures for foodservice operations. There are no refrigeration or electrical components. These ice-cooled units, suited for salad bars, cold buffets, and chilled beverage bars, are full-size wells available suited for holding 1- to 6-pan configurations. Pan dividers allow greater flexibility in featured food product display.'); document.write('
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Soup Stations keep soup at safe-serving temperatures.
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'); document.write('Available to accommodate two 7 or 11 quart round pans, SW Soup Stations distribute heat evenly throughout to keep soups hot and fresh at desired temperatures. Insulated stainless steel design facilitates maintenance and ensures durability. With infinite switches and indicator lights on both ends of unit, operator can use each switch to control nearest well. Accessories include upper shelf, backsplash, sign holder, 4.5 in. deep cup rail, and magnetic graphics.'); document.write('
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Pet Food Pack features reclosable design.
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'); document.write('Offering alternative to traditional aluminum tray, square plastic Pet Food Pack comes in 115 mL or 100 g size for smaller meals. Reclosable pack minimizes odors, protects contents, and is suitable for autoclave. Product also features UV light barrier protection and oxygen barrier for extended shelf life. In addition, in-mold labeling allows for distinctive shelf presence in competitive markets.'); document.write('
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Re-Closable Food Package combines safety and convenience.
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'); document.write('Combining re-closing ability and tamper-evidence security, Bebo Swing™ features re-closable lid, attached to tub via ultrasonic welding, that can be hinged or fully removed. Pack solution, intended for spreadable products, incorporates perforation process which facilitates opening and can be designed for various shapes. Suitable for products with and without lidding film, product can be manufactured in monolayer or multilayer PP and can incorporate light barrier.'); document.write('
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Digital Seed Corn Ear Sorter features high-capacity configuration.
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'); document.write('Able to inspect as many as 4,500 ears of corn per minute, Veo™ Max enables output of multiple huskers to be consolidated and fed to one digital sorter. Vision system and software algorithms enable recognition of color, texture, shape, and size to detect and automatically remove ears with husk remaining with 98% sort efficiency. Able to be configured as 2- or 3-way inspection systems, machine integrates Iso-Flo® vibratory infeed system and can sort any size and variety of seed corn ear.'); document.write('
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Dual Motion Mixers optimize blending and uniformity.
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'); document.write('Custom-configured for applications with one tank and multiple mixing requirements, Sharpe Dual Motion Mixers combine high-shear or high-intensity mixer with low-shear gentle acting agitator. Typical configuration includes center-mounted, low-speed anchor mixer or scrape anchor mixer which moves product into mixing zone where secondary agitator thoroughly blends. Applications include manufacturing food products processed with gravy, sauces with thickeners, and chemical slurries.'); document.write('
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On-Site Leak Test Instrument can serve diverse industries.
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'); document.write('Based on negative pressure method, i-PROCESS 6200 Leak Test and Data Processing System performs leak tests with use of compressed air, vacuum generator, and pressure sensor. Instrument can also test seal performance of specimens after falling and compression tests with precision up to 1% FS. While degree of vacuum can be set from 0 to -90 KPa, vacuum retention time can be set from 30–999 sec. Other features include automatic constant pressure compensation, barcode scanner, and micro-printer.'); document.write('
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Clear PET Food Containers use recycled post-consumer content.
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'); document.write('Designed to highlight and market fresh food, Crystal Seal reFresh thermoformed, FDA food-grade, 100% recyclable, plastic containers comes in 8 sizes and shapes that can be used in various configurations. All styles are leak resistant, offer unobstructed view of product, and feature tamper-evident hinge and tight seals. Tabs facilitate opening/closing by consumers, and design maximizes structural integrity with minimal ribbing.'); document.write('
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Omega-3 Oil Blend increases nutrients without adding flavor.
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'); document.write('Able to help food manufacturers boost nutritional benefits of their products, IngreVita™ is blend of high oleic canola oil, fish oil, and proprietary antioxidants that delivers long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) which promote heart health and brain development. This ingredient serves manufacturers looking to include long-chain omega-3s in their food and beverage formulations. With handling similar to canola oil, product also offers shelf stability and does not introduce off-flavors.'); document.write('
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Sealed Air Shrink Film eliminates fog from packaged produce.
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'); document.write('Offering alternative to PVC in cold chain/fresh produce goods packaging, Cryovac® CT-311 prevents water droplets (fog) from accumulating inside of film and clouding package contents. This 35-gauge, microwaveable, micro-layered, anti-fog shrink film, with Recycle Code 4, does not contain plasticizers typically used with PVC films. Film allows fresh produce to be packaged and distributed to retailers from central location, minimizing risk of cross-contamination at store level.'); document.write('
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Food Service Board features lightweight, sustainable design.
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'); document.write('Safe for food contact, Carta Dedica is suited for cups, plates, trays, clamshells, collars, and lids as well as general food packaging applications. Board is available in 2 versions, one with clay coating for optimal print results and uncoated version that provides more natural appearance. Made from fresh renewable forest fibers, board can be recycled and is hard-sized to prevent edge penetration, allowing it to retain strength when in contact with liquids, moist foods, or condensation.'); document.write('
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Permeation Standards support trace light hydrocarbons.
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'); document.write('Using FlexStream™ + Flex GF™ gas standards generator and Series 57 Gas Permeation Tubes, trace concentration mixtures of C1-C3 hydrocarbons can be prepared. Dynamically mixed concentrations from less than 10 ppb to over 1,000 ppm are available with single dilution for pure compounds. Series 57 tubes use controlled pressure of analyte vapor as permeate source to control extremely low flows of very high pressure gases for blending very low concentration mixtures in single step.'); document.write('
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Wide Belt Conveyor targets food industries.
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'); document.write('Available as components, modules, or complete system, WLX Stainless Steel Conveyor addresses hygienic requirements associated with primary and secondary packaging for food industries. Plastic belt is easily cleaned and available in 12, 18, and 24 in. widths. For operator safety, conveyor has no sharp points or edges and minimal openings to prevent pinch points. Flat surfaces have also been eliminated and there are no hollow bodies or crevices where bacteria will grow.'); document.write('
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Multilayer, Clear Plastic Can suits food packaging applications.
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'); document.write('Offering alternative to metal cans, Klear Can is formed via multilayer co-injection technology and has up to 5 year shelf life. Clear PP plastic can, suitable for retort up to 265°F, has double seam that allows flange to accept traditional (easy open and non-easy open) metal can ends hermetically sealed to container. Initially available in 41 cl size with total height of 110 mm, stackable and BPA-free can features 3-layer – PP outer and inner layers with EVOH barrier – construction.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Hygienic Dryer is designed for coated RTE cereal products.
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'); document.write('For clean, safe production of ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal products, Ceres dryer features chainless conveyor system, tool-less connections, and hygienic door latches. Other sanitary features include pitched floors and roofs, integrated CIP system, continuous belt washing system, and water management system. Engineered with direct drive fans, internal baffles, air curtains, and insulated doors, floors, and roofs, design optimizes every step of product and air flow.'); document.write('
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Tamper-Evident Packaging features corner-seal tab.
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'); document.write('Made of PET and available in 8, 12, 16, 24, and 32 oz sizes, VersaLock™ Packaging provides tight perimeter seal that keeps food fresh, resists leaks, and eliminates need for shrink bands. Audible snap confirms positive closure, while separated corner tab indicates opened container. Featuring clear, rib-free design for product visibility, containers allow application of custom labels on smooth sidewall surface. They are designed for optimal stacking and shelf utilization.'); document.write('
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Double-Coated Linerboards support corrugating and printing.
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'); document.write('Offering high whiteness, gloss, and premium printing properties, Modo Northern Light Litho is developed for litholamination and other offset applications, while Modo Northern Light Flexo is recommended for flexo preprint. Use of pure fresh forest fibers makes liners suited for food packaging and other sensitive products such as beautycare and pharmaceuticals. In addition, fully bleached liners are equally applicable for consumer packaging, point of sale, and shopping bags.'); document.write('
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Tubular Cable Conveyor handles fragile materials.
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'); document.write('Suitable for food products, FLEXI-DISC™ integrates with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations and delivers it to storage vessels, filling machines, or other equipment. Conveyor moves material using polymer discs in 4 in. and 6 in. diameters that are affixed to stainless steel or galvanized cable. Discs glide within stainless steel tubing, moving products gently, quietly, and dust-free as well as horizontally, vertically, or at any angle.'); document.write('
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Sanitary Filter Receiver is designed for food applications.
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'); document.write('Sanitary Filter Receiver (SFR) automatically separates product material from convey air for vacuum and pressure conveying sanitary applications in batch and continuous processes. Round corners as well as absence of ledges and hidden areas facilitate cleaning, while tool-less side entry access door affords access to filter media. Along with removable tube filter assemblies, features include integral 70° hopper, stainless steel construction, and pressure differential indicator.'); document.write('
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Biodegradable Molding Material is available for food packaging.
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'); document.write('Safe to freeze and offering heat resistance up to 428°F, Ahlstrom NatureMold™ provides environmentally friendly alternative to molds and trays made from plastic or aluminum for use in range of food applications. Properties facilitate release while promoting wet strength and grease resistance. Produced from renewable resources with FSC™-certified pulp, material also aids branding and differentiation via watermarking or dying options enabled via various hot food contact-approved colors.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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