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Protective Covers fit half size bakery racks.
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'); document.write('Protecto® SUPRO-14-EC-1/2 covers half sized bakery racks, which stand 38 in. tall. Constructed from clear, .010 in. thick, phthalate-free, tin-free, lead-free, and heavy metal-free PVC, cover separates contents from adverse environmental factors and helps prevent food spoilage.'); document.write('
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External Protection Valve helps keep packaged coffee fresh.
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'); document.write('Applied to coffee packaging to prevent product deterioration, V55 allows roasting gas to escape without allowing oxygen and external odors to enter bag/can. This maintains aroma of packaged product while also preventing bag from bloating. Coffee manufacturers can apply up to 150 of these 0.49 x 0.49 x 0.014 in. valves per minute, and valve offers reliable opening and closing pressure to ensure optimal product quality.'); document.write('
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Mini Bakeware helps maximize bakery sales.
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'); document.write('Constructed of durable 26-gauge aluminized steel, Chicago Metallic Mini Bakeware creates on-trend single-serving baked goods, including cakes, brownies, and cheesecakes. Trays measure 11.125 x 15.75 in. and are coated with AMERICOAT® and silicone bakery release coating to ensure easy removal of baked goods.'); document.write('
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Slab Former features flexible working width.
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'); document.write('Designed to minimize or eliminate trim when processing masses for cereal, candy, protein, and fruit bars, WRF 600 Flex Roller Former enables width changes without production stoppages. System features smooth slab former with flexible working width allowing step-less and tool-free adjustments for precise cutting of bars in different sizes. As standard feature, slab thickness can be continuously adjusted between 0.196–1.181 in. WRF 600 features hygienic design and offers access from all sides.'); document.write('
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Straight Oils suit severe cutting and grinding operations.
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'); document.write('Derived from carefully selected vegetable base stocks, and augmented to provide optimized viscosity, lubricity, and oxidative stability, EQO-MAX Series is developed for severe cutting and grinding on stainless steels, titanium, and other exotic alloys in demanding industrial sectors like aerospace parts and medical devices. Oils totally eliminate foaming when running in high-pressure coolant delivery systems at 1,000 psi or higher.'); document.write('
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Stainless Steel Gearbox exceeds hygienic standards.
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'); document.write('With electro-polished 316L stainless steel surfaces and IP69K washdown performance, HLAE Hygienic Gearbox features both FDA and NSF approvals. Unit uses food-safe lubricants throughout and includes smooth PTFE shaft seal that will not trap particulate. Offering full-load efficiency above 97% with minimal backlash and high torsional stiffness, gearbox is suited for food and pharmaceutical applications, including filling equipment, slicers, hygienic belt drives, and agitating machines.'); document.write('
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Dairy Product Packaging offers integrated spoon.
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'); document.write('Offered in 210 or 300 ml sizes, injection molded plastic pot addresses consumer demand for meals on-the-go by integrating one spoon into lid. Spoon may be accessed by tearing off self-adhesive peel-off label on top of square pot. Design comes in one version with spoon in lid and one version with higher lid featuring room for both crunchy topping and spoon. Pot is reclosable, stable, and optimized for stacking (filled or empty), and in-mold labeling retains brand identity on shelf.'); document.write('
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Oxygen Barrier Packaging helps keep food fresh.
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'); document.write('Combining oxygen barrier on all surfaces with membrane seal, SuperLock® Containers ensure almost non-existent oxygen transmission rate, providing ambient shelf life up to 24 months for products such as ready meals, sauces, soups, nuts, and dairy products. Packs are suitable for both hot and cold filling, can be retorted for product pasteurization or sterilization, and are stackable for storage. Low carbon and fully recyclable, reclosable containers are microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe.'); document.write('
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PIM-Compliant Overprint Varnish protects flexible packaging print.
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'); document.write('DigiGuard Gloss 310 protects and enhances appearance of HP Indigo Electroinks® applied on HP Indigo digital presses used in form, fill, and seal packaging applications. Protective overprint varnish meets European Plastic Implementing Measure (PIM) for food contact and exhibits slip properties that facilitate coated web feed. Resistant to heat from heat sealing operation, product can be applied via flexo, gravure, or roll coater or on separate varnishing/finishing station.'); document.write('
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Adhesive Tapes suit direct food contact applications.
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'); document.write('FDA compliant Direct and Indirect Food Tapes and Films are used when manufacturing, processing, packaging, distributing and storing foods, pharmaceutical and OTC products.  Food grade tapes meet food safety standards and eliminate concerns over contamination and clean up.  Various products are available with permanent or temporary adhesive and can be custom designed and manufactured to meet application requirements.'); document.write('
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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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