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INDUSTRY PRODUCTS
PDC International's Tamper-evident Shrinksealer
Takes the Downtime Out of Roll Changes
PDC International Corp. has introduced the 65C-M
Shrinksealer with Integrated Material Accumulator.
The 65C-M is based on an equipment platform developed by
PDC, now widely used and specified throughout the food and
pharma sectors for the application of heat shrinkable, tamperevident neckbands. Most notably, a shrink material accumulator,
integral to this new system, allows roll changes at full production
speed - up to 175 CPM. This distinctive new feature produces
huge reductions in downtime every shift.
When the current reel is spent, an end-of-reel sensor automatically clamps the tail at a splicing table, allowing the rapid splice of
the new reel, while running at full speed.
Several variations of Tamper Evident Banding are applied with
the 65 Series, including registered, printed graphics that create
visual marketing opportunities around the cap of the package.
When horizontally perforated at the base of the cap, the tamperevident portion is removed when opened, while the neck label
portion with graphics remains on the package throughout its life.
Sleeves extending below the cap conceal variations in fill levels,
which are inevitable in viscous liquid filling.
65C Series machines operate at 50 to 175 CPM (containers per
minute) with maximum speeds dependent on package and sleeve
dimensions. Sleeve diameter range is .375 to 3.0 inches (10 - 75
mm). Sleeve height range is .625 to 4 inches (15 - 100 mm).
PDC 65C Series machines are compatible with traditional and
sustainable films, including PVC, PET, PETG, OPS and PLA
films. 65C Series Systems have many high-value features standard,
including full safety enclosure, heavy-duty mechanical construction,
Allen-Bradley PLC controls, and upstream photo-eyes. Systems also
have motorized material unwind, and material-out sensors.

3M Expands Food Safety Offering with Acquisition
of Elution Technologies
3M has announced it has acquired Elution Technologies, a
Vermont-based manufacturer of test kits that enable food and
beverage companies to help ensure their products are free from
potentially harmful allergens, such as peanuts, soy or milk.
"Elution Technologies' test kits offer proven technology with
an easy-to-use design that delivers fast and accurate results for
companies offering peanut-free, gluten-free and other specialized
foods for people with certain sensitivities and allergies. We are
pleased to add this technology to our broader food safety offering,
and extend these important solutions to food processing companies
across the globe," said Polly Foss, general manager, 3M Food Safety.
Testing for potentially harmful allergens has become increasingly
important to food and beverage processors and their customers.
According to a 2011 study in the Journal of Clinical Immunology,

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Equipment can be customized with additional sensors (fallen
bottle and splice detection, imprint verification, etc.) as well as
power transformers, motorized height adjustment, servo feed
motors and touch screen interface.
Like all PDC packaging systems, the 65C-M Series was
designed using off-the-shelf, readily available components,
assuring that the cost of ownership remains low throughout
the system's long service life. Systems incorporate field-proven
controls technology and can be UL approved.
PDC International Corporation
+1 203.853.1516
Norwalk, CT
www.pdc-corp.com

every three minutes someone is the U.S. is rushed to an emergency
room due to harmful and sometimes deadly allergic reactions to
substances in food, and in some cases those substances were never
intended to be in the products.
Elution Technologies was founded in 2012 by Bia Diagnostics
and Immunology Consultants Laboratory. Since that time, the
company has developed one of the broadest offerings of allergen
tests available to the industry. The acquisition adds more than
30 allergen-specific lateral-flow and ELISA (enzyme-linked
immunosorbent assay) test kits - proven to perform on food as
well as environmental samples - to 3M Food Safety's existing total
protein tests.
3M
+1 888.364.3577
St. Paul, MN
www.3m.com


http://www.pdc-corp.com http://www.3m.com

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The Cleanliness of Resusable Water Bottles: How Contamination Levels are Affected by Bottle Usage and Cleaning Behaviors of Bottle Owners
Impact of Carcass Anatomical Location on the Microbiological Profile of Beef Trimmings
Thermal Processing Parameters to Ensure a 5-log Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in Acidified Tomato-based Foods
Experimental Evaluation of Performance of Sampling Techniques for Microbiological Quantification on Carcass Services
Effect-based Analytics for Toxicological Screening - Concepts for Future Developments
Beyond the Bio - John Luchansky
PDF Highlight - Food Chemical Hazards and Food Allergy PDG
IAFP 2017 In Review
Industry Products
Coming Events
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Food Protection Trends - November/December 2017 - Thermal Processing Parameters to Ensure a 5-log Reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes in Acidified Tomato-based Foods
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Food Protection Trends - November/December 2017 - IAFP 2017 In Review
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