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A Sleevit Lite low-cost tamper-evident sleeving line has been installed at life sciences company Invitrogen in Paisley by Turpins Packaging Systems.

It is being used to protect Gibco cell culture media in 100ml, 500ml and 1-litre bottles with 38mm diameter PP closures.

Comprising a Lite 60 sleeve applicator and ShrinkMaster Lite shrinking tunnel, the line eliminates the need for the complex reel changeover previously necessary.

Operating at 60 products/min, the compact Sleevit SV and SC Lite applicators are designed for lower speed users. Adjustable for height and reach, they feature a new structure and pneumatically operated control system. The frame has side-loaded sleeve reels for where rear access is difficult, and reportedly takes up very little line length.