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Xpedx launches new North American network of package design centers

Xpedx has announced a new network of 7 Package Design Centers with the opening of centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rochester, NY, and the expansion of existing design centers in Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Juarez, Mexico, metropolitan areas.
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Green battery pack seats six

New blister pack for launch of batteries for home theatre 3DTV glasses uses eye-catching “stadium seating” design and allows for resealability and 100% recyclability.
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Pro Mach Acquires Shuttleworth, Inc.

Pro Mach, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Shuttleworth, Inc., a leading global conveyor automation and product handling machinery manufacturer based in Huntington, Indiana. Shuttleworth, with facilities in Belgium and Malaysia, will become a division of Pro Mach’s End of Line Business Unit.
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M.Jacob & Sons celebrates 125 years

For 125 years now M. Jacob & Sons has been a source for packaging materials, including glass, plastic, and green options.
Despite its minimal footprint, the TFS E tube filler can fill and seal up to 220 tubes per minute.

Schneider Electric becomes an OYSTAR Global Automation Partner

OYSTAR IWK is introducing its new TFS E tube filler at Pack Expo 2010 in Chicago. This machine features innovative solutions that greatly reduce product changeover times. It also served as a pilot project for international collaboration between IWK and Schneider Electric, in which Schneider Electric served as both an international technology partner and a supplier of automation and electrical equipment.
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Teaching retorts how to communicate

Operations management in all types of manufacturing is under constant pressure to continually achieve efficiency improvements.
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Flexible packaging sales revenue forecast to rise 3.4% this year

The Flexible Packaging Assn. predicts U.S. sales revenue to reach $27.3 billion this year. Also, raw materials pricing supplants the economy as the primary concern of survey respondents.
Materials Product Brief

Pregis Corporation: PP sheet foam protects metal

Microfoam® from Pregis is a low-density high coefficient of friction (COF) polypropylene (PP) sheet foam that protects metal surfaces during transit.
Package Case Study

Two-piece steel cans rev up motor products profile

 Based in Eden Prairie, MN, Sea Foam is a leading supplier of motor treatment products and fuel additives for gasoline and diesel engines.
Controls Product Brief

Pepperl + Fuchs: Photoelectric background suppression sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs’ GLV18 Series of photoelectric background suppression sensors provides background suppression sensing without a reflector or frequent readjustments, and significantly lowers power consumption and power supply requirements.


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