Applications

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Adhesive applicator

The Scotch ATG 700 Adhesive Applicator from 3M Industrial Tape and Specialties Div. (St. Paul, MN) is easier to load and holds up to 60 yds more tape than its predecessor, the 752.
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Controls Product Brief
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Versatile labeler

MMI Automated Systems (Savanna, IL) has introduced the LM-1000, a semi-automatic tabletop labeler that can serve as a label dispenser, tamp applicator, round-product applicator and wraparound (flag) applicator.
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Labeling adhesive

Designed to accommodate a range of label stocks, substrates, processing and end uses, National Starch and Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ) has introduced a new hot melt adhesive.
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Metal detector

A new second-generation variable frequency metal detector from Graseby Goring Kerr (Amherst, NY) can be used to inspect fresh or frozen products with either metallized or non-metallized films on the same production line.
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Intermediate bulk container

Consisting of a metal frame and pallet with sides that are food-grade molded virgin PP, the Pallecon 330 from TNT Container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) can hold the equivalent of six 55-gal drums.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink tunnels

K.O.E. (E. Norwalk, CT) has developed the EKOShrink line of moderately priced shrink tunnels. Designed for lines with slower speeds, a range of models shrink neck bands onto packages ranging from small pharmaceutical vials to large tubs.
Supplier News
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Pinch-bottom bag

Bancroft Bag (W. Monroe, LA) has introduced the Mini-Pinch pinch-bottom bag. Measuring less than 18" long, this size provides petfood companies with a package that's insect resistant.
Feature Article
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KFC tests new meal plate

An ongoing test at select Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets will soon determine if a plated meal package for single servings should be adopted throughout the Louisville, KY-based KFC chain.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ReedSpectrum (Holden, MA) and GretagMacbeth (New Windsor, NY) are working together to provide a Color Matching Expert System.
Materials Product Brief
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Glass bottles

Demptos Glass (Louisville, KY) has added new shapes to its line of multi-colored glass bottle containers. Several colors and coating variations are possible.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Millennium Petrochemicals Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) plans to shut down its HDPE production plant in La Porte, TX, by the end of 1998. The company will add 200 million lb/yr of LDPE and LLDPE capacities by the end of 2001 by debottlenecking existing reactors in Clinton, IA, Port Arthur and La Porte, TX.
Feature Article
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WestPack draws from far and wide

Featuring four specialty pavilions, including a brand new Materials Handling Pavilion, WestPack '97 unfolds at the Anaheim Convention Center September 23 to 25.
Materials Product Brief
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One-piece closure

Designed specifically for the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets, the Low Profile Squeeze-Lok® closure is available from Rexam Closures (Evansville, IN).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Millennium Petrochemicals (Cincinnati, OH) entered into an alliance with MSI Technology (Arlington Heights, IL) for the sale of Millennium's Plexar® tie-layer resins.
Two reciprocating fill funnels deliver walnuts to open bags, two at a time (above). Downstream, bags are picked up by robotic he
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Zippered packs sparkle for Diamond Walnut

Stockton, CA, growing cooperative adds zippers to walnut bags. New hf/f/s machine and modular case erector/packer/closer efficiently pack four bag sizes.
Controls Product Brief
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Quick-change feature

Chase-Logeman's (Greensboro, NC) ChaseLock(TM) instant-release, vial-and-stopper feeder bowl-and-track system is now available on the company's FS Series of filling and stopper insertion machines.
On the reheat stretch/blow-molding machine on which PSM?s cryogenically cooled bottles are blown, mandrel-mounted preforms are c
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Cryogenic cooling of heat-set PET awaits patents

The technology's not commercial yet, and it certainly has its skeptics. Test results show that thermal and barrier properties are enhanced significantly by blowing PET into heated molds and cooling with LN2 delivered by a unique new system.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Shell Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) entered a distribution agreement with M.A. Hanna Resin Distribution (Lemont, IL) for Shell's Carilon® polymers.

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