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Air cushions

FP Intl. (Redwood City, CA) has introduced Flo-Pak Cell-O air cushions as an alternative to paper packaging. Products are safeguarded by inserting one or more of the clear, HDPE cushions in the shipping container.
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Bag filler

Model CSU 840 Packager from Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) fills products such as pet food, dry chemicals, pesticides, lawn products, and cat litter into premade stand-up pouches at rates to 40/min.
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Klockner Bartelt: Pouch packager

The RPM LU pouch packager from Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) is a horizontal form/fill/seal system that meets USDA and 3A standards for food and dairy applications.
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Color monitor

Allen-Bradley (Bloomington, MN) has introduced a new CRT monitor designed specifically for industrial environments. The XGA monitor is a 17" diagonal CRT that uses the latest flat square tube (FST) technology for a highly detailed display.
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Montebello Packaging: Laminate tubes

With a side seam approximately six mm (0.2364") wide, the M-Laminate® line of plastic laminate tubes from Montebello Packaging (Downers Grove, IL) is designed to maximize available graphics space.
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IBC for liquids

The Ironman(TM) is a liquid bulk container from American Industries (Ridgefield, NJ) that meets new U.N. requirements for durability and environmental issues.
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Vertical f/f/s system

The Phaser vertical form/fill/seal system from Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) is a low-cost machine designed for customers who want to upgrade from manual to automated operations.
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Packaging services

Sonoco's Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) has launched its Packaging Services business, designed to provide custom-tailored solutions for handling IBCs.
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H-bliss former

The Moen (Santa Fe Springs, CA) Model PH106-HFB "Fort Bliss" H-Bliss former creates H-Bliss displays. These consist of a bliss body wrap uniquely formed and glued to an H-divider.
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Lid closer

Mardem's (Red Bank, NJ) Model LC-5 lid crimper is designed to automatically crimp or press close 5-gal metal and plastic lids at speeds to 15 pails/ min.
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Dispensing valves

EFD's (E. Providence, RI) Model 752V compact dispensing valves offer a fast cycle rate, adjustable fluid flow control, and drip-free shutoff to provide fast, repeatable dispensing of low- to medium-viscosity fluids.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Printed Packaging Div. (Atlanta, GA) has established a printed packaging product and process development facility in Hartsville, SC; Sonoco Industrial Container Div.
Seven-color gravure printing and designer graphics give the Decas pouch an upscale look
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Decas does cranberries elegantly

Early tests showed real promise, so Decas Cranberry forged ahead with a stand-up, zippered pouch. Gravure-printed graphics in seven colors project premium quality image.
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Mobile blister packager

The newest version of the EZ Blister(TM) mobile blister packaging machine from UK-based Sepha Products (Irvine, CA) will be shown at PackExpo West. Designed for low-volume package development, it is suitable for pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications.
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Fruit snack comes in a 'nifty' cup

Introduced in late August at 7-Eleven stores across the country was Sunfresh® FruitJelite(TM), a fruit gelatin snack in a colorful textured cup and foil lid.
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Pleasing consumers with unexpected packaging

Around our way, a Coca-Cola vending machine at the Cleveland Zoo recently surprised my wife and me by delivering a 20-oz contour PET bottle after forcefully pulling a dollar bill out of our hands.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) announces the formation of Alloyd Medical Products Div., focusing on producing custom-thermoformed trays and heat sealing machines for the medical industry.
Materials Product Brief
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Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Packaging/handling systems

Ram Center (Red Wing, MN) will display robotic machinery for cus-tom-designed packaging and materials handling systems. Applications include PET preform feeding systems, PET preform line balancing, PET bottle bulk palletizing, product case loading and case palletizing.

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