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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
A semi-automatic filler improves accuracy during filling of 1-qt cartons (left and inset
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Filler enables DriWater to eject rejects

Auger filler more accurately fills 1-qt paperboard cartons containing DriWater, a time-release liquid gel for areas where water is scarce. Greater fill accuracy reduces product and packaging material waste, and labor costs.
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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.
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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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Cooking up hot graphics

"It really screams barbecue." That's how Tony Arancio, product buyer at Lechters, Inc., describes the new Cooks Club BBQ line, sold nationally through the Harrison, NJ-based Lechters chain.
As a case nears the print-and-apply labeling system, it passes between two 3towers2 that form a 100-watt light 3curtain2. As
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Print-and-apply units compute for Bay Networks

Computer peripheral maker/distributor Bay Networks doubles throughput at its Sunnyvale, CA, distribution center with an automated print-and-apply labeling system and networked computer software systems.
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Engineers paid well to handle changes (sidebar)

STEPS walks girls towards packaging, technical fields
By squeezing a scissors valve on a downspout, an operator releases loose fill into a shippper. 3Com products (inset) are surrou
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3Com relies on 'greener' loose fill

A leading manufacturer of routers, hubs, switches, modems, and other computer networking devices, 3Com Corp. has a strong record of responsible environmental leadership.
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Honeycomb dispensing system

Flextra Matic On-Line® is a new dispensing system for Astro-Valcour's (Glens Falls, NY) Flextra honeycomb cushioning system. Designed for high-volume lines, the system offers nine product options (up to three plies with or without top and/or bottom sheets).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) announced a strategic partnership with Sotralentz, S.A. (Drulingen, France) to jointly offer IBCs as well as a single global recycle/reuse network for customers shipping liquid products across the Atlantic.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Plastic Loose Fill Council (Oakland, CA) won the Direct Marketing Assn.'s "Best New Entry" Robert Rodale Environmental Achievement Award for its efforts in the reducing, reusing and recycling of EPS packaging.

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