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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has purchased the Pontcharra manufacturing location of Sofratube, a subsidiary of the Rochette Group.
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A Weiser design

When Weiser Lock introduced its Weiser Brilliance(TM) line of residential door hardware this Spring, the Tucson, AZ-based company wanted to make sure its new products wouldn't get lost on store shelves.
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Pouch feeder

Hoppmann's (Booth #1006) new pouch feeder can orient numerous styles of pouches for downstream operation at speeds to 200/min. The pouches are moved into a deep bowl centrifigual feeder, where they are picked up by a starwheel and placed onto an exit conveyor.
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Bottle air laner/accumulator

R.A. Pearson's (Spokane, WA) models C9400 and C9600 PET bottle air laner/accumulators are designed to facilitate bottle conveying, diverting and accumulating prior to case packing or bulk palletizing.
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Packaging pros take Greeley's advice and "Go West!"

If you want to test new packaging concepts, evaluate the latest in packaging technology or determine what new consumer packaging ideas are likely to be flowing through the American manufacturing-to-consumption pipeline in the next year or so, go West now.
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Self-palletized systems

The Wolf-Pak line of low-cost self-palletized shipping systems from Trienda (Portage, WI) are designed to replace single-use bulk containers. They consist of interlocking nestable plastic pallets, which can be used several hundred times, and triple-wall corrugated sleeves that can be used up to 20 times.
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Dry soup maker stands up the envelope

In the dry soup category, packaging tends to be either printed or labeled cups or envelopes in a carton. Sahara Natural Foods, San Leandro, CA, has combined the advantages of both.
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Flexible screw conveyor

The Helix(TM) flexible screw conveyor from Hapman Conveyors (Kalamazoo, MI) extracts material from a bulk bag unloading station and conveys it to a volumetric feeder.
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Intellectual packaging

Los Alamitos, CA-based produce manufacturer Frieda's is taking a new approach to marketing for its latest line of products. Grouped as foods that are indigenous to the Americas and traditionally prepared by Native Americans, Lost Crops of the Americas(TM) features exotic products such as red and blue cornmeal, fresh aloe vera, black quinoa and rattlesnake beans.
With a case erected and waiting, the packer pushes 12 cartridges into the box before it is transferred back to the line for seal
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager

A complete new line, from unscrambler to pallet stretch wrapping, lets Pratt & Lambert United automate production of top-selling large adhesive cartridges.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Twinpak, Inc. (Quebec, Canada) is now the exclusive sales rep in Canada for Teledyne Packaging's (Chester, PA) line of collapsible tubes and closures.
A robotic arm (top) dispenses liquid foam into the center of an outer corrugated shipper. An automated product placer, using ar
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Waterford's protection yields crystal clear benefits

By automating use of foam cushioning, Waterford Wedgwood protects $235 million worth of crystal and decorative ceramic pieces. Operational efficiency goes up, too.
Holographic labels provide competitive differentiation for Lime-O-Sol?s product additions.
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Giving your package the works

Household product manufacturer Lime-O-Sol gives its new products a distinctive dual-chambered bottle and a holographic label to gain market share.
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Air bubble cushioning

Astro-Cell® PE air bubble cushioning products from Astro-Valcour (Glen Falls, NY) contain a minimum 15% of post-consumer recycled plastics by weight, says the company.
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager (sidebar)

Material partnerships
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Steel producers target canned foods

Feeling profitable and optimistic, steel producers work to expand demand in containers by new promotional education campaign aimed at consumers.
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Metallocene polyolefin foam

Metallocene polyolefin foams from Sentinel Products (Hyannis, MA) combine the ease of fabrication and processing of crosslinked PE foams with the enhanced physical properties of elastomeric foams for a low-cost alternative for void-fill packaging of laptop computers and other electronic products.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Stokes-Merrill Corp. (Bristol, PA) and MAC, South America will jointly develop, manufacture, and market a line of blister machines for the pharmaceutical industry.

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