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Industry watch

CompaniesThe Bosch Group plans to acquire Pharmatec gmbh, Dresden, Germany, from Fresenius proserve gmbh. The transaction also includes the acquisition of the Pharmatec subsidiary Schoeller-Bleckmann Medizintechnik gmbh, Ternitz, Austria.
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CompaniesFlexLink Systems, Inc. opened an engineering office in Appleton, WI, following the creation of a global business unit to focus on the paper converting industry.
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COMPANIES Thermo Electron Corp. and Fisher Scientific Intl. Inc. have merged to form Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., creating a provider of products and services in the high-growth life, laboratory, and health sciences industry.
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Packaging Hall of Fame commission members announced

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute selected ten packaging professionals to sit on the Packaging Hall of Fame Commission.
Econocorp's intermittent-motion Spartan cartoner employs a frequency 
inverter (top) that drives a gear motor (above). These com
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Inverter drives cartoner

Econocorp improves the performance of its venerable Spartan cartoner with AC inverter drive technology.
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Semi-automatic case packer

Econopacker is a cost-effective and simple semi-automatic case-packing machine that controls the flow and grouping of product automatically, eliminating miscounts due to human error.
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(Left to right) Baron Georges Jacobs, chairman of the executive committee of UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom), William Lowther, dir.
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Case packer for stand-up pouches

NEWS FROM PACK EXPO: The Pec Pack Line enables end users to case pack stand-up pouches efficiently. The line begins with an extended-range Econoform tray former from Econocorp (Randolph, MA).
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EcoNatural automates cartoning

Organic candies maker goes from five people packing 37 cases daily to two people packing 43 cases daily.
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Companies

–Aetna Group has located its U.S. div. in a 77ꯠ sq’ facility in Duluth, GA. –MeadWestvaco Corp.
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PMMI's 'train the trainer' program gets the boost from test (sidebar)

Machine training sessions scheduled
A three-compartment CPET tray, PE-based lidding film and colorful SBS carton are employed by Corky?s for its frozen HMR dinners
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HMR package serves dual markets

Southern BBQ restaurant chain and mail-order business employs the same dual-ovenable CPET tray and attractive paperboard carton to introduce frozen dinners sold both in hospitals and grocery stores.
Dehumidifier bags are overwrapped in film and sold in a colorful carton that?s merchandised at retail in a paperboard display
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Flexible bag becomes all wet

Bag serves as a self-contained, disposable dehumidifier. Calcium chloride in a top portion absorbs moisture, that drains into the bag's lower portion. Filling machinery saves labor costs for DampRid.
The package for Oral-B Laboratories? new CrossAction toothbrush (above) is as interesting as the product inside. It?s probably t
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Technology 'inches' forward at Oral-B

Oral-B concludes three-year project to develop new brush and creative preprinted package structure. Inks, thermoforming, materials handling, package closing systems all gain in new developments.
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PMMI launches education foundation

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute will launch its Education and Training Foundation January 1. The foundation gives PMMI a coordinated and flexible means of addressing a growing need in the packaging community.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Dick Lee, the founder and owner of Econocorp, Inc. (Randolph, MA) sold the majority of stock interest to Wayne Goldberg, president, and Mark Jacobson, vp.
Filled bags of pre-mix antibiotics (such as the one at left) convey to a manual inspection station (above) where production asso
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Robotics deliver Rx for manual cartoning

Automated set up, packing and labeling of cartons containing antibiotic I.V. bags saves Baxter Healthcare nearly $2 million/year in labor and material costs.
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Machines to fuel the future (sidebars)

Pack Expo 96 at a glance Pack Expo 96 will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Sunday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday Nov. 20. On Thursday, Nov.
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Cartoner serves up tasty results at Boca Burger

To meet growing nationwide demand for its meatless burgers, Boca Burger turns to automated wrapping and cartoning machinery. As a result, speeds soar while labor costs plummet.