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Plasma treatment upgrade

The Folding Carton Div. of Green Bay Packaging is benefiting from the recent installation of an atmospheric plasma treater from Enercon.
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Cornstarch bottling from scratch and on a budget

 A new line at ACH Food Co. relies on rebuilt machinery.
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Ryan Schuelke named Director of Sales at Enercon

Enercon has announced that Ryan T. Schuelke has been named Director of Sales-Induction Sealing Systems.
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Flexible filler doubles pack speeds

Dual-head auger filling system with integrated checkweigher easily adapts to different powder density, humidity, and temperature conditions.
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Web Plus

Enercon Industries Corp.www.enerconind.com/sealingThis new multi-language site allows users from around the world to view information in their own languages. Users can now get product information in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish.
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Surface treater

Enercon will introduce it's Dyne-A-Mite IT surface treater at the MDM West show. Machine improves adhesion for conductive and non-conductive surfaces, providing a safe and effective means of cleaning surfaces and raising surface energy to promote the adhering and bonding of a variety of materials.
This induction sealer's coil design helps to control the direction of the electromagnetic energy that's given off during the ind
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Firm solves RF/RFID pollution

Pharmacy and benefits management firm Prescription Solutions solves a vexing frequency problem between its bottle-tracking RFID-enabled pucks and an induction sealer.
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Flexible Packaging Conference includes hard-hitting keynotes, panelists

The Flexible Packaging Conference scheduled for March 14-16 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, will include top-flight keynote speakers to analyze the ongoing shift from rigid to flexible packaging.
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Enercon celebrates its 30th anniversary

Enercon celebrated its 30th anniversary at Pack Expo International 2004 with a special recognition from Packaging World.
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The Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003

A comprehensive three-day seminar organized into concurrent sessions each day, this conference is packed with information about the world of packaging.
Homcare de Mexico uses this induction-sealing system to seal a foil inner liner to the finish of its bottles of Swipe cleaning l
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Back to Vegas for more gear

A Mexican manufacturer of cleaning products and a Utah marketer of bottled water both will return to Pack Expo Las Vegas this October.
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Companies

Sidel (above) has opened a new plant in Parma, Italy, dedicated to assembling filling machines.
Induction sealing can be retrofitted into virtually any conduction sealing system.
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Induction sealing now retrofittable for conduction applications

Are you looking for a better way to seal containers without a cap? If the answer is yes, Enercon has some important news for you.
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People

Adico Intl. (Adrian, MI) appointed Leo Riga (above) as regional sales manager, North America for its Packaging Products Div.
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People

Pechiney Plastic Packaging (Chicago, IL) hired Scott Lamerand (above) as product manager for food flexible packaging.
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Enercon improves Web site

Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has updated its Web site at www.enerconind.com/treating. Visitors can now access information based on their application requirements, as well as specific models.
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CORONA TREATER BENEFITS COLLEGE

To ensure that Fox Valley Technical College students have the newest surface treating technology, Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) supplied them with a Universal corona treater and Compak™ 2000 power supply for a new Avanti printing press from PCMC (Green Bay, WI) that is being installed at the Appleton, WI, college.
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Conference at Pack Expo features 50-plus speakers

Produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, the Conference at Pack Expo runs from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 6. Here’s the line-up. For session abstracts, go to http://pei2002.packexpo.com.
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People

–Impaxx (Vernon, CA) appointed Kenneth Phillips as vp and chief financial officer, and Thomas Soper III as vp, chief growth officer.
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Web Plus: Sites

New or enhanced Web sites
Dr. David Armstrong of FDA addresses the conference, while Dr. Peter Slade (center) and Dr. Chuck Sizer look on.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
Judy Fischer (left), senior packaging engineer for Sargento Foods, answers a question while Juli Okal of 3M Co. awaits her turn.
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Understanding packaging security risks

More than 140 attendees at a recent PMMI conference heard from FDA and other officials about minimizing company security risks.
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Relocations, expansions

(from left) Robert Reinhardt, exec. vp sales, Barry Freda, vp sales, Jeffrey Schneider, president, and Pamela Strickland, vp sales of World Wide Packaging, take the first ceremonial shovel at the company’s recent groundbreaking for its new headquarters facility.
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Relocations, expansions

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Waukegan, IL) has moved its headquarters to a new building located at 1081 Northpoint Boulevard, Waukegan, IL 60085; Phone: 847/596-9000, fax: 847/596-9001.
Jack Mazur (left) and Matt Brennecke, both regional sales managers of All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA), have received "Salesman of the
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Appointments, promotions

—FoxJet (Arlington, TX): Jim Barbone, gen. mgr.
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Appointments, promotions

Wepackit Inc. (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada): JP Perreault, dir., marketing and business development. —Wago Corp. (Germantown, WI): Robert Mehalick, marketing mgr.
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Appointments, promotions

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): August Ray, vp, advertising. Moen Industries, Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA): Paul Martinez, dir., marketing and sales.
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Appointments, promotions

SeaquistPerfect Dispensing (Cary, IL): Patrick F. Doherty, president.
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Appointments, promotions

KoSa (Charlotte, NC): George B. Gregory, president, CEO.
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Appointments, promotions

Alvey Systems, Inc. (St. Louis, MO): Douglas M. Westerman, dir., Central Region; Bruce Bleikamp, account mgr., Major Account Development; Steven Cohron, account mgr., Major Account Development; Hank Kirk, account mgr., Major Account Development.
Its rectangular shape sets Lassonde's bottle apart from the competition.
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Lassonde innovates with Italian aseptic filler

Squared off in shape like its 2-L predecessor, Lassonde’s 420-mL PET bottle is aseptically filled at 400/min. It’s sold in a three-pack format that’s new to North America.
The electronic tablet counter (above) is a twin-style system that funnels tablets down two parallel paths and into containers. A
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Vitamin maker counts on electronic filler

Steady sales growth at Jamieson Laboratories made it obvious that a new vitamin packaging line was needed. Electronic tablet counting brings big benefits.
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
After caps are applied, jars pass through an induction sealer (left) that secures a foil liner to the 63-mm finish. The clos
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Seneca sets its sights on plastic

Seneca Foods was among the first to convert from glass to hot-fillable plastic jars for applesauce. Now it fills both glass and plastic containers on essentially the same line.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Dan A. Nimmer, dir. of operations.
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Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Tom Gilbertson, product sales mgr., Corona Treating.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David A. Markgraf of Enercon Industries has been elected to serve a three-year term on The Technical Assn. of the Pulp and Paper Industry's (TAPPI) Board of Directors.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Mark Xiao, design engineer; Jason Hua, regional manager, Corona Treating Systems in Asia.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): John M. Smallshaw, intl. sales mgr., Corona Treating Systems; Alan Szukalski, Midwest regional sales mgr., Induction Cap Sealing Systems.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Rick Halle, sr staff engineer for Exxon Chemical Co., received the 1997 Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, TAPPI's Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Div.
On-line tech support manuals can be a convenient resource.
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Experimenting with Web-based tech support

Frustrated with flipping through a manual to solve a tech support problem?
A custom-built seal tester squeezes bottles through a succession of vertical rollers to expose leakers or poor seals
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Shaped 'can' rewrites packaging line rules

Several unorthodoxies on the filling line make it possible for this soft, squeezable, straight-walled polypropylene container to resist paneling after hot-filling. Also new is a first-of-its-kind on-line shrink label application in a bottling plant.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) received the 1996 Supplier Excellence Award from 3M Mexico and Riker, S.A. de C.V.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Holly Scheihing, sales and mktg. asst., Corona Treating Systems.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David A. Markgraf, Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI), was inducted as a Technical Assn. for the Pulp and Paper Industry Fellow.
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Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Greg Schuelke, exec. vp.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

A new technical center for Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) is under construction in Germantown, WI. Completion is scheduled for July 1997; its world headquarters will relocate to that site in 1998.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Greg Schuelke, exec. vp.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) donated the use of a corona treating system to the Printing Sciences and Eng. department of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) donated the use of a new XL Series narrow-web corona treating system to the flexographic printing department of Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Gary D. Jerdee, technical service engineer for Chevron Chemical Co. (Houston, TX), received the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt Award, funded by Enercon Industries Corp.
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Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Rick Young, sales mgr., narrow web systems.
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PE/EVOH/PE bottles make shelf-stable splash for Hawaiian Punch

Until recently, bottlers of shelf-stable juice drinks had only two plastic packaging options: bottles of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene/ethylene vinyl alcohol/polypropylene (PP/EVOH/PP) containers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI): Gerry Makovec, regional sales mgr., Latin America; Adina Nagy, regional sales mgr., Midwest and Ontario and Quebec in Canada.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) received the 1995 Supplier Excellence Award from 3M Mexico and Riker, S.A. de C.V.
A custom bottle count verifier uses a burst of air to blow bottles down a Y-shaped chute equipped with multiple light curtains
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High-assurance capping, sealing & bottle counting

In addition to flexible changeover, Glaxo Wellcome's clinical trial packaging line makes a high priority of quality-assured packaging. Its capper, sealer and bottle packer/counter are designed to maximize accuracy while minimizing errors.
Shown here are just five of the 12 different bottles currently filled on the Yoshida line
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Yoshida sauce line sizzles

Yoshida's gourmet sauce is so popular at club stores in the U.S. and export markets around the globe, its packaging needed increased speed and versatility.
Cap feeder delivers caps to capper, which has a removable brass chute end (inset) dedicated to each cap size. No tools are neede
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Versatility drives Shrader line design

A short while ago, contract packager Shrader Canada rarely filled more than 8ꯠ bottles of liquid automotive products per shift. A new and versatile line now lets the firm reach 26ꯠ per shift .
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Supplier news: Achievements

The University of Wisconsin Stout (Menomonee, WI) installed an induction cap sealer donated by Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): David C. Syverson, regional sales mgr., cap sealing systems.
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Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Laurie L. Wittlieff, customer service products mgr.; Paul Reed, service mgr. for both the corona treater and cap sealer product lines.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Clemson University (Clemson, SC) has installed its third corona treater donated by Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI).
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Corona treating equipment suit settled

Enercon Industries Corp., Menomonee Falls, WI, and German partner Ahlbrandt Systems, Inc. filed suit against Pillar Technolo-gies, Hartland, WI, in 1986 alleging that Pillar infringed on two Ahlbrandt patents involving corona treating equipment, which treats the surfaces of plastic films or metal foils to improve ink adhesion.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries (Men-omonee Falls, WI): William F. Zito, vp.
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Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): David A. Markgraf, Stephen H. Kaainoa, and Gregory W. Schuelke, all senior vp.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls): Jeffrey C. Boehmke, intl. sales mgr., induction cap sealing equipment.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Kenneth M. Clontz, customer service rep. for corona treating systems and induction cap sealing equipment; Paul Schumann, sales engineer for corona treating systems.