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Case packer/unpacker

Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.
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Controls Product Brief
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Multiwall bag

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) new multiwall bag provides the protection of a sealed pinch-style bag plus the stacking features of a square-bottom self-opening sack.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Paper Converting Machine Co. Ltd. (Plymouth, UK) and Printpack Europe Ltd. (Bury, UK) discontinued the joint demonstration facilities at Printpack's Saffron Walden, UK, site, which was used to show PCMC's narrow web Vision flexographic printing press.
Materials Product Brief
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P-s film facestocks

FLEXcon (Spencer, MA) and Valéron Strength Films (Houston, TX) have introduced Valeron/ PS(TM) film face-stocks for p-s applications. They're suited for steel marking, drum labels and other applications that require printability and high strength in harsh outdoor environments.
Machine Product Brief
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Inserter

The Northfield Model 1600 is a continuous-feed inserter available from Promo Edge (Neenah, WI). It automatically bursts apart continuous-feed coupons or other inserts separated by perforations and feeds them into folding cartons or flexible packages at speeds to 600 pieces/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): Christopher Semonelli, Eastern sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2114ST patented tamp-blow applicator is now available with an advanced stepper design and quick-change pad and manifold assemblies.
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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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