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Productivity trends

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has released the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator. The 200-page report features analyses, graphs, charts and detailed findings.
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Supplier news:

Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Industrial Packaging Div. opened a new partition plant in Covington, GA. The company's Smurfit Recycling Div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Van Pak Corp. (Maryland Heights, MO) has acquired Newtec, Inc. (St. Louis, MO).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL) and Georgia-Pacific Corp. (Atlanta, GA) formed a joint venture to sell SBS paperboard produced by both companies.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet coding on wet glass

Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) has created a specialized marking ink called BK3401 along with a specially engineered version of the Solo 6 ink-jet coder to permit ink-jet coding on wet beverage bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Motion controllers

Ormec's (Rochester, NY) new Orion(TM) motion controller family includes the 586/133MHz processor. This processor offers a 25% speed increase and enables Ormec customers to upgrade to a more industrial PC-based platform.
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Supplier news: Achievements

At the unveiling of its new headquarters, the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) dedicated its new laboratories to industry pioneers Robert W.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) and Josef Wischerath GmbH (Pulheim, Germany) have entered a joint marketing agreement.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tom Hogue, Du Pont (Wilmington, DE), was elected president of the Packaging Education Forum.
Materials Product Brief
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Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) new Silver Series SR Rotary Dropper Universal Friction Feeder(TM) permits high-speed batch counting, accumulating and dropping per-formance.

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