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Cap sealer

Lepel's (Waukesha, WI) Uniseal Capsealer mounts onto most conveyor lines to provide cap sealing in a single, compact system. It can apply a TE, leak-resistant seal onto most styles of containers and closures.
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Blister packaging machine

An operational Model 4SC69 four-station blister packaging machine will be on display at Alloyd (DeKalb, IL). This automatic rotary heat-sealing machine is designed for space efficiency and reliability, and it reaches speeds to 20 cycles/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Airknife dryer

The Sonic XE Airknife from Sonic Air Systems (Brea, CA) uses a uniquely shaped tube to provide efficient drying in numerous applications, including empty or filled containers after rinsing.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase Astro-Valcour, Inc. (Glens Falls, NY) from KNP BT (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS): Mark E. Dowey, vp, dairy sales.
Materials Product Brief
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Marking and printing

Fifteen photos of Kiwi Coders' (Wheeling, IL) full line of automatic marking and printing equipment can be found in its four-page color brochure.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer ribbons

IIMAK(Amherst, NY) has added DuraCoat(TM) thermal-transfer color ribbons to its product line. Available in more than 15 colors, ribbons may be used for color tags, packaging labels and form/ fill/seal applications in the snack food, bakery and pharmaceutical industries.
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Case packer for pouches

The Efficia 100 case packer from Unitrak (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada) is designed to pack a wide variety of individually pouched products such as coffee, iced tea and cereal into a case.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Amherst, OH): Robert Zajac, gen. mgr. of subsidiary Mountaingate Eng., Inc. (Campbell, CA).
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Nissel strongly defends sheet extrusion

The companies that calender plastic resin into sheet for packaging applications managed to "pull the wool" over the usually perceptive eyes of PW editors, according to Frank Nissel.

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