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Orbis: Knocked-down bins

The Express Series(TM) family of bulk knocked-down bins is available from Orbis (Oconomowoc, WI). The structural foam HDPE containers, designed to be easily washed, knocked down and stored, have a 48" x 40" footprint and come in two heights: 29" and 46".
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Lasertechnics Marking Corp. (Albuquerque, NM): Rhonda Wagner, Southwestern sales rep.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Rick Lidington, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Clayton Corp.: Control panel fabrication

Custom design, fabrication and installation of electrical and control panels for packaging lines is a new service offered by Barry-Wehmiller Co., Electrical Manufacturing Div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki (DeSoto, KS): Mark E. Dowey, vp, dairy sales; Michael L. Lappa, vp, Huhtamaki Intl.
Controls Product Brief
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Kaufman Container Company: PVC container

Kaufman Container (Cleveland, OH) has released a line of sloped PVC oval containers. The Sloped Ovals come in 125-, 200-, 250- and 400-mL sizes that have a large label panel area to increase the shelf appearance of cosmetics, personal care, household chemical, pharmaceutical and pet care products.
Machine Product Brief
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ID Technology: Printing conveyor

ID Technology (Ft. Worth, TX) offers a conveyor system that permits four high-resolution ink-jet coding printheads to be mounted to a conveyor, two on each side.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Phoenix Packaging Corp. (N. Canton, OH) has announced an agreement to acquire Northern Can Systems (Canton, OH).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ampacet Corp. (Tarrytown, NY): Robert DeValeria, vp, sales and mktg.
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Packages 'understand' people, says Hine

The relationships people have with packages are more complex than they realize. They're both intimate and emotional, says author and noted design critic Thomas Hine in the foreword of his book The Total Package: The Secret History and Hidden Meanings of Boxes, Bottles, Cans, and Other Persuasive Containers (Back Bay Books).

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