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Vertical form/fill/seal

The Vegatronic is Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) new automatic vf/f/s system that permits quick changeover from standard pillow-style to zipper packs. Handle adjustments, rather than tools, allow 90° rotation of jaws.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) has been named the exclusive Canadian sales agent for SIG Packaging Technology North America Inc.
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Supplier news: International agreements

QPF, Inc. (Streamwood, IL) signed an agreement with Wolff Walsrode A.G. (Walsrode, Germany) and Votocel Filmes Flexiveis, Ltda. (S"o Paulo, Brazil) to develop new OPP films.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressure gravity fillers

Pressure-gravity fillers from Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) fill both hot and cold liquids at speeds to 900 bottles/min. They're configured to reduce product spillage, while an operator-controlled dwell time minimizes product return.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressure-sensitive labeler

The Model 2015 ST line of pressure-sensitive labelers from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) employs a gentle, wipe-on method of application, said to be a cost-efficient alternative for production lines requiring large or narrow labels.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): C. Jay Elwood, dir., sales.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Flexpaq Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ) and Kasper, Inc. (Mahwah, NJ) formed an alliance to offer customers streamlined product development in the cosmetics, fragrance and personal care industries.
Machine Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical printing

Coding Products has added three new colors to its SV Series of hot stamp ribbons for medical devices and pharmaceutical products. A high-opacity white, a powder blue and an easy-release PP black have been developed for printing on I.V.
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Cosmetics packaging catalog

The Cosmetic Packaging Group, a division of the O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ), released its 1997 Catalog of Products and Services. The catalog features color photos of glass and plastic containers and a wide variety of caps, closures, pumps and sprayers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) acquired Nierman Printing Co. (Chicago, IL).

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