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Accumulation tables

Easy Flow(TM) pressureless accumulation tables from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) provide accumulation for light and unstable containers, and are designed to fit most existing production lines.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired Deerfield Plastics Co., Inc. (South Deerfield, MA), a producer of PE films.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet software

Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) has introduced BoxWriter(TM) software, a Microsoft® Windows(TM)-based program for high-resolution ink-jet printing systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Vertical f/f/s with auger filler

Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) will show its new Phaser(TM) vertical form/fill/seal machine with auger filler. Its open, low-profile design allows easy access to bagger functions.
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RF welder

Thermex-Thermatron (Bay Shore, NY) has developed a radio frequency welder that uses a combination of PLC control and specific algorithms to allow preprogramming of up to eight settings.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) will build a flexographic printing plant in Story City, IA.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr., IL, IA, WI, SD, ND.
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Membrane sealer

The metFoil® Sealer from Frei (Wittenbach, Switzerland) is an aluminum membrane sealing machine for welded cans with curled flanges. Foil rollstock is first uncoiled and a tear tab affixed.
Materials Product Brief
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Mold-in-place foam

An alternative to PS, paper and molded PS, Enviromold(TM) from Enpac (Wilmington, DE) is a mold-in-place packaging system that uses biodegradable polymers.
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Palletizer/horizontal case packer

Schneider Packaging Equipment (Brewerton, NY) will show the new Eagle 50 Robotic Palletizer, manufactured by Italy's Gruppo Elettric 80, fully integrated with the Schneider high-speed, servo-driven, horizontal case packer.

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