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Materials Product Brief
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Pouch/placement system

A new pouch feeder with an integrated placement system from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is designed to gently singulate numerous styles and sizes of pouches and deliver them to the placement system at speeds to 250 pouches/min.
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Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

These are a few of the many packaging-related sites on the World Wide Web. Not only do many suppliers have web sites now, but so do many trade shows, universities and associations, a few of which are listed below.
Machine Product Brief
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) elected the 1997 officer team: Barry Shoulders, chairman; Fred Erler, vice chairman; Robert S.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Accraply, Inc. (Plymouth, MN) relocated its headquarters to 3580 Holly Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55447, phone 800/328-3997; fax 612/519-9656.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) and Union Carbide Corp. (Danbury, CT) will launch a PE technology, licensing, and metallocene catalyst supply company located in Houston, TX.
Controls Product Brief
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Vibratory parts feeder

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has developed a patent-pending way to use vacuum to hold feeder bowls and tracks to vibratory base drives, eliminating the use of bolts or other mechanical clamping means.
Controls Product Brief
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High-speed food inspection system

PakScan(TM) from EG&G Astrophysics Inspection Systems (Oak Ridge, TN) is a high-speed food inspection system that automatically detects for foreign materials in packaged products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): Philip Carlino, mgr., recycled sales and mktg.; Brian Dufour, technical dir., new product development.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) acquired PackerWare Corp. (Lawrence, KS).

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