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Machine Product Brief
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Two-sided pallet

The Duo-Dek(TM) Pak from Bigelow Packaging (Charlotte, NC) is a molded PE pallet with an additional bottom platform designed for use on conveyor systems.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): C. Jay Elwood, dir., sales.
When designing graphics for boxes, packaging engineers at Hewlett-Packard?s 92 worldwide manufacturing plants can download origi
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Hewlett-Packard widens its packaging net

HP uses a mix of Internet and intranet technology to communicate with suppliers and distribute packaging information to HP packaging people worldwide.
Controls Product Brief
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Quick-change capability

Marq Packaging System's (Yakima, WA) new quick-changeover (QC) capability is controlled through a PLC so that most axes can be changed simultaneously.
Controls Product Brief
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Flat product carrier

The Series 985 compact flat product carrier from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) incorporates vacuum suction and shuttle feed platform to insure continuous, smooth delivery of flat products to the product identification system at speeds to 150 items/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) acquired Nierman Printing Co. (Chicago, IL).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Automated Container Sales Corp. (Toledo, OH): Bob Morrison, president.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) will increase its LLDPE capacity by 245ꯠ tons/yr at its Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant by mid-1998.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

EXL FILM(TM) XPE-44, an LDPE-based shrink film from Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), has higher hot and cold slip levels to facilitate package insertion and removal from master cartons.
Materials Product Brief
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Labeling system

The LabelShot(TM) is a new labeling system from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT). It consists of a stand-alone thermal-transfer printer and a label applicator.

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