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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.
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Materials Product Brief
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Laser coder

Blazerjet(TM) SP is a mid-range, economical dot matrix laser coding system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM). A fiberglass enclosure and printhead makes it suited for industrial applications where NEMA enclosures or washdowns are not required.
Controls Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
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).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. sold its Tulsa, OK, custom film facility to a group of private investors.
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.
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.

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