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Machine Product Brief
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Case erector/bottom sealer

A new random case erector/bottom sealer from Compacker (Davenport, IA) operates with up to three separate magazines so that different case sizes can be accessed on demand, eliminating the need for changeovers.
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Miller Products, Inc. (Sebring, OH): Mark Wert, vp, sales and mktg., MPI Label Systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Laser marking sytems

The latest generation of the Xymark(TM) Sprint Series of low-cost laser marking systems has been introduced by Lumonics (Oxnard, CA). It reaches operating speeds of up to 2ꯠ characters/second and marks up to four lines of text or graphics.
When designing graphics for boxes, packaging engineers at Hewlett-Packard?s 92 worldwide manufacturing plants can download origi
Supplier News
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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: 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: 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.

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