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Outsert applicator

The Outserter from Krones (Franklin, WI) affixes literature outserts onto round and nonround containers via direct transfer technology. The system eliminates residue and web breakage typical of strip-stick and spray adhesive systems, says Krones.
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Supplier News
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ISO 14000: environmental standards or trade barrier?

Some U.S. companies worry that new IS0 14000 standards are another European effort to stymie imports of U.S.-made products. Will this be a replay of ISO 9000?
Controls Product Brief
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Band sealer

The 55BV5CER all-purpose band sealer from Emplex Systems (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) has been updated to offer improvements in maintenance, conveying and safety.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Aromat Corp. (New Providence, NJ) will begin production of relays at its new Mexicali, Mexico plant.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ambec (Owings Mills, MD): Terry K. Holinsky, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Polyethylene film

Delta Plastics (Newark, NJ) is introducing the new DeltuffTM 9500 series of PE film. It employs a new generation of linear resins that increase film strength up to five times that of conventional LDPE.
Materials Product Brief
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Easy-open tear strip

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) will be introducing Precision Tear, its latest easy-open feature primarily for stand-up pouches. This proprietary feature is suited for stand-up applications where good 90° tear propagation is needed, eliminating the need for tearing into the pouch's body or tearing upward and receiving a partial open pouch.
Machine Product Brief
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Shrink systems

Polypack's (Pinellas Park, FL) automatic collator/tray former/ shrink packaging system incorporates the firm's custom collation modules and the Model TR-25 tray former.
Machine Product Brief
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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The X22 Turbo version of the ApplyPro(TM) bar code label printer/ applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) is used in applications requiring on-demand automated labeling.

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