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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) container plant in Philadelphia, PA.; Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Fort Worth, TX, Container Div.; GEI Mateer Burt, Inc.
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Controls Product Brief
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Pulp molding capabilities

Fibreform Containers (Germantown, WI) offers full-service capabilities for producing customized pulp-molded packaging products. Includes tooling and manufacturing for simple to intricate items in a variety of sizes, in short- or high-volume runs.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Marino Technologies (Opa Locka, FL), represented by Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL), acquired Walpole, Inc. (Mount Holly, NJ), a manufacturer of bulk bags.
Machine Product Brief
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Air-driven labeler

Auto Labe's (Ft. Pierce, FL) air-driven pressure-sensitive labeling system is non-electric, making it suitable for hazardous or wash-down environments.
Materials Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The Vegatronic is Ilapak's (Newtown, PA) new automatic vf/f/s system that permits quick changeover from standard pillow-style to zipper packs. Handle adjustments, rather than tools, allow 90° rotation of jaws.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Elopak, Inc. (New Hudson, MI): Michael Wilcox, vp, sales, North America.
Controls Product Brief
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Source tag applicators

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) has developed a unique method of applying EAS tags to packages. Its low-profile applicating area and drop-down snorkels allow easy integration into most packaging lines.
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Supplier news: International agreements

QPF, Inc. (Streamwood, IL) signed an agreement with Wolff Walsrode A.G. (Walsrode, Germany) and Votocel Filmes Flexiveis, Ltda. (S"o Paulo, Brazil) to develop new OPP films.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressure gravity fillers

Pressure-gravity fillers from Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) fill both hot and cold liquids at speeds to 900 bottles/min. They're configured to reduce product spillage, while an operator-controlled dwell time minimizes product return.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressure-sensitive labeler

The Model 2015 ST line of pressure-sensitive labelers from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) employs a gentle, wipe-on method of application, said to be a cost-efficient alternative for production lines requiring large or narrow labels.

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