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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

W.R. Grace Co. (Boca Raton, FL) has entered an agreement to combine its packaging business with Sealed Air Corp. (Saddle Brook, NJ), forming a new company, retaining the Sealed Air name and headquarters.
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Controls Product Brief
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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a patented, six-arm Servo Synchronous Rotary (SSR) Inserter for random product-feed applications. This machine synchronizes placement with the product and matches the insert placing speed to the linear speed of the carton or web to minimize skewing.
Materials Product Brief
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Bag filler

Model CSU 840 Packager from Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) fills products such as pet food, dry chemicals, pesticides, lawn products, and cat litter into premade stand-up pouches at rates to 40/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Co.: Separating liner

The Tri-Gard® Separating cap liner from Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) lets packagers accomplish two goals at once. The multi-layered liner, already inside the cap when supplied to the packaging line, is induction sealed to a plastic bottle to provide a secure seal and tamper evidence.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Primex Plastics Corp. (Richmond, IN): Tony J. Lisauskas, president
Controls Product Brief
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Loveshaw, An ITW Company: High-resolution printer

The MicroJet® HRP Deluxe is a high-resolution printer from Loveshaw (S. Canaan, PA) that can produce text, graphics and bar codes at speeds to 250'/min, depending on system set-up conditions.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Polyfibron Technologies, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) donated a Letterflex 3048 liquid photopolymer platemaking system to Clemson University's Graphic Communications program.
Materials Product Brief
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Alpha Plastics: PET bottles

Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO) entered the PET packer market with a line of 10 bottles. Sizes range from 60 cc to 500 cc with stock colors of amber and opaque white.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Transport cartoner

Packaging Systems Automation (Plymouth, MN) will introduce the IMC-612 intermittent-motion transport cartoner. Its "no flight chain" carton transport allows perfectly square cartons, says the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Label-Aire: Wraparound labeler

The new economical wraparound labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is available with either 4" or 6" W by 10" L labeling capacity. It features a 750"/min stepper-driven labeling head mounted on a 31/4" W x 7' L chain link conveyor.

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