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Air conveyor system

The Surge Controlled air conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a variety of routing devices to provide gentle conveying and handling of bottles.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) received a Waste Reduction Award from California's Integrated Waste Management Board for the third straight year.
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Supplier news: International agreements

ARCO Chemical Co. (Newtown Square, PA) sold its plastics business to NOVA Chemicals (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
Materials Product Brief
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High-barrier tray

Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) has introduced the Cryovac® Barrier Foam Tray. Its multi-layer, coextruded barrier film, laminated to the inside surface, allows gas flushing and secure seals on MAP packages.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Interbrand Schecter (New York, NY) has acquired design firm Gerstman+Meyers, which will retain its name.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Nord Est Emballage (Paris, France) has acquired stakes in Sailliard Packaging (Lincoln Park, NJ) and Isopor (Barcelona, Spain), Derndrck (Neu-Isenburg, Germany) and Novembal (Plainfield, NJ).
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler

The DuraTech 2000 S-PH Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) is designed with a compact footprint that measures only 8' L.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

O/K International Corp. (Sudbury, MA) has relocated to 73 Bartlett St., Marlborough, MA 01752; phone: 508/303-8286; fax: 508/303-8207.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Pactiv Packaging's (Deerfield, IL) Counce, TN, kraft linerboard mill was selected as one of 10 best plants in America by IndustryWeek magazine.

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