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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Bill Heilhecker, president of the Doboy Packaging Div. (New Richmond, WI), has assumed the responsibilities of interim president of SIG Packaging Technology North America Inc.
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Controls Product Brief
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Static eliminator

The E-Nife static bar with ionizing air knife is new from Tantec (Schaumburg, IL). It's used to clean surfaces such as plastic, glass, fabric and paper on webs moving up to 200'/min or parts from a distance of up to 12".
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor lane divider

An innovative conveyor lane divider from Nolu Plastics (Aston, PA) enables conveyor systems to be reconfigured with quick, simple adjustments. Aluminum rails fitted with Nolu D guides attach onto a conveyor system to create two or more distinct lanes, dividing the conveyor surface while guiding product.
Machine Product Brief
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Volumetric cup filler

The Series 500 volumetric cup filler from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) can reach speeds to 120 containers/min and fill volumes of up to 98 cu". Typical applications include dry products such as rice, beans, nuts, candy, popcorn, pet food and frozen vegetables, as well as nonfood products such as silica or potpourri.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Northern Corp. (Appleton, WI): John R. Davis, exec. vp.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

UBS Capital B.V. (London, England) has acquired Tetra Laval Convenience Food (Bakel, The Netherlands) and its medical packaging division, TLF Medical Packaging (Avon, MA).
Controls Product Brief
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Product settler

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) has introduced a product settler/forward transfer table that uses vibration to settle boxed products below the score line of the box before flaps are folded and sealed.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) will manufacture thermoformed trays at its Carolina, PR, plant.
Materials Product Brief
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Polyethylene resins

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) has introduced Elite(TM) enhanced PE resins for consumer and industrial film applications. Made via Insite(TM) single-site catalyst technology, Elite 5100, 5110 and 5400 are PE resins that offer high stiffness and strength, high stretch and puncture-resistance, and improved sealability.
Controls Product Brief
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Capper brochure

The Capamatic® chuck-style cappers are the focus of a brochure from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). The brochure discusses single- and dual-head chuck-type cappers and rotary cappers.

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