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Center cartoner

The Legacy® small center cartoner from R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) employs the Acc-U-Just(TM) system for quick changeovers in 20 minutes. An operator simply dials new settings into a digital handwheel/counter and adjusts the bucket length and carton transport.
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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.
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: International agreements

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) has agreed to purchase the Merced, CA, and Oakville, Ontario, Canada, steel drum manufacturing facilities of Southcorp Packaging USA, Inc.
Materials Product Brief
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Printing station

Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) has introduced a free-standing printing station equipped with an enclosed doctor blade ink system, which allows for high-quality printing at speeds to 1겨'/min on paper, film or foil .
Controls Product Brief
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Software for motion control

VisualMotion(TM) 5.0 from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) provides a Windows(TM)-based user interface for point-and-click programming, operation and management of Indramat CLC multiaxis coordinated motion controls and digital drives.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
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Reusable packs could diminish corrugated demand

Although the environment is no longer a hot packaging issue in the U.S., global companies must contend with European regulations that target shipping containers and other transport packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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UV-curable topcoat

Originally developed to protect bar coding on circuit boards, 1071S is a UV-curable protective topcoat from Craig Adhesives and Coatings (Newark, NJ).

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