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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, England) will invest £4m a year until 2002 for the development of specialty cellulose films. The investment will be spread across the company's sites at Bridgwater and Wigton, England; Burgos, Spain; and Tecumseh, KS, USA.
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Filamatic, a division of National Instrument LLC: Rotary stoppering machine

A new rotary stoppering machine from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) offers high-speed, continuous-motion stoppering with reliable placement. Designed for use in a Class 100 Clean Room, the Capamatic® DLS-12-T offers speeds to 300 containers/min, using 13- to 30-mm, full- or partial-depth stoppers.
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PSI: Conveyor stops

Newly redesigned compact cantilever slides are small but can handle high-impact loads, says manufacturer PHD (Ft. Wayne, IN). Series SA and SB Slides can carry loads for a wide variety of applications with dynamic side loads at up to 75 lb.
Materials Product Brief
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Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Materials Handling Systems, Inc: Packaging/handling systems

Ram Center (Red Wing, MN) will display robotic machinery for cus-tom-designed packaging and materials handling systems. Applications include PET preform feeding systems, PET preform line balancing, PET bottle bulk palletizing, product case loading and case palletizing.
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Supplier news: In Memoriam

William R. Scholle, 81, founder of Scholle Corp. (Northlake, IL) in 1947, and a pioneer of bag-in-box packaging, died August 4 at his California residence.
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Supplier news: International agreements

3DT, Inc. (Germantown, WI) has named Tech Sales Co. (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) its representative in Canada.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Smith Marketing Services (Simi Valley, CA) was chosen a manufacturer's representative by Jomar Corp. (Pleasantville, NY) to sell the company's blow molding machinery on the West Coast.
Materials Product Brief
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Preferred Packaging: Shrink wrapper

Preferred Packaging (San Dimas, CA) has developed an L-sealer/shrink tunnel combination, especially suitable for applications where space is a constraint.
Controls Product Brief
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PET bottle

Designed primarily for the liquor market, Robb Container's (Naperville, IL) new 1.75-L bottle may also be used for drink mixers, barbecue sauce, mouthwash and some novelty products.
Materials Product Brief
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Loose fill

Made from 100% cornstarch by American Excelsior (Arlington, TX), Eco-Foam® SD is a loose-fill packaging material for both cushioning and void-fill applications.

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