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Bag closing machine

Kwik Lok's (Yakima, WA) new Model 084 semi-automatic bag closing machine can close and label up to 30 bags/min in a single operation. It uses either custom-printed Kwik Lok labels or standard Striplok bag closures.
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Machine Product Brief
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Case sealer

The SK-450 modular case sealer from Sekisui TA Industries (Garden Grove, CA) is designed for runs of uniform case sizes, ranging from a minimum of 3.9" W x 3.25" H x 4.7" L to 21" x 21" x an unlimited length.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is now the exclusive distributor in North and South America of intelligent belt, diverting and combining systems made by Schmidt GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DT Industries (Springfield, MO) acquired Hansford Manufacturing Corp. (Rochester, NY).
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Supplier news: Achievements

A recent endowment given by Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) allows Sonoco Packaging Science Lab, located at Clemson University (Clemson, SC) to produce a plastic film extrusion system.
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Thermoformed clamshells

Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced 16 stock sizes of thermoformed clamshells with a J-hook merchandising option. Made of PVC, they are available in 15- and 20-ga thicknesses.
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Adhesive nozzles

Nozzletech (Orlando, FL) has introduced a series of "tee"- and "ribbon"-type extrusion nozzles for both hot melt and cold adhesive.
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Open-head plastic drum

Sonoco Products (Marietta, GA) has introduced an open-head plastic drum designed for use in shipping and storing hazardous materials. Made of HMWHDPE, the OT-55 drum is a straight-sided, 55-gal reusable container, offering an alternative to the open-head DOT 17H steel drum.
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Bar code printer enhancement

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) anounced that 300 dpi resolution is now available as an option on the Value-Line(TM) 105S thermal-transfer bar-code printer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Menasha Corp. (Neenah, WI) has formed Promo Edge, a new division that will market a range of in-store promotional materials, incorporating its Mid America, DisplayOne and Menasha P.O.S.

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