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Hot melt with desiccant

DesiMax(TM) SLF (sorbent loaded film) from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) uses a patent-pending technology for blending desiccants into a variety of hot melts so that moisture can be adsorbed into packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): Christopher Semonelli, Eastern sales mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Bliss former for 1-gal bottles

Moen Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) now offers a five 1-gal display configuration for the PF106-HLV H-Bliss style former. Other configurations include four 1-gal, six 1-gal, eight 64-oz, and 12 32-oz.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-bag system

The SpeedyPacker(TM) foam-in-bag packaging system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) dispenses Instapak® foam into a bag to create protective cushioning.
Machine Product Brief
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL): Ralph "Guy" Considine to newly created position of mgr., new product development.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Lawson Mardon Packaging Inc. (Boulogne, France) will sell its Lawson Mardon Reliance operation to a newly formed company, Reliance Products Ltd. Partnership (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Balluff, Inc. (Florence, KY): James C. Birkmeyer, sales and mktg. mgr.; David R. Bird, sensor product sales mgr.; Robert W.
Controls Product Brief
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Case erector

The Pro Forma 230 is a new case erector from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) designed to be very forgiving to variations in corrugated cases.

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