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High-barrier tray

Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) has introduced the Cryovac® Barrier Foam Tray. Its multi-layer, coextruded barrier film, laminated to the inside surface, allows gas flushing and secure seals on MAP packages.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

MAP Systems Intl. (Des Plaines, IL) has formed as a supplier of vacuumless packaging systems to the food and beverage industries.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Saint Gobain Group (Courbevoie, France) will build a $71 million glass packaging manufacturing facility in Montblanc, Spain.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler

The DuraTech 2000 S-PH Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) is designed with a compact footprint that measures only 8' L.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Mead Packaging (Atlanta, GA) commenced production at its new $12.5 million offset printing facility in Lanett, AL.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis): James D. Duncan, vp/general mgr., Industrial Packaging Div.; Patrick J. Moore, vp/CFO; Gary L. West, vp/general mgr., Container Div.; Robert A.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Side-threading tape cartridge

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) CaseLocker® ST is a heavy-duty, side-threading tape cartridge for use on a range of Little David® case formers and case sealers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Blenheim USA (Fort Lee, NJ), organizer of CMM, merged with trade publisher and show organizer Miller Freeman (San Francisco, CA) as a result of a merger between parent companies Blenheim Group PLC and United News & Media PLC, both based in London.

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