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Intermediate bulk container

MacMillan Bloedel (Marietta, GA) has announced that its SpaceKraft II intermediate bulk container has received UN/DOT certification for Group II hazardous solids.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2114ST patented tamp-blow applicator is now available with an advanced stepper design and quick-change pad and manifold assemblies.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) relocated to a larger facility at 2910 Expressway Drive South, Islandia, NY 11722, phone 800/678-3221; fax 516/842-5220.
Materials Product Brief
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High-slip film and sheet

PETG 31 is a new high-slip polyester film and sheet from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) with an internal denesting additive that provides easy, silicone-free removal from molds and separation of thermoformed parts.
Materials Product Brief
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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.

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