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Materials Product Brief
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Square bottle

The Square Packer bottle from Smith Container (Forest Park, GA) is a 1-oz HDPE square bottle. The bottle has a 24/400 finish modified with "E" and "H" dimensions to accommodate CR closures.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): C. Jay Elwood, dir., sales.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) donated the use of a corona treating system to the Printing Sciences and Eng. department of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.
Machine Product Brief
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Case erector/bottom sealer

A new random case erector/bottom sealer from Compacker (Davenport, IA) operates with up to three separate magazines so that different case sizes can be accessed on demand, eliminating the need for changeovers.
Machine Product Brief
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Two-sided pallet

The Duo-Dek(TM) Pak from Bigelow Packaging (Charlotte, NC) is a molded PE pallet with an additional bottom platform designed for use on conveyor systems.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) acquired Nierman Printing Co. (Chicago, IL).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Automated Container Sales Corp. (Toledo, OH): Bob Morrison, president.
When designing graphics for boxes, packaging engineers at Hewlett-Packard?s 92 worldwide manufacturing plants can download origi
Supplier News
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Hewlett-Packard widens its packaging net

HP uses a mix of Internet and intranet technology to communicate with suppliers and distribute packaging information to HP packaging people worldwide.
Controls Product Brief
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Quick-change capability

Marq Packaging System's (Yakima, WA) new quick-changeover (QC) capability is controlled through a PLC so that most axes can be changed simultaneously.
Controls Product Brief
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Flat product carrier

The Series 985 compact flat product carrier from Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) incorporates vacuum suction and shuttle feed platform to insure continuous, smooth delivery of flat products to the product identification system at speeds to 150 items/min.

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