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Capabilities brochure

"What Makes BASF Polystyrene BASF Polystyrene?" is a new 16-page color brochure from BASF (Mount Olive, NJ). The brochure demonstrates polystyrene's key capabilities and technologies, including product quality, technological innovation, customer partnerships, global reach and environmental concern.
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Flow wrapper for heat- or cold-sealable films

The Pack 300 from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is a new servo-driven system for flow wrapping products in heat- or cold-sealable films. Operating at speeds of 300+ packages/min, depending on product and packaging material, the Pack 300 is suitable for multi-shift, non-stop production.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) completed the purchase of three packaging machinery businesses, Accraply, Inc., Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and Hayssen Manufacturing Co.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Rothschilds (London, England), on behalf of Valmet Converting PLC (Helsinki, Finland), will offer £86 million in cash for Atlas Converting Equipment (Bedford, England).
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Vertical f/f/s system

A new vertical form/fill/seal system from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) reaches speeds to 60 packages/ min using low-cost, center-folded rollstock.
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Mini bottles

The Mini Pour-Out line of amber glass bottles is available from the Cosmetic Packaging Group (Union, NJ), a division of the O. Berk Co. The bottles are offered in 10-, 15-, 20- and 30-mL sizes, all with an 18-mm finish.
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Hot melt labeling

The Trine GLE (Glueless Lead Edge) roll labeling system from CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) applies hot melt adhesive to only the trailing edge of a wraparound label, which overlaps the leading edge.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) and Rexene Corp. (Dallas, TX) have entered into a merger agreement whereby Huntsman will acquire all outstanding shares of Rexene common stock.
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Foodservice paperboard

A new line of dual ovenable release (DOR) paperboard for the foodservice and perishable bakery products markets has been introduced by International Paper (Purchase, NY).
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Conveyor belts

Intralox (Harahan, LA) will display a variety of new modular plastic conveyor belts at WestPack. The Onepiece(TM) Live Transfer Belts eliminate the need for deadplates at 90° angle transfers.

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