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Inserter

The Northfield Model 1600 is a continuous-feed inserter available from Promo Edge (Neenah, WI). It automatically bursts apart continuous-feed coupons or other inserts separated by perforations and feeds them into folding cartons or flexible packages at speeds to 600 pieces/min.
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Supplier News
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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: Achievements

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI) donated the use of a new XL Series narrow-web corona treating system to the flexographic printing department of Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink bands and labels

Reynolds Metals Flexible Packaging (Richmond, VA) now offers shrink bands and labels made with Reynolds® 2016 200-ga PVC film. The film can be reverse flexo-printed in up to eight colors.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizer literature sheet

The capabilities and functions of the Starpal are detailed in a literature sheet from Gomes Technology, available through BBC Industries (Fenton, MO).
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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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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Systech (Cranbury, NJ) and BWI Inex (Clearwater, FL) entered a 10-year agreement to provide advanced inspection systems for the packaging industry, beginning with an initial delivery of 50 Systech TIPS(TM) Vision systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Oxygen absorber card

The Ageless® oxygen absorber from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (New York, NY) is now available in a card format that doubles as a backing card when used within a package.

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