New Products

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Metallized paper

Unilustre(TM) is a new metallized paper from Unifoil (Passaic Park, NJ) developed with simplified printing in mind. It looks like foil but prints like paper, says the company.
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Controls Product Brief
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Depalletizer

Automated Production Systems' (New Freedom, PA) new depalletizer uses soft start/soft stop motors for increased container stability and improved line efficiency.
Materials Product Brief
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Mini preform sorbents

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Skavenger(TM) Mini Preform desiccants. The mini preforms offer uniformity in size and shape, resulting in a more consistent adsorption rate and capacity, and better operation in automated feed systems than molecular sieve beads, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal form/fill/seal system

The FBM 1 is a horizontal in-line rotary form/fill/seal system from Laudenberg/ Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) that can produce pouches at speeds to 120/ min, or 240/min when using a duplex system.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT): Richard P. Durham, president, CEO.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Bill Heilhecker, president of the Doboy Packaging Div. (New Richmond, WI), has assumed the responsibilities of interim president of SIG Packaging Technology North America Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Static eliminator

The E-Nife static bar with ionizing air knife is new from Tantec (Schaumburg, IL). It's used to clean surfaces such as plastic, glass, fabric and paper on webs moving up to 200'/min or parts from a distance of up to 12".
Machine Product Brief
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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
Controls Product Brief
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Fin-seal wrapper

The Superflow® PC is a new electronic fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) that uses an industrial PC for faster output, increased memory and greater capabilities over PLCs, says Ilapak.
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.

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