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Hot melt applicator

Adhesive Technologies (Hampton, NH) has introduced a pneumatically operated hot melt applicator with a spray head. Suited for industrial applications, this hand-held applicator has an adjustable spray pattern developed specifically for hot melt.
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Net weigh/fill systems

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) offers the AWC Series of automatic net weigh/fill systems for free-flowing food products and bulk materials. They package products into bags, trays, boxes or plastic-lined cases.
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HDPE pallets

PDQ Plastics (Bayonne, NJ) offers a variety of heavy-duty pallets made of HDPE. The Super D pallet measures 40" x 48". It's FDA-approved and suited for freezing or steam-cleaning operations.
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Protective packaging

Xpander Pak(TM) from Xpander Pak (Glen Allen, VA) is an innovative packaging system designed to protect products under 10 lb from shock and vibration.
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Device level buses

TURCK Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has released a tutorial that provides an overview of device level "buses," which are the communication systems that link electrical components in a packaging line.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has acquired Augusta Bag Co. (Evans, GA).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired Superior B.V. (Beusichem, The Netherlands), a manufacturer of conveying equipment.
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Label service bureau

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has expanded its label service bureau for supplying pre-printed labels. Labels of any specified size can be printed on paper or film in up to four colors.
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Drive rollers

A line of drive rollers from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) provides a simple and economical means for building powered roller conveyors in pallet handling, cargo handling and packaging machinery applications.
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Trash bag packer

The BHL automatic case packaging machine from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) is designed for packing bulk rolls of trash bags into corrugated cartons. After manufacturing, rolls are conveyed to the machine and a pneumatic arm grips a preselected amount of rolls and lowers them into an erected box at speeds to 40 cycles/min.

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