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Accumulation tables

Easy Flow(TM) pressureless accumulation tables from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) provide accumulation for light and unstable containers, and are designed to fit most existing production lines.
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Supplier news: Achievements

A recent endowment given by Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) allows Sonoco Packaging Science Lab, located at Clemson University (Clemson, SC) to produce a plastic film extrusion system.
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Thermoformed clamshells

Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced 16 stock sizes of thermoformed clamshells with a J-hook merchandising option. Made of PVC, they are available in 15- and 20-ga thicknesses.
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Adhesive nozzles

Nozzletech (Orlando, FL) has introduced a series of "tee"- and "ribbon"-type extrusion nozzles for both hot melt and cold adhesive.
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Open-head plastic drum

Sonoco Products (Marietta, GA) has introduced an open-head plastic drum designed for use in shipping and storing hazardous materials. Made of HMWHDPE, the OT-55 drum is a straight-sided, 55-gal reusable container, offering an alternative to the open-head DOT 17H steel drum.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer enhancement

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) anounced that 300 dpi resolution is now available as an option on the Value-Line(TM) 105S thermal-transfer bar-code printer.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) will build a flexographic printing plant in Story City, IA.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr., IL, IA, WI, SD, ND.
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Membrane sealer

The metFoil® Sealer from Frei (Wittenbach, Switzerland) is an aluminum membrane sealing machine for welded cans with curled flanges. Foil rollstock is first uncoiled and a tear tab affixed.
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Integrated packaging system

Aidlin Automation (Bradenton, FL) will display the new Flex-Pack integrated flexible packaging system. It uses the latest in robotic, vision testing and controls technology to package goods for the consumer products industry.

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