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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase Astro-Valcour, Inc. (Glens Falls, NY) from KNP BT (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
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Machine Product Brief
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Labeler

Designed for small wineries or microbreweries, the New Mega Cap labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) can place front, back and shoulder labels onto bottles, while aluminum or plastic capsules are being placed on bottles.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermediate bulk container

Greif Bros. (Deleware, OH) has a new modular 275-gal IBC suitable for bulk liquids. Measuring 39.37" W, 47.25" L and 49.60" H, the IBC comprises a blow-molded HDPE bottle, wire mesh cage and an attached wooden pallet.
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Trial-size vials

Shower gels, body lotions, perfumes, day/night creams, shampoos, and conditioners are just some of the products that can be sampled using Vialpaq® from Flexpaq (S.
Materials Product Brief
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Sorbent caps

To save container space and eliminate loose desiccant cartridges, Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Desicap® sorbent caps, which have a desiccant in the cap of a product container to provide invisible moisture protection.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Amherst, OH): Robert Zajac, gen. mgr. of subsidiary Mountaingate Eng., Inc. (Campbell, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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Label inspection system

An on-line bar-code verification and label-presence detector from DT Kalish (Montreal, Que-bec, Canada) reads most popular symbologies at rates to 500 scans/sec, depending on scan head, size and legibility, enabling each bar code to be read up to eight times before a "good read" is confirmed.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

ID Technology (Fort Worth, TX) has developed an automatic label printer/applicator for flat products. It consists of an industrial printer/applicator with an automatic feeder, and vacuumized transport and shingling conveyor to reach speeds to 100+ products/min.
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Pressure-sensitive labelers

The PPM pressure-sensitive labelers from GEI Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) are suitable for spot, multi-panel, full wrap and top labeling, and they can be supplied with up to five label heads/application.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Unifill Intl. AG and Unifill Intl. Holding AG (Krauzlingen, Switzerland) were acquired by Elopak a.s. (Lier, Norway).

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