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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.
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Materials Product Brief
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Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler

The DuraTech 2000 S-PH Pharmaceutical shrink film bundler from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) is designed with a compact footprint that measures only 8' L.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lawson Mardon Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has closed its Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, label production site, consolidating West Coast label production into its Sparks, NV, facility.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Moss Point, MI, bleached board mill; Paragon Plastics (Union, SC); Primex Plastics' (Richmond, IN) two thermoplastic sheet extrusion plants.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressureless combiners

As an alternative to standard pressure combining, Ambec (Owing Mills, MD) offers pressureless combiners to provide stability to containers during the single filing process of both round and nonround containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Side-threading tape cartridge

Loveshaw's (South Canaan, PA) CaseLocker® ST is a heavy-duty, side-threading tape cartridge for use on a range of Little David® case formers and case sealers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Panel Prints' (Old Forge, PA) new Salt Lake City, UT, label and linerboard plant has begun production.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Use these packaging web sites to obtain immediate information from suppliers, associations and other organizations. Many sites also allow you to generate feedback.
Machine Product Brief
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Cap inspection system

A new cap inspection system monitors potential faults in a packaging line and ensures ideal sealing conditions, says manufacturer Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI).
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch filling and sealing

The Hensen BF 350/DU high-speed pouch filling and sealing machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) is designed to handle most types of stand-up pouches, including those with spouts or handles, as well as pillow or block-bottom bags.

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