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Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt with desiccant

DesiMax(TM) SLF (sorbent loaded film) from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) uses a patent-pending technology for blending desiccants into a variety of hot melts so that moisture can be adsorbed into packaging.
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Willett Intl. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, UK): Robert Willett, group deputy chairman.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum-feed bag printer

Model 438TBF vacuum-feed bag printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) automatically feeds and prints variable information on lid bags used in canning and bottling plant applications.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.
Materials Product Brief
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Foam-in-bag system

The SpeedyPacker(TM) foam-in-bag packaging system from Sealed Air (Saddle Brook, NJ) dispenses Instapak® foam into a bag to create protective cushioning.
Machine Product Brief
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Liquid filler

The Filamatic® Model VLD-300-CIP push-button liquid filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) achieves production rates of up to 150 containers/min, with accuracies of ±1/2%, when using 10 fill stations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
Controls Product Brief
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Infeed control system

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group's (St. Louis, MO) Mark II Synchro- screw infeed control system was developed to control the flow of containers at the infeed of fillers, labelers and other machinery.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital laser coder

The DDC 2 is a new digital laser coder from Domino Amjet (Gurnee, IL) designed as an upgrade to the Domino DDC. The unit is compact, lightweight and portable so that it can be used in more than one line.

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