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Supplier news: Achievements

Schmalbach-Lubeca AG (Ratingen, Germany) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 7.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Zellerbach, A Mead Co. (Dayton, OH), for its Novi, MI, operation; CCL Container's Tube Div. (Harrisonburg, VA).
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Motoman Robotics: Six-axis robot

Motoman's (West Carrollton, OH) lightweight, low-cost SV3 robot can be used for small-parts handling and packaging applications. The articulated six-axis robot features a 3-kg (6.6-lb) payload capacity, a reach of 677 mm (26.6") and a repeatability rate of ±0.03 mm (±0.001").
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Automated Packaging Systems: Automated Packaging Systems: Data matrix reader

The Quadrus(TM) 2D code reader from Microscan Systems (Renton, WA) reads 2D bar-code symbologies at rates to 300 labels/min on most media types. Suitable for tracking and verification in automated packaging systems, it can be mounted on conveyor lines or included as a component within equipment.
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Supplier news: International agreements

CCL Container (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada) has signed a letter of intent to purchase the p-s label business of Sonoco Engraph (Atlanta, GA).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Creative Packaging Corp. (Buffalo Grove, IL) was presented with the McKesson Water Products 1997 Supplier Certification Award.
Thanks to a coextruded peelable sealant film laminated to the base substrate of medical device packages that undergo EtO sterili
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Technical achievements shine among FPA winners

A foil-based barrier bag for industrial applications, a multilayer structure for hermetic sealing of silicone gasket strips, and a coextruded sealant film all snare FPA awards.
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Autoprod Inc: Multi-product filling system

Autoprod's (Clearwater, FL) Fast-Pack DK Filling system has been redesigned to offer greater flexibility, faster production and lower costs. New nozzle designs enable the system to handle multiple products-margarine, butter, half-fat spreads-of varying viscosities.
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EZ-Tek Industries Inc: Case sealer

The Easy-Taper Model BB-2SS is a stainless-steel case sealer from EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY). It's designed for use in wet areas where washdown may be required.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Crown Simplimatic, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA): James W. Parker, president.

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