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Graphic Packaging Intl.: Rotary inserter

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) has developed a patented, six-arm Servo Synchronous Rotary (SSR) Inserter for random product-feed applications. This machine synchronizes placement with the product and matches the insert placing speed to the linear speed of the carton or web to minimize skewing.
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Profile Packaging, Inc: Bag filler

Model CSU 840 Packager from Profile Packaging (Sarasota, FL) fills products such as pet food, dry chemicals, pesticides, lawn products, and cat litter into premade stand-up pouches at rates to 40/min.
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Tri-Seal, a Tekni-Plex Co.: Separating liner

The Tri-Gard® Separating cap liner from Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) lets packagers accomplish two goals at once. The multi-layered liner, already inside the cap when supplied to the packaging line, is induction sealed to a plastic bottle to provide a secure seal and tamper evidence.
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Supplier news: Achievements

The Cosmetic Packaging Group (Union, NJ), a div. of O. Berk Co., achieved the Crystal of Excellence level of the Communicator Award for its 1996 Catalog of Products and Services.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): Andrew H. Johnson, dir. of mktg.
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International Paper: International Paper: International Paper: Packaging web sites

ELF Machines www.elfmachines.com International Paper, Bleached Board Div. www.packaging-board.com MIDPAK www.mnevents.com MM Automated Systems www.labelmill.com Paperboard Packaging Council www.ppcnet.org Ramsey www.ramseytsr.com
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Supplier news: Achievements

Polyfibron Technologies, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) donated a Letterflex 3048 liquid photopolymer platemaking system to Clemson University's Graphic Communications program.
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Alpha Plastics: PET bottles

Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO) entered the PET packer market with a line of 10 bottles. Sizes range from 60 cc to 500 cc with stock colors of amber and opaque white.
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Transport cartoner

Packaging Systems Automation (Plymouth, MN) will introduce the IMC-612 intermittent-motion transport cartoner. Its "no flight chain" carton transport allows perfectly square cartons, says the company.
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Label-Aire: Wraparound labeler

The new economical wraparound labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is available with either 4" or 6" W by 10" L labeling capacity. It features a 750"/min stepper-driven labeling head mounted on a 31/4" W x 7' L chain link conveyor.

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