New Products

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Colorant systems

M.A. Hanna Color (Suwanee, GA) has introduced a new line of colorant systems called ComPETe(TM). The new systems-pellets, flakes or liquid color-are designed to improve precision color for PET resins used in packaging applications and are said to provide improvement in color consistency for blow- and stretch/blow-molding processes.
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Custom-embossed closure

The Custom Smooth-Wall Closure with a PE cone liner that can be embossed or debossed with a corporate logo is now available from O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ).
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

Willett America's (Ft. Worth, TX) latest addition to the 400 Series of ink-jet coders is the 450Si. Designed for basic coding applications, this small-character continuous ink-jet printer runs at speeds up to 950'/min using a 7x5 font.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tri Valley Growers (Modesto, CA) has expanded its 20-year relationship with Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) by naming Fort Dearborn Co. its sole supplier of packaging.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) was awarded the 1997 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for its Philadelphia facility.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Emson Inc. (Bridgeport, CT) was named Supplier of the Year by Mary Kay Cosmetics (Dallas, TX).
Controls Product Brief
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Linear unscrambler

Model NOL linear unscrambler is New England Machinery's (Bradenton, FL) newest design for delivering rigid plastic conveyors from random bulk supply to continuous-motion conveyors at speeds to 650 containers/min, depending on container size.
Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal f/f/s system

The Autopouch is Action Packaging Automation's (Roosevelt, NJ) new low-profile horizontal form/fill/seal system. It uses rollstock made from a variety of materials to produce filled pouches in sizes up to 18" x 30" at speeds to 40/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detector

The Powerphase metal detector from Safeline Metal Detection (Tampa, FL) uses a detection coil design and a signal processing pack to provide high sensitivity.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Blistex Inc. (Oak Brook, IL) has named Rock-Tenn Co. (Norcross, GA), which supplies four- and five-panel packers to Blistex, Supplier of the Year.

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