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Filler Specialties Inc: Cap feeder/orienter

Designed for low-volume applications, Filler Specialties (Zeeland, MI) has developed a miniature version of its high-speed cap feeder/orienter. It's capable of sorting and feeding sports caps and flat-top caps at speeds to 200 containers/min.
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Materials Product Brief
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Flat case conveyor

Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) has introduced the Model 2512 vertical flat case transport with shingling conveyor. This off-line system automatically transports stacked corrugated cases.
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Hot melt applicator

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) will display its newest hot melt adhesive applicator at Pack Expo West. The KH100 High Output Melt Unit can operate up to six heads and is supported by a complete range of pattern control accessories.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. (Owings Mills, MD): Mark B. Kirkwood, dir. of sales, Packaging Div.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Datamax Corp. (Orlando, FL) has acquired Pricemaster PLC (Harlow, Essex, England), a producer of primary and secondary price-marking and short-run specialty p-s labels.
Controls Product Brief
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Photoelectric sensors

The Skan-A-Matic C2000 series of high-performance, subcompact, photoelectric sensors from Clarostat (Richardson, TX) are designed for harsh-duty environments.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Smith Marketing Services (Simi Valley, CA) was chosen a manufacturer's representative by Jomar Corp. (Pleasantville, NY) to sell the company's blow molding machinery on the West Coast.
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Preferred Packaging: Shrink wrapper

Preferred Packaging (San Dimas, CA) has developed an L-sealer/shrink tunnel combination, especially suitable for applications where space is a constraint.
Controls Product Brief
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PET bottle

Designed primarily for the liquor market, Robb Container's (Naperville, IL) new 1.75-L bottle may also be used for drink mixers, barbecue sauce, mouthwash and some novelty products.
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Loose fill

Made from 100% cornstarch by American Excelsior (Arlington, TX), Eco-Foam® SD is a loose-fill packaging material for both cushioning and void-fill applications.

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