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Polyethylene film

Delta Plastics (Newark, NJ) is introducing the new DeltuffTM 9500 series of PE film. It employs a new generation of linear resins that increase film strength up to five times that of conventional LDPE.
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Easy-open tear strip

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) will be introducing Precision Tear, its latest easy-open feature primarily for stand-up pouches. This proprietary feature is suited for stand-up applications where good 90° tear propagation is needed, eliminating the need for tearing into the pouch's body or tearing upward and receiving a partial open pouch.
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Shrink systems

Polypack's (Pinellas Park, FL) automatic collator/tray former/ shrink packaging system incorporates the firm's custom collation modules and the Model TR-25 tray former.
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Uncaser/case packer

Suited for food and beverage packagers who want to eliminate manual bottle unpacking and case packing, a two-in-one uncaser and case packer has been developed by A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL).
Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The X22 Turbo version of the ApplyPro(TM) bar code label printer/ applicator from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT) is used in applications requiring on-demand automated labeling.
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Device level buses

TURCK Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has released a tutorial that provides an overview of device level "buses," which are the communication systems that link electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has acquired Augusta Bag Co. (Evans, GA).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Key Technology (Walla Walla, WA) acquired Superior B.V. (Beusichem, The Netherlands), a manufacturer of conveying equipment.
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Coffee packaging brochure

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) has published a full-color brochure describing packaging options available to the coffee industry. These options include two-, three-, and four-ply heat-sealed pouches with clear or foil laminations, stand-up pouches with or without reclosable zippers and hanger holes, as well as stock pouches.

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