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Form/fill/seal system

Model 2040 is an automatic form/fill/seal machine from Hamer (Minneapolis, MN). It forms bags from rollstock and fills and seals them accurately at rates to 28/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

MAP Systems Intl. (Des Plaines, IL) has formed as a supplier of vacuumless packaging systems to the food and beverage industries.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit (St. Louis): James D. Duncan, vp/general mgr., Industrial Packaging Div.; Patrick J. Moore, vp/CFO; Gary L. West, vp/general mgr., Container Div.; Robert A.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) opened an office in Guangzhou, China, its third in that country.
Machine Product Brief
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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Mead Packaging (Atlanta, GA) commenced production at its new $12.5 million offset printing facility in Lanett, AL.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Twinpak (St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada) has sold its packaging distribution unit to the unit's management team, which will continue the business under the Ampak name.
Controls Product Brief
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Can closer

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine (Los Angeles, CA) has introduced a new version of its Model 60L can closer. New Model 60L incorporates the single cover feed separator assembly, a new electrical system and stainless steel epoxy paint on nonstainless steel parts as standard features.
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Air conveyor system

The Surge Controlled air conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a variety of routing devices to provide gentle conveying and handling of bottles.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Blenheim USA (Fort Lee, NJ), organizer of CMM, merged with trade publisher and show organizer Miller Freeman (San Francisco, CA) as a result of a merger between parent companies Blenheim Group PLC and United News & Media PLC, both based in London.

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