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Machine Product Brief
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Two-sided pallet

The Duo-Dek(TM) Pak from Bigelow Packaging (Charlotte, NC) is a molded PE pallet with an additional bottom platform designed for use on conveyor systems.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is discussing the sale of its worldwide flexible and protective plastic packaging activities to Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Decaser

A new decaser from A-B-C Packaging (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers quick, no-tool changeover without change parts for all but the most extreme case or bottle size changes.
Materials Product Brief
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Tube filler/sealer

DT Kalish's (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) Kx 1100 tube filler and sealer uses quick-release handles for quick changeovers. Designed for pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications, it reaches speeds to 110 metal tubes/min when crimping, or 92/min, when plastic laminated tubes are being hot-air sealed.
Materials Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The LINX 6200 Series ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) offers enhancements over the 6000 Series, including the use of white, pigmented ink for coding on dark substrates.
Controls Product Brief
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Specialty bottles

Suited for specialty packaging, Demptos Glass (Louisville, KY) now offers a line of multi-colored gift bottles designed by Kefla-Glas of Germany. Eight colors are available in 200- and 500-mL sizes, in round, oval, square and triangular shapes.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) moved its corporate headquarters to Ryan Ranch Research Park, 17 Mandeville Ct., Monterey, CA 93940, phone 408/655-6600; fax 408/655-6606.
Controls Product Brief
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CD-ROM packaging

Automated Packaging Systems' (Streetsboro, OH) new Autobag® CD-ROM Infeed packaging system is capable of packaging over 55 single disc bags/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Laser coder

Blazerjet(TM) SP is a mid-range, economical dot matrix laser coding system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM). A fiberglass enclosure and printhead makes it suited for industrial applications where NEMA enclosures or washdowns are not required.
Controls Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.

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