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Trash bag packer

The BHL automatic case packaging machine from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) is designed for packing bulk rolls of trash bags into corrugated cartons. After manufacturing, rolls are conveyed to the machine and a pneumatic arm grips a preselected amount of rolls and lowers them into an erected box at speeds to 40 cycles/min.
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has developed a thermal-transfer print/apply labeling system available with mounting hardware for most case tapers.
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Outsert applicator

The Outserter from Krones (Franklin, WI) affixes literature outserts onto round and nonround containers via direct transfer technology. The system eliminates residue and web breakage typical of strip-stick and spray adhesive systems, says Krones.
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ISO 14000: environmental standards or trade barrier?

Some U.S. companies worry that new IS0 14000 standards are another European effort to stymie imports of U.S.-made products. Will this be a replay of ISO 9000?
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Bubble rollstock

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers a wide selection of bubble rollstock. Aircap® R is barrier-coated with reinforced nylon, and is suited for heavy-duty use.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Charles Maring, Madison, WI, area sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chris Craft Industrial Products (Gary, IN): P. Scott Bening, general manager, MonoSol div.; Jill L. Heuser, sales & mktg. specialist for packaging; Michael Rodgers, mktg.
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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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