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Materials Product Brief
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Alpha Plastics: PET bottles

Alpha Plastics (St. Louis, MO) entered the PET packer market with a line of 10 bottles. Sizes range from 60 cc to 500 cc with stock colors of amber and opaque white.
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Controls Product Brief
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Packaging Systems Automation, Inc: Transport cartoner

Packaging Systems Automation (Plymouth, MN) will introduce the IMC-612 intermittent-motion transport cartoner. Its "no flight chain" carton transport allows perfectly square cartons, says the company.
Machine Product Brief
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Label-Aire: Wraparound labeler

The new economical wraparound labeling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is available with either 4" or 6" W by 10" L labeling capacity. It features a 750"/min stepper-driven labeling head mounted on a 31/4" W x 7' L chain link conveyor.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired Venture Packaging, Inc. (Monroeville, OH).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) established a warehouse and shipping operation in Los Angeles, CA.
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Supplier news: Achievements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) donated $250ꯠ to Clemson University for a new packaging evaluation laboratory.
Machine Product Brief
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Labelette Co.: Labeler

A new semi-automatic labeler from Labelette (Forest Park, IL) can apply labels to most container shapes, including round, oval, oblong and rectangular, at speeds to 50/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt adhesive

Pinch-Lok(TM) 34-6610 is a new proprietary polymer hot melt adhesive for pinch-bottom, multi-wall and self-open sack (SOS) bags is available from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ).
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal print engine

The SATO M-8490S OEM thermal print engine from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for automated labeling of small items such as pharmaceutical vials.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

AlliedSignal Plastics (Morristown, NJ) and Advanced Elastomer Systems (Akron, OH) have reached a non-exclusive agreement to jointly develop applications and markets for nylon-based "soft touch" products.

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