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All-Fill Inc: Filler/weigher

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model SHA-400 automatic filling and Checkstar checkweighing system uses Cerebus III controls and an exclusive transfer design between filler and weigher to smoothly move containers onto the weighing platform for accurate measurement and minimal spillage.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

QDC Plastic Container Co. (Lansing, MI): Ken David, general mgr.
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ARPAC LLC: Tray packer/wrapper

Designed for the food, beverage and HBA industries, the Tray Star(TM) 60RC is a tray erecting, packing and shrink wrapping system from Arpac (Schiller Park, IL).
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IWK Packaging Machinery Inc: Laser coding

The Dynamark system is a new laser coding feature available on all tube filling equipment from IWK Packaging Machinery (Fairfield, NJ). This noncontact coder imprints production dates, expiration dates, batch and lot identification in a standard print area measuring up to 40 mm x 40 mm (1.6" X 1.6"), with a print height of 2.5 mm (0.1").
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Supplier news: International agreements

Crown Simplimatic, Inc. (Lynchburg, VA) has offered to purchase certain assets of Ortmann+Herbst GmbH (Hamburg, Germany). It has also purchased Anderson Pacific Pty.
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Controls: Unleashing a new productivity tool

Few topics in the packaging engineer's lexicon have changed as much as that of machine control. Not long ago, a controversial issue was the size of the start and stop buttons, or whether companies would pay extra for a discrete control panel that could swivel from one side of a machine to another.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Independent Can Co. (Belcamp, MD): Richard D. Huether, president, CEO; B. Frank Shriver, vp, sales.
Materials Product Brief
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CCL Label, Inc: CCL Label, Inc: CCL Label, Inc: Protective pouch

CCL Label (Itasca, IL) and Stone Container Corp. (Westmont, IL) have created Stone Seal(TM), a flexible, label-like PP pouch that affixes to the backside of box access holes.
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Automated Packaging Systems: Currency bundler

The Currency Bagger from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) uses the company's Autobag® HS-100 Excel or the H-100 standard bagger fitted with a currency outfeed to load bundles of money into a clear PE bag.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Espana S.A. (Cadiz, Spain) is building a CDHM manufacturing plant, with a 27ꯠ metric ton capacity, next to its Estapak polymers plant.

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