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Machine Product Brief
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Label/tag delivery system

A labeling/tag delivery system that attaches to Hamer's (Minneapolis, MN) Model 125 automatic bag closer offers ice and produce packagers a low-cost and secure way of attaching labels/tags and closing bags.
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Controls Product Brief
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Fin-seal wrapper

The Superflow® PC is a new electronic fin-seal wrapper from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) that uses an industrial PC for faster output, increased memory and greater capabilities over PLCs, says Ilapak.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum conveyor accessories

PIAB Material Handling (Rockland, MA) has introduced a line of accessories that is said to improve the hygienic properties of the PIAB vacuum conveyor.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Formost Packaging Machines, Inc. (Woodinville, WA): Jim Bonatakis, regional sales mgr., Atlantic Coast.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Berlin Packaging (Chicago, IL) received two Gold Ozzie Awards for Design Excellence for its 1995 Food Containers Catalog.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) will increase its LLDPE capacity by 245ꯠ tons/yr at its Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant by mid-1998.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

EXL FILM(TM) XPE-44, an LDPE-based shrink film from Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), has higher hot and cold slip levels to facilitate package insertion and removal from master cartons.
Materials Product Brief
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Labeling system

The LabelShot(TM) is a new labeling system from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT). It consists of a stand-alone thermal-transfer printer and a label applicator.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bigelow Packaging (Charlotte, NC) and Triangle Plastics (Independence, IA) extended their two-year manufacturing relationship through the year 2000 with a new manufacturing and marketing alliance.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Plastican, Inc. (Leominster, MA) purchased a 100ꯠ sq' manufacturing plant in Phoenix, AZ.

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