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Monoblock filler

The Filamatic® Model MNB/S is a new semi-automatic monoblock filler from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD). It fills water-thin to viscous liquids into containers, and caps them at speeds to 30 containers/min with an accuracy of ±1/2%.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Primex Plastics Corp. (Richmond, VA) and Pace Industries Inc. (Reedsburg, WI) have merged their sheet extrusion operations.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Slautterback Corp. (Monterey, CA) moved its headquarters to 5 Lower Ragsdale Dr., Monterey, CA 93940; phone: 408/373-3900; fax: 408/373-0385.
Machine Product Brief
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Labeler

Designed for small wineries or microbreweries, the New Mega Cap labeler from Associated Packaging Equipment (Markham, Ontario, Canada) can place front, back and shoulder labels onto bottles, while aluminum or plastic capsules are being placed on bottles.
Materials Product Brief
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Intermediate bulk container

Greif Bros. (Deleware, OH) has a new modular 275-gal IBC suitable for bulk liquids. Measuring 39.37" W, 47.25" L and 49.60" H, the IBC comprises a blow-molded HDPE bottle, wire mesh cage and an attached wooden pallet.
Materials Product Brief
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Trial-size vials

Shower gels, body lotions, perfumes, day/night creams, shampoos, and conditioners are just some of the products that can be sampled using Vialpaq® from Flexpaq (S.
Materials Product Brief
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Sorbent caps

To save container space and eliminate loose desiccant cartridges, Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) has introduced Desicap® sorbent caps, which have a desiccant in the cap of a product container to provide invisible moisture protection.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Neil Whittaker and Martin Braithwaite, management team of the precision tooling business of CarnaudMetalbox Eng. (Paris, France), purchased the business from owners Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) and will call the company Innotek (London, England).
Controls Product Brief
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Label dispenser

Imtec's (Bellows Falls, VT) LabelKwik(TM) label dispenser dispenses p-s labels for hand placement onto containers or products. It dispenses die-cut and butt-cut labels ranging in size from 0.125" x 0.25" to 9" x 6".
Machine Product Brief
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Label inspection system

An on-line bar-code verification and label-presence detector from DT Kalish (Montreal, Que-bec, Canada) reads most popular symbologies at rates to 500 scans/sec, depending on scan head, size and legibility, enabling each bar code to be read up to eight times before a "good read" is confirmed.

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