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Bowl feeder

The Accu-Count® Advantage is a new high-speed, automatic counter from Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH). Using a separate feeding system, it can continuously feed products at high speeds while separating them into batches.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies (Singapore) will form Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP) (Singapore) to manufacture water-based coatings for the paper industry.
Controls Product Brief
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Can closer

Angelus Sanitary Can Machine (Los Angeles, CA) has introduced a new version of its Model 60L can closer. New Model 60L incorporates the single cover feed separator assembly, a new electrical system and stainless steel epoxy paint on nonstainless steel parts as standard features.
Machine Product Brief
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Air conveyor system

The Surge Controlled air conveyor system from Ouellette Machinery Systems (Fenton, MO) uses a variety of routing devices to provide gentle conveying and handling of bottles.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) received a Waste Reduction Award from California's Integrated Waste Management Board for the third straight year.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

ARCO Chemical Co. (Newtown Square, PA) sold its plastics business to NOVA Chemicals (Calgary, Alberta, Canada).
Materials Product Brief
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High-barrier tray

Cryovac North America (Duncan, SC) has introduced the Cryovac® Barrier Foam Tray. Its multi-layer, coextruded barrier film, laminated to the inside surface, allows gas flushing and secure seals on MAP packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Interbrand Schecter (New York, NY) has acquired design firm Gerstman+Meyers, which will retain its name.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Nord Est Emballage (Paris, France) has acquired stakes in Sailliard Packaging (Lincoln Park, NJ) and Isopor (Barcelona, Spain), Derndrck (Neu-Isenburg, Germany) and Novembal (Plainfield, NJ).
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

A new series of vertical form/ fill/seal machines from Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) bags food and non-food products into overlap-, gusset-, fin- and flat bottom-style bags at speeds to 120 bags/min.

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