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Static generation system

Designed for the temporary bonding between materials through the use of static electricity, Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) has developed the Model 992 DC static generators and Model 993 charge bars.
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Twist-tie machine

The Model XL-2 Tie-Matic from Plas-Ties is a heavy-duty twist-tie machine designed for tying products from 3/4" to 2" dia. Suited for securing wire and cable, as well as large bags, it applies up to 40 ties/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) completed the acquisition of Specialty Packaging Group Inc. (Wassau, WI).
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Shrink bundler

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) Model 55GI high-speed shrink bundler is designed exclusively for the printing and publishing industry. It wraps random-sized, strapped or unstrapped stacks of books or magazines at speeds to 55 bundles/min.
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X-ray inspection

Industrial Dynamics (Torrance, CA) will debut its FT-50 X-Ray inspection system at Pack Expo. Designed as an alternative to the company's gamma-based system, this X-ray fill level inspector can inspect the liquid levels in metal, glass, or plastic containers at speeds to 1겨 bottles/min or 2겨 cans/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal machine

The Diamant® form/fill/seal machine from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (Lincoln, RI) can seal up to 25 bags/min with a single filling hopper. It employs the company's patented integrated dust removal system, making it suitable for dry bulk or powdered products such as cement, fertilizer or agricultural goods.
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Adjustable angle conveyors

The LPZ line of adjustable angle conveyors from Dorner Manufacturing (Hartland, WI) have an adjustable frame that can be set up in a variety of configurations to fit manufacturing, assembly or warehouse needs.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Sioux City, IA, container plant; Atlantis Plastics (Atlanta, GA) Linear Stretch Films Div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

R.A. Jones & Co. (Cincinnati, OH): Ricky Evans, project mgr., Knowledge Based Services(TM) dept.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI): Erwin Hess, general mgr., Chicago sales & distribution div.

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