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Product settler

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) has introduced a product settler/forward transfer table that uses vibration to settle boxed products below the score line of the box before flaps are folded and sealed.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase the protective and flexible packaging division of NV Koninklijke KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Materials Product Brief
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Carton closer

Adco's (Sanger, CA) new Tri-Seal carton closer is designed to close and seal cartons of small pouches of cake or pie mixes at speeds to 200 cartons/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Bulk bag seminar

The B.A.G. Corp. (Dallas, TX) is sponsoring a free flexible intermediate bulk container seminar June 23-25 in Dallas, TX. Some topics covered are: UN and DOT regulations, buyers beware, static issues, filling and discharging, safety, and reconditioning.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL) increased the size of its existing production facilities by more than 70% with the acquisition of a new building.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Bemis Co., Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has reached an agreement in principle to sell its three packaging machinery businesses, Accraply, Inc., Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and Hayssen Manufacturing Co.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Macbeth Div. of Kollmorgen Instruments Corp. (Waltham, MA) and Gretag Color Control Systems Div. of Gretag AG (Regensdorf, Switzerland) announced plans for a merger.
Materials Product Brief
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L-shaped accumulation table

Ambec (Owings Hills, MD) has introduced a new space-saving accumulation table. An L-shaped design allows a 10'-L bi-directional table to be located in spaces where available widths are only 5'.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer

The Minatus case packer from Hartness (Greenville, SC) is capable of handling round and non-round containers, as well as containers with handles and pump triggers, and 2- and 3-piece cans.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) received the 1996 Outstanding Member Company award from the Northern Illinois Business Assn., Wilmette, IL.

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