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Supplier news: International agreements

QPF, Inc. (Streamwood, IL) signed an agreement with Wolff Walsrode A.G. (Walsrode, Germany) and Votocel Filmes Flexiveis, Ltda. (S"o Paulo, Brazil) to develop new OPP films.
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Machine Product Brief
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Pressure gravity fillers

Pressure-gravity fillers from Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) fill both hot and cold liquids at speeds to 900 bottles/min. They're configured to reduce product spillage, while an operator-controlled dwell time minimizes product return.
Machine Product Brief
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Pressure-sensitive labeler

The Model 2015 ST line of pressure-sensitive labelers from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) employs a gentle, wipe-on method of application, said to be a cost-efficient alternative for production lines requiring large or narrow labels.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA): Alan McClure, president, CEO; Gene Seashore, exec. vp, Perfecseal, Inc., and gen. mgr., Perfecseal North America.
Controls Product Brief
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Disk-based sales aid

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has developed the SalesBytes(TM) program, a series of disk-based sales aids. The software is designed to help customers' carton-sealing needs by providing fast, convenient product and sales information.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Paper Converting Machine Co. Ltd. (Plymouth, UK) and Printpack Europe Ltd. (Bury, UK) discontinued the joint demonstration facilities at Printpack's Saffron Walden, UK, site, which was used to show PCMC's narrow web Vision flexographic printing press.
Materials Product Brief
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P-s film facestocks

FLEXcon (Spencer, MA) and Valéron Strength Films (Houston, TX) have introduced Valeron/ PS(TM) film face-stocks for p-s applications. They're suited for steel marking, drum labels and other applications that require printability and high strength in harsh outdoor environments.
Machine Product Brief
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Inserter

The Northfield Model 1600 is a continuous-feed inserter available from Promo Edge (Neenah, WI). It automatically bursts apart continuous-feed coupons or other inserts separated by perforations and feeds them into folding cartons or flexible packages at speeds to 600 pieces/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2114ST patented tamp-blow applicator is now available with an advanced stepper design and quick-change pad and manifold assemblies.

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