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Materials Product Brief
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Thermoformed clamshells

Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced 16 stock sizes of thermoformed clamshells with a J-hook merchandising option. Made of PVC, they are available in 15- and 20-ga thicknesses.
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Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive nozzles

Nozzletech (Orlando, FL) has introduced a series of "tee"- and "ribbon"-type extrusion nozzles for both hot melt and cold adhesive.
Machine Product Brief
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Digital labeling

CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.
Controls Product Brief
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Display case packer for pouches

The Key Display Packer from Key Automation (W. St. Paul, MN) can run up to three lanes of pouches received from a high-speed horizontal form/fill/seal machine.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) will build a flexographic printing plant in Story City, IA.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr., IL, IA, WI, SD, ND.
Controls Product Brief
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Membrane sealer

The metFoil® Sealer from Frei (Wittenbach, Switzerland) is an aluminum membrane sealing machine for welded cans with curled flanges. Foil rollstock is first uncoiled and a tear tab affixed.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

As a result of the European merger of the rigid film businesses of Klockner Pentaplast and Hoechst's Kalle Hartfoilen (Wiesbaden, Germany), the U.S.
Controls Product Brief
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Bottle plate technology

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
Machine Product Brief
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Multibelt feeders

INDY smart belt feeders from Ilapak (Newtown, PA) automatically allow for spacing between products. These multibelt feeders are available with 3, 4, 6 and 9 belts and can interface with most packaging machinery, such as wrappers and cartoners.

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