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Stand-up pouch filler/sealer

The General Packer Model GP-1000 ST from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) automatically fills and seals preformed, stand-up, zippered or non-zippered pouches at speeds to 50/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) unveiled a new logo to depict a progressive company with a commitment to worldwide growth in packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Christopher Evans, mgr., mktg. and business development; Louis A. Tambini, account mgr., mid-Atlantic region.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (N. Kingstown, RI) plans to increase its production of metallized OPP film from 20 million lb/yr to 30 million lb/yr by adding a third line at its headquarters.
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Nonskid additive

Ludox® 3000 is a thin, transparent liquid from Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) that, when applied to recycled and mottled-white substrates, provides nonskid properties.
Machine Product Brief
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Filling and screw capping

Information sheets from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) detail the FCC line of automatic liquid filling and screw capping. The FCC line can fill and apply the screw cap in successive operations while the normally unstable container is controlled in the starwheel.
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Supplier news: International agreements

KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is discussing the sale of its worldwide flexible and protective plastic packaging activities to Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Decaser

A new decaser from A-B-C Packaging (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers quick, no-tool changeover without change parts for all but the most extreme case or bottle size changes.
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Reusable packs could diminish corrugated demand

Although the environment is no longer a hot packaging issue in the U.S., global companies must contend with European regulations that target shipping containers and other transport packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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UV-curable topcoat

Originally developed to protect bar coding on circuit boards, 1071S is a UV-curable protective topcoat from Craig Adhesives and Coatings (Newark, NJ).

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