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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

Crellin, Inc. (Chatham, NY) has changed its name to Sonoco Crellin; the company was purchased by Sonoco Products Co. in '93.
Materials Product Brief
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Label service bureau

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has expanded its label service bureau for supplying pre-printed labels. Labels of any specified size can be printed on paper or film in up to four colors.
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Drive rollers

A line of drive rollers from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) provides a simple and economical means for building powered roller conveyors in pallet handling, cargo handling and packaging machinery applications.
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Trash bag packer

The BHL automatic case packaging machine from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) is designed for packing bulk rolls of trash bags into corrugated cartons. After manufacturing, rolls are conveyed to the machine and a pneumatic arm grips a preselected amount of rolls and lowers them into an erected box at speeds to 40 cycles/min.
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has developed a thermal-transfer print/apply labeling system available with mounting hardware for most case tapers.
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Outsert applicator

The Outserter from Krones (Franklin, WI) affixes literature outserts onto round and nonround containers via direct transfer technology. The system eliminates residue and web breakage typical of strip-stick and spray adhesive systems, says Krones.
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ISO 14000: environmental standards or trade barrier?

Some U.S. companies worry that new IS0 14000 standards are another European effort to stymie imports of U.S.-made products. Will this be a replay of ISO 9000?

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