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Pouch sealer

Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) has introduced two new continuous pouch sealers for medical packaging. The 552 MED is a horizontal machine with integral conveyor.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) will acquire The Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY) for $272.2 million.
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Tray packer

Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) Traypack 7000 is a cost-effective system for packing cartons, jars, cans and bottles into corrugated trays at speeds to 20 trays/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Piston filler

APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Eagle Automation (Sterling, IL) has acquired Label-All Co. (Sterling, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Sachet form/fill/seal

R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
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Heavy-duty bagging system

American-Newlong (Warsaw, IN) has introduced the 6CM-TS automatic bagging machine for heavy, free-flowing products such as fertilizer, soil or seed.
Machine Product Brief
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Volumetric piston filler

Model IVS-G-2 Series of in-line gallon piston filling systems from REB (Menomonie, WI) can fill a range of viscosities, including thin liquids, chunky slurries and thick pastes, into glass, metal or plastic containers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp., (St. Louis, MO), has purchased nearly 12 acres of land to build a new 110ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility; the company has also opened a new 120ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility in San Jose, CA.
Controls Product Brief
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Medical heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced two new options for its 2SM1428 Level Three two-station medical shuttle heat seal machine. Users can now measure sealing temperature at the tray flange for every cavity and view sealing pressure in lb/sq" for each tray sealed.

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