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Bulk bag discharger

A new bulk bag discharger from Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) delivers bulk material directly into containers, filling machines or process equipment in preselected amounts.
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Materials Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal shrink wrapper

The VersaJet SS 50 Series is a side-seal continuous-motion form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL) designed with versatility in mind.
Machine Product Brief
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Random palletizing software

Motoman (W. Carrollton, OH) introduces Visual MixPallet(TM), a Windows-based, menu-driven software program to palletize randomly presented mixed products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) announced a 550-million-lb expansion in PE production at its Ft. Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, plant.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Placon Corp. (Madison, WI) was awarded Qualified Supplier by Moen's (Holmstead, OH) new EPICS (Effective Partnerships Increase Customer Satisfaction) supply management process.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Rick Young, sales mgr., narrow web systems.
Materials Product Brief
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Silica gel packs for pharmaceuticals

Engelhard (Iselin, NJ) has introduced a new line of adsorbent products designed for use by the pharmaceutical industry. DryGuard® Silica Gel Gram Packs help main-tain the activity of moisture-sensitive chemicals and the potency of pharmaceuticals.
Controls Product Brief
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Mid-size PLC

The C200H Alpha is a new mid-size PLC from Omron Electronics (Schaumburg, IL) that integrates enhanced communications and connectivity options with I/O versatility and speeds to produce a versatile and powerful programmable controller.
Materials Product Brief
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Vertical form/fill/seal

The Advantage vf/f/s system from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) is made with stainless steel to meet USDA sanitary requirements for packaging poultry, red meat, seafood and similar products into retail or club- size packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Michelman, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Drex-Chem Technologies Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) announced the formation of a joint venture, Michelman Asia-Pacific (MAP), which will be located in Singapore.

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