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Mechanical/pneumatic filler

Designed primarily for glass bottles, the Mecafill VKP filling system from Krones (Franklin, WI) combines a mechanical valve system with pneumatic functions to provide users with accurate and even fill levels.
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Stretch wrapper for pallet loads

The Sidewinder® RT (Rotary Tower) series of stretch wrappers from Infrapak (Farmers Branch, TX) is available in semi-automatic and automatic, heavy-duty and regular versions.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has teamed up with Biederman Enterprises Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to provide plastic grease cartridges to the North American market.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Trident Intl., Inc. (Brookfield, CT) has acquired a nonexclusive license from Dataproducts Corp. (Simi Valley, CA) for patented solid ink-jet printing technology in certain licensed industrial marking fields.
Materials Product Brief
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Handling and wrapping system

A new material handling and wrapping system from Kaufman Engineered Systems (Waterville, OH) can accommodate unitized loads of long flat objects measuring 8' to 15' L and 2" x 48" H, at speeds to 30 loads/hr.
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Magnetic conveyors

O.S. Walker (Worcester, MA) has introduced a line of magnetic conveyor systems for handling cans with special dimensions, such as a tall height-to-diameter ratio or top-heavy cans.
Machine Product Brief
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Carrier applicator

The Triton CS500 auto case setter from International Paper (Memphis, TN) is a fully automatic machine that applies Triton(TM) paperboard ring carriers to four-and six-packs of bottles at speeds to 500 bottles/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BASF Corp. Plastic Materials (Mt. Olive, NJ) plans a 70-million lb/yr expansion for its Freeport, TX, nylon 6 engineering resin plant.
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Widemouth bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced two oval glass bottles suited for foods such as salad dressings, condiments or juices. Available in 8- and 12-oz sizes, these flint glass containers are available with a 48-mm twist-cap finish.

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