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Protective packaging

Xpander Pak(TM) from Xpander Pak (Glen Allen, VA) is an innovative packaging system designed to protect products under 10 lb from shock and vibration.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Coating Sciences, Inc. (Windsor, CT); Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (Buffalo, NY); Michigan Paperboard Co. (Battle Creek, MI).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA) and Visolux Elektronik GmbH (Berlin, Germany) have formed a joint venture to service the European market.
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Clarified PP

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now manufactures stock and custom extrusion-molded containers from a clarified grade of PP. Suited for hot fill applications, this new grade eliminates the cloudy appearance associated with products hot filled into PP containers.
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Hot melt applicator

Adhesive Technologies (Hampton, NH) has introduced a pneumatically operated hot melt applicator with a spray head. Suited for industrial applications, this hand-held applicator has an adjustable spray pattern developed specifically for hot melt.
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Net weigh/fill systems

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) offers the AWC Series of automatic net weigh/fill systems for free-flowing food products and bulk materials. They package products into bags, trays, boxes or plastic-lined cases.
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Continuous dual-heat band sealer

Model VBS-DH-10 is a continuous dual-heat band sealer from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) designed for difficult-to-seal pouch and bag materials.
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Molding foam

Used with Instapak® foam-in-bag packaging systems, Instapak molding foam from Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) is a .65 mid-density foam specifically designed to cost-effectively improve the packaging performance of mold-ed cushions.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Mateer Burt (Wayne, PA) has been renamed GEI Mateer Burt by parent company GEI Intl. PLC.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Barry Shoulders of BWI Kartridg Pak (Davenport, IA), chairman of the '97 executive committee; other committee members include Fred Erler of Nordson Corp.

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