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Printer for f/f/s machines

The Flex Print compact in-line printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) measures 16" W x 18" H, for easy integration with most hf/f/s machines, including Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, and Mahaffy & Harder.
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Materials Product Brief
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Starch-based tape

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has introduced 911 Adhesive. It is nontoxic, odor-free, repulpable, water-soluble and remoistenable. The adhesive tape is used for indirect food contact applications requiring FDA or USDA acceptance.
Machine Product Brief
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Wrap labeling system

The VersaLine Wrap system from Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) is a new heavy-duty, high-speed system that can label up to 200 products/min, with product diameters measuring 11/2" to 10".
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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: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will purchase the flexible packaging div. of James River Corp. for about $365 million (Richmond, VA). Assets include nine manufacturing plants in the U.S., one in Mexico, and part of the technical center in Milford, OH.
Materials Product Brief
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Cup filling system

Autoprod (Clearwater, FL) will show its Flexotherm CIP cup filling system at the Jagenberg booth at interpack. The system fills preformed containers ranging in volume from 12 to 1겨 cc at speeds to 7꼀 cups/hr in a sterile air enclosure.
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Dual-ovenable trays

OvenMate BRC(TM) paperboard trays from Gulf States Paper (Tuscaloosa, AL) provide a cost-efficient alternative to PET-coated ovenable trays. FDA-approved for food contact, they are suitable for use in commercial, conventional and microwave ovens.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Charles Downer & Co. Ltd. (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada) has been named a sales agent for SIG Packaging Technology North America (Stillwater, MN).
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Sonoco Engraph Carton Div. (Charlotte, NC); Marsh Co. (Belleville, IL); Simplimatic Eng. Co. (Lynchburg, VA); Lepel Corp.
Machine Product Brief
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Palletizing robot

Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.

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