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Materials Product Brief
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Thermoforming assembly

Placon (Madison, WI) has developed The Placon 2000(TM), an assembly system that packages products in clamshells or blister cards. It performs multiple packaging functions in one high-speed line, and can be custom configured to include denesting or card insertion, in-line filling, p-s labeling, sealing, overwrapping, coupon insertion, bar code testing, pick-and-place and pack out.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Lincoln, RI): Patrick B. Feeney, sales engineer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Hans Schouten, dir., Eastern sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Below are a few of many packaging-related web sites available to cyber-surfers in the packaging community. We'll publish more as space permits. Remember, type http:// in front of each address.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) and Landec Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) will jointly develop fresh-cut produce packaging films.
Materials Product Brief
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Zipper bags

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers three types of PE zipper bags in sizes from 2" x 2" to 13" x 18". Economy bags are side-seal constructed with a single-track zipper.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Barry-Wehmiller (St. Louis, MO) has acquired certain assets of Zepf Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), whose change part and feedscrew operations will be integrated with existing B-W operations in the U.S.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Bill Vanzino, East Coast account mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Sealer data sheets

Moen Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has produced two four-color data sheets featuring the Moen Model CS-205 Side Flange Sealer and the Model SS-231 Continuous Motion Side Flange Sealer.

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