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Machine Product Brief
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Vial and stopper feeder

A new quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FS-12H automatic filling and stoppering machine.
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Controls Product Brief
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PET oblongs

Silgan Plastics (Chesterfield, MO) has introduced a new line of PET containers designed for cosmetics and personal care applications. Shielded Oblongs have a full panel for decorating and are available in 8- and 16-oz sizes with 24/415 and 28/415 finishes, respectively.
Materials Product Brief
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Dispensing closure

Seaquist Closures (Downers Grove, IL) has introduced the Tab Top(TM) dispensing closure for squeezable food products and household cleaners. Its heightened spout allows more accurate dispensing, while a spout-shaped lid facilitates one-handed opening.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ramsey Technology, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has acquired Hitech Electrocontrols Ltd. (Shoreham, England).
Controls Product Brief
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Operator panel

Aromat's (New Providence, RI) Intelligent Operator Panel can be connected to the Aromat FP series PLC for precise control of complex machine operations.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink wrapper

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) new high-speed shrink packaging equipment can collate and wrap up to 2ꯠ unsupported cans or bottles/min to produce up to 100 multipacks/min, using either plain or preprinted film.
Materials Product Brief
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Flexible bag/box

Rovema Packaging Machines (Lawrenceville, GA) will debut a new package style called Stabilo Seal. This flexible bag/box uses a four-corner bag to create a flat-bottom bag with the appearance of a box.
Materials Product Brief
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LDPE cushioning

Dow Plastics' (Midland, MI) Ethafoam(TM) LDPE line of foam has been expanded to include four new products for packaging electronics components. Ethafoam Nova is water-resistant and suited for applications with static loadings of 0.3 to 1.0 psi.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH) has purchased the shares of Spectral Technology Group Ltd. (Slough, England).
Controls Product Brief
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Label specifications

Steven Label Corp. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced Label Engineering Principles & Guidelines, a comprehensive guide designed to show engineers how to create label specifications without errors.

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