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Tensilized strapping tape

Designed as an alternative to filament tape, tesa tape's (Charlotte, NC) tesa 4224 is a light-duty tensilized PP strapping tape. It's designed for bundling, reinforcing, strapping and palletizing.
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Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) and Federal Paper Board (Montvale, NJ) have merged.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Rob Kittredge, responsible for international business development.
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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.
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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Nefab Inc. (Chicago, IL) has appointed Great Lakes Packing Systems, Inc. (Itasca, IL) as its master distributor.

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