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Supplier news: In Memoriam

Wilhelm B. Bronander passed away on April 8, 1996. He is recognized for more than 40 years of service to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute and was instrumental in the formation of Pack Expo.
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Pouch sealer

Packaging Aids (San Rafael, CA) has introduced two new continuous pouch sealers for medical packaging. The 552 MED is a horizontal machine with integral conveyor.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Focke & Co. (Whitsett, NC) is adding 50ꯠ sq' to its headquarters facility.
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Tray packer

Padlocker's (Tamarac, FL) Traypack 7000 is a cost-effective system for packing cartons, jars, cans and bottles into corrugated trays at speeds to 20 trays/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Piston filler

APS (New Freedom, PA) will custom-design its hot-fill systems based on customer specifications. Programmable hot fillers and conveying/cooling systems are available for use with molten products such as wax, lipsticks and balms, stick deodorant and shoe polish.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Schwerdtel Corp. has opened a new 4ꯠ-sq' facility located at 230 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ, 07444, phone: 201/616-1700; fax: 201/616-5363.
Machine Product Brief
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Sprockets

Lightweight PU sprockets from John Burton Machine (Rodeo, CA) reduce noise and add durability in chain-in-channel conveyor systems. Its noise rating of under 60 decibels falls within OSHA standards.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottom-belt case sealer

EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) has introduced the economical Easy-Taper Model BB-2. This bottom-belt case sealer is designed to tape tops and bottoms of cases measuring from 4.5" x 4" x 4" to cases of an infinite length x 22.5" x 25.5".
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Engelhard Corp. (Iselin, NJ) will acquire The Mearl Corp. (Briarcliff Manor, NY) for $272.2 million.
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Lightweight stretch film

Litegard stretch film from Presto Products Co., a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), has been introduced in a 40-ga variety for wrapping palletized PE bottles and similar lightweight loads.

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