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Filling and screw capping

Information sheets from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) detail the FCC line of automatic liquid filling and screw capping. The FCC line can fill and apply the screw cap in successive operations while the normally unstable container is controlled in the starwheel.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) unveiled a new logo to depict a progressive company with a commitment to worldwide growth in packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Christopher Evans, mgr., mktg. and business development; Louis A. Tambini, account mgr., mid-Atlantic region.
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Reusable packs could diminish corrugated demand

Although the environment is no longer a hot packaging issue in the U.S., global companies must contend with European regulations that target shipping containers and other transport packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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UV-curable topcoat

Originally developed to protect bar coding on circuit boards, 1071S is a UV-curable protective topcoat from Craig Adhesives and Coatings (Newark, NJ).
Controls Product Brief
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Live roller conveyor

Model 190-ABEZ live roller conveyor from Hytrol Conveyor (Jonesboro, AR) is a general transport conveyor with the capabilities of accumulating products with zero pressure.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is discussing the sale of its worldwide flexible and protective plastic packaging activities to Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL).
Controls Product Brief
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Decaser

A new decaser from A-B-C Packaging (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers quick, no-tool changeover without change parts for all but the most extreme case or bottle size changes.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Atlas Electric Devices Co. (Chicago, IL); The Reynolds Co. (Greenville, SC) for the manufacture of water-based, hot melt, and dry-blended adhesives, as well as specialty industrial coatings.
Machine Product Brief
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Case packer/unpacker

Designed for smaller operations with moderate speed requirements, the Linapac case packer/unpacker from Krones (Franklin, WI) takes minimal floor space to pack containers into a case, or remove them from a case, at speeds to 8 cycles/min.

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