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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. sold its Tulsa, OK, custom film facility to a group of private investors.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch/placement system

A new pouch feeder with an integrated placement system from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is designed to gently singulate numerous styles and sizes of pouches and deliver them to the placement system at speeds to 250 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

These are a few of the many packaging-related sites on the World Wide Web. Not only do many suppliers have web sites now, but so do many trade shows, universities and associations, a few of which are listed below.
Machine Product Brief
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) and Union Carbide Corp. (Danbury, CT) will launch a PE technology, licensing, and metallocene catalyst supply company located in Houston, TX.
Controls Product Brief
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Vibratory parts feeder

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has developed a patent-pending way to use vacuum to hold feeder bowls and tracks to vibratory base drives, eliminating the use of bolts or other mechanical clamping means.

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