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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Flexible Packaging Assn. (Washington, DC): Timothy Reitz, manager of publications.
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Materials Product Brief
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Powder and granular fillers

John R. Nalbach Engineering Co. (Countryside, IL) has released a brochure describing its Necoflo G4 family of powder and granular fillers. The Necoflo G4 Rotary High Speed Volumetric Filler handles rigid containers from 2" to-63/16" dia at speeds from 140 to 480 cpm.
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Thermoforming assembly

Placon (Madison, WI) has developed The Placon 2000(TM), an assembly system that packages products in clamshells or blister cards. It performs multiple packaging functions in one high-speed line, and can be custom configured to include denesting or card insertion, in-line filling, p-s labeling, sealing, overwrapping, coupon insertion, bar code testing, pick-and-place and pack out.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) invested $5 million to expand its Chicago plant.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Balluff (Florence, KY) will become the exclusive marketer for Datalogic's (Bologna, Italy) photoelectric products in the U.S. and Latin America.
Controls Product Brief
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Ionized air rinsers

Omega Design Corp. (Exton, PA) highlights its new ionized air rinsers in a new full color catalog. They are available in rotary or in-line design, and are ideal for glass, plastic, or aluminum containers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) and Landec Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) will jointly develop fresh-cut produce packaging films.
Materials Product Brief
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Zipper bags

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers three types of PE zipper bags in sizes from 2" x 2" to 13" x 18". Economy bags are side-seal constructed with a single-track zipper.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Seal-It's (Hicksville, NY) founder and owner, Sharon Lobel, has won the 1996 L.I. Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by Ernst & Young.

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