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Tube filler/sealer

DT Kalish's (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) Kx 1100 tube filler and sealer uses quick-release handles for quick changeovers. Designed for pharmaceutical and cosmetics applications, it reaches speeds to 110 metal tubes/min when crimping, or 92/min, when plastic laminated tubes are being hot-air sealed.
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Ink-jet printer

The LINX 6200 Series ink-jet printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) offers enhancements over the 6000 Series, including the use of white, pigmented ink for coding on dark substrates.
Controls Product Brief
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Specialty bottles

Suited for specialty packaging, Demptos Glass (Louisville, KY) now offers a line of multi-colored gift bottles designed by Kefla-Glas of Germany. Eight colors are available in 200- and 500-mL sizes, in round, oval, square and triangular shapes.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): Philip Carlino, mgr., recycled sales and mktg.; Brian Dufour, technical dir., new product development.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Corp. (Evansville, IN) acquired PackerWare Corp. (Lawrence, KS).
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Laser coder

Blazerjet(TM) SP is a mid-range, economical dot matrix laser coding system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM). A fiberglass enclosure and printhead makes it suited for industrial applications where NEMA enclosures or washdowns are not required.
Controls Product Brief
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Form/fill/seal control

Precision MicroControl (Carlsbad, CA) has designed a microprocessor-based system that provides motion and process control on vertical form/fill/seal systems.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer

The 460si is a new high-performance small-character continuous ink-jet printer from Willett America (Ft. Worth, TX) that can print over 2ꯠ characters/sec, depending on character font.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) opened a 156ꯠ sq' manufacturing and sales facility in Youngstown, OH.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Herrmann Ultrasonics (Schaumburg, IL) expanded its headquarters by 12ꯠ sq' and has allotted an additional 6ꯠ sq' for expected growth.

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