Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will purchase the flexible packaging div. of James River Corp. for about $365 million (Richmond, VA). Assets include nine manufacturing plants in the U.S., one in Mexico, and part of the technical center in Milford, OH.
Motoman (West Carrollton, OH) has introduced the PalletWorld® Motoman S604/30 robot for handling a full range of palletizing applications. It can palletize 15 cases/ min or 30/ min with a double-tooled gripper.
A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) has introduced a case sealer that handles seven different case styles. The Super Pro 30S case sealer runs RSCs, HSCs, CSSCs, full- and partial-overlap cases and gap flap cases, in sizes from 8" x 6" x 4.5" to 24" x 16" x 18".