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Form/fill/seal shrink wrapper

The VERSAJet LS Series is a continuous-motion form/fill/seal shrink wrapper from Automation Packaging (Tampa, FL). Its custom collation modules allow product to be grouped into any configuration desired.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Willett Intl. Ltd. (Northamptonshire, UK): Robert Willett, group deputy chairman.
Controls Product Brief
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Vacuum-feed bag printer

Model 438TBF vacuum-feed bag printer from Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) automatically feeds and prints variable information on lid bags used in canning and bottling plant applications.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sharp Ivers-Lee (Conshohocken, PA) developed the BuSpar® 15mg Patient Starter Kit for Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York, NY, which received the Pharmaceutical Package of the Year Award and the Overall Package of the Year Award for 1996 from the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club, Clifton, NJ.
Materials Product Brief
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No-label look film

FLEXcon's (Spencer, MA) p-s film products feature a no-label look that makes them suitable for glass bottle applications. The optiFLEX PP-200-HC A-32 150 Poly consists of 2-mil clear PP film and a 1.5-mil clear polyester liner.
Materials Product Brief
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Stand-up pouch filler/sealer

The General Packer Model GP-1000 ST from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) automatically fills and seals preformed, stand-up, zippered or non-zippered pouches at speeds to 50/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Improved Clysar HP shrink film from DuPont Packaging (Wilmington, DE) is said to be a more forgiving film, meaning that it can withstand a broader thermal range in both sealers and tunnels.
Machine Product Brief
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Product handling system

The Model 3300 turnkey product handling system from Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) is a conveyor that orients, spaces and labels containers. Its patented design allows feedscrew pitches to be manually adjusted for different product shapes, without the use of tools.

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