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Pouch former/fillers

Autopouch and Flat Pak from Action Packaging (Roosevelt, NJ) both produce pouches from rollstock and fill- and impulse-seal them at speeds to 45/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): John J. Curry, vp, mgr., Eastern region; Eric R. Fox, vp, mgr., Upper Midwest; James A.
Controls Product Brief
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Horizontal bagger brochure

Formost Packaging Machines, Inc. (Woodinville, WA) offers a four-page, full-color brochure that describes and illustrates the horizontal Formost GT bagger, designed to operate at speeds up to and beyond 90 packages per/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Case palletizer

The Model 72 semi-automatic case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) allows packagers to increase their palletizing speed, while minimizing operator fatigue and injury.
Materials Product Brief
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Sterilizable medical film

Cryovac® M312 is a PVC alternative for medical packaging from Cryovac (Duncan, SC). This multi-layered coextruded film has improved moisture retention and better performance in refrigerated conditions than PVC, says the company, with good clarity after autoclaving.
Machine Product Brief
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Printhead design

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) new printhead design has a unique shape to facilitate printing at close proximity on awkwardly-shaped products or in difficult to reach locations.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ramsey Technology, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has acquired Hitech Electrocontrols Ltd. (Shoreham, England).
Controls Product Brief
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Operator panel

Aromat's (New Providence, RI) Intelligent Operator Panel can be connected to the Aromat FP series PLC for precise control of complex machine operations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ferro Corp. (Cleveland, OH): William H. Prior, dir., environmental affairs.
Materials Product Brief
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Semi-automatic feeder

Fleetwood Systems' (Romeoville, IL) Rotopak(TM) is a universal semi-automatic feeder unit that improves the efficiency of lines handling magazine-fed products.

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