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Plastic corrugated totes

Lightweight, water-resistant HDPE and HDPP totes from Technology Container (Shrewsbury, MA) are prefolded and preassembled to store flat. To set up, bottoms are locked into place by pushing on opposite corners.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) is the recipient of a WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) award given by the State of California for the second straight year.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

The Woodman Co. (Decatur, GA): Jeffrey W. Almond, vp and general mgr.; T. Ross Long, vp, technology; Barry W. Phillips, vp, customer service.
Controls Product Brief
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Micromini vacuum pump

A microminiature air-powered vacuum pump from Vaccon (Medfield, MA) uses tiny vacuum cups for a wide variety of pick-and-place applications. The Fastvac VP00-0060H Venturi Vacuum Pump is capable of pulling a 28"-Hg vacuum and can be located close to the part and fitted with Microvac Series vacuum cups as small as 1/16".
Controls Product Brief
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Oil-shear clutch brake

Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) has in-troduced the Model 01 Posidyne® oil-shear clutch brake. Less than 8" L and weighing 20 lb, it handles up to 600 cycles/ min, and brings high torque to tight-fitting drives on case packers, cartoners, fillers, indexing conveyors and other packaging machinery.
Materials Product Brief
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Overhead stretch wrapper

The S-Series(TM) automated overhead stretch wrapper from Lantech (Louisville, KY) can be installed over existing conveyor systems. Filled pallet remains stationary, making system suitable for tall, lightweight, unstable, or heavy loads.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI) was presented with a supplier quality award by Cervecersqrta Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Jefferson Smurfit Corp's (St. Louis, MO), Memphis, TN, container plant has received the Valued Supplier Award from the Kellogg Co.
Materials Product Brief
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Polyolefin shrink film

A new polyolefin shrink film from Cryovac (Duncan, SC) is designed specifically for hard-to-wrap soft items packaged in chipboard trays. D-940 reduces haze, adds sparkle and eliminates folds known as dog ears, fish eyes and crow's feet.
Machine Product Brief
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Tamper-evident bands

Tamper-evident bands made of heat-shrinkable PVC are available from Pro-Tek Packaging Group (Hauppauge, NY). They can be custom designed to fit most glass container sizes.

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