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Blister sealer

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has developed the Model 15-RS-E six-station rotary blister sealer with a new package eject system. This employs a robotic arm to move blisters from the sealing area to an exit chute, eliminating the need for an operator.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Alusuisse-Lonza Holding AG (Zurich, Switzerland) has agreed to acquire Wheaton Inc. (Millville, NJ) for more than $400 million.
Controls Product Brief
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PET jars

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a line of PET jars available in 1/2-, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, and 16-oz sizes. Heavy-wall PET jars are available in 2-, 4-, and 8-oz sizes.
Controls Product Brief
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Machine interface

New software package from Watlow Electric (St. Louis, MO) runs on a desktop PC to provide operator interface functions for a variety of packaging machines.
Machine Product Brief
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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) has relocated its Western operations to a larger plant at 1692 Jenks Dr., Corona, CA, 91720, phone: 909/737-7125; fax: 909/737-8021.
Controls Product Brief
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Side-flange sealer

The SS-231 from Moen Industries (Santa Springs, CA) is a continuous-motion flange sealer designed to seal side-flange style containers at speeds to 50 cases/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is investing more than $100 million in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to meet the increasing demand for Mylar® polyester film and to support new applications.
Materials Product Brief
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Permeation gauges

Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) offers a complete line of instruments for measuring oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide and aroma transmission rates through barrier films and packages.
Controls Product Brief
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Pinch-bag and liner closers

The Pinch Inner Liner Sealer (PILS) from Fischbein (Statesville, NC) is designed to seal pinch-bag tops and their heat-sealable inner liners in one continuous process.

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