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Robert Bosch Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ): Charles Watkins, dir. of mktg., packaging machinery div.
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Sachet form/fill/seal

R.A. Jones (Covington, KY) has completed the first of a new series of form/fill/seal machines designed to meet full ISO metric standards. Developed from the company's Pouch King model, the PK4000 has linear web speeds of 100 m (328')/min, and can run at speeds to 1곚 sachets/min, using 80 mm (3.2") wide sachets.
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Packaging machinery directory

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA) has released its 1996-97 Packaging Machinery Directory, which makes available a listing of the top U.S.
Materials Product Brief
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Film delivery system

Wulftec's (Ayer's Cliff, Quebec, Canada) NTPS pre-stretch film carriage reduces film consumption. Its components require no threading, and pre-stretch rollers resist cuts, scuffing, pitting and surface deterioration from chemical contamination.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) and Federal Paper Board (Montvale, NJ) have merged.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Rob Kittredge, responsible for international business development.
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Shrink wrap system

Especially suitable for club store packagers, Polypack's (Largo, FL) CFH 16-24 CVDL high-speed, dual-lane collation module shrink wraps cans for multi-packs and provides total closure for 4-, 6-, or 8-pack configurations.
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Cold-seal equipment

Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
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Lane divider

The Translide(TM) lane divider from Western Atlas (Hebron, KY) accepts product from a single infeed line, divides it and transports it into two outfeed lines.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Nefab Inc. (Chicago, IL) has appointed Great Lakes Packing Systems, Inc. (Itasca, IL) as its master distributor.

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