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Foam-in-bag system

Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) has introduced a low-density top-fill packaging foam that expands to 200 times its original liquid volume to hold products in place within a shipper.
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Materials Product Brief
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Void fill

EcoPak® is a void fill packing material from Ranpak (Concord Township, OH) made of 100% kraft paper. Because of its interlocking design, users need 10 to 15% less EcoPak than other loose-fill materials, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) invested $5 million to expand its Chicago plant.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Balluff (Florence, KY) will become the exclusive marketer for Datalogic's (Bologna, Italy) photoelectric products in the U.S. and Latin America.
Controls Product Brief
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Ionized air rinsers

Omega Design Corp. (Exton, PA) highlights its new ionized air rinsers in a new full color catalog. They are available in rotary or in-line design, and are ideal for glass, plastic, or aluminum containers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Anchor Glass Container Corp. (Tampa, FL) is to be the sole glass supplier to The Stroh Brewery Co. (Detroit, MI) in an exclusive 15-yr agreement.
Machine Product Brief
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Bottle capper

Fogg Filler (Holland, MI) offers a free-standing capper that applies a wide variety of caps on bottles at speeds to 400/min. Magnetic heads apply consistent torque.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot-stamping foil

Open Date Systems (Grantham, NH) has introduced a new hot-stamping foil that uses aqueous instead of solvent-based coatings. ODSI-EStar is suited for date and lot coding on pharmaceutical products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Seal-It's (Hicksville, NY) founder and owner, Sharon Lobel, has won the 1996 L.I. Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by Ernst & Young.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Top-Seal Corp. (Phoenix, AZ): Donald C. Forbes, Northeast regional sales mgr.

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