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Molding foam

Used with Instapak® foam-in-bag packaging systems, Instapak molding foam from Sealed Air (Danbury, CT) is a .65 mid-density foam specifically designed to cost-effectively improve the packaging performance of mold-ed cushions.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ivex Packaging (Lincolnshire, IL): Patricia Antoni, dir., sales and mktg., supermarket industry.
Controls Product Brief
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Vegetable oil bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) offers stock glass bottles suit-able for vegetable oils such as olive oil. These rounded square bottles are available in 250-, 500-, 750- and 1000-ml sizes.
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Label service bureau

QuickLabel Systems (West Warwick, RI) has expanded its label service bureau for supplying pre-printed labels. Labels of any specified size can be printed on paper or film in up to four colors.
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Drive rollers

A line of drive rollers from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) provides a simple and economical means for building powered roller conveyors in pallet handling, cargo handling and packaging machinery applications.
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Trash bag packer

The BHL automatic case packaging machine from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) is designed for packing bulk rolls of trash bags into corrugated cartons. After manufacturing, rolls are conveyed to the machine and a pneumatic arm grips a preselected amount of rolls and lowers them into an erected box at speeds to 40 cycles/min.
Machine Product Brief
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Printer/applicator

Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) has developed a thermal-transfer print/apply labeling system available with mounting hardware for most case tapers.
Materials Product Brief
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Outsert applicator

The Outserter from Krones (Franklin, WI) affixes literature outserts onto round and nonround containers via direct transfer technology. The system eliminates residue and web breakage typical of strip-stick and spray adhesive systems, says Krones.
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ISO 14000: environmental standards or trade barrier?

Some U.S. companies worry that new IS0 14000 standards are another European effort to stymie imports of U.S.-made products. Will this be a replay of ISO 9000?
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Charge bars

Model 992 DC Static Generators and Model 993 charge bars from Meech Static Eliminators (Akron, OH) are used to create a controlled level of static electricity in temporary bonding between materials.

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