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Stand-up pouch filler/sealer

The General Packer Model GP-1000 ST from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) automatically fills and seals preformed, stand-up, zippered or non-zippered pouches at speeds to 50/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH): Jerry Kathman, president.
Controls Product Brief
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End protectors

ITW Angleboard's (Glenview, IL) new AngleWrap(TM) uses a unique design, which allows for a reduction in the product's leg length. New Angleboard measures 2.5" x 2.5" x .225", instead of 3" x 3" x .225", for a savings of approximately 25% on a per-piece basis, and an increase of 18" on a piece-per-pallet basis, says the manufacturer.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (N. Kingstown, RI) plans to increase its production of metallized OPP film from 20 million lb/yr to 30 million lb/yr by adding a third line at its headquarters.
Materials Product Brief
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Nonskid additive

Ludox® 3000 is a thin, transparent liquid from Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) that, when applied to recycled and mottled-white substrates, provides nonskid properties.
Machine Product Brief
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Filling and screw capping

Information sheets from Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) detail the FCC line of automatic liquid filling and screw capping. The FCC line can fill and apply the screw cap in successive operations while the normally unstable container is controlled in the starwheel.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Jeff Craig, product mgr., graphics accounts; LeRoy Schramm, planning mgr., new product development.
Controls Product Brief
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.
Supplier News
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Reusable packs could diminish corrugated demand

Although the environment is no longer a hot packaging issue in the U.S., global companies must contend with European regulations that target shipping containers and other transport packaging.
Materials Product Brief
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UV-curable topcoat

Originally developed to protect bar coding on circuit boards, 1071S is a UV-curable protective topcoat from Craig Adhesives and Coatings (Newark, NJ).

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