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HDPE pallets

PDQ Plastics (Bayonne, NJ) offers a variety of heavy-duty pallets made of HDPE. The Super D pallet measures 40" x 48". It's FDA-approved and suited for freezing or steam-cleaning operations.
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Controls Product Brief
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Protective packaging

Xpander Pak(TM) from Xpander Pak (Glen Allen, VA) is an innovative packaging system designed to protect products under 10 lb from shock and vibration.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Sherwood Tool, Inc. (Kensington, CT) won the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's exporter of the Year Award.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fogg Filler Co. (Holland, MI): Brad Fogg, sales rep., South America and South Africa.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt applicator

Adhesive Technologies (Hampton, NH) has introduced a pneumatically operated hot melt applicator with a spray head. Suited for industrial applications, this hand-held applicator has an adjustable spray pattern developed specifically for hot melt.
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Net weigh/fill systems

Powell Systems (Youngstown, OH) offers the AWC Series of automatic net weigh/fill systems for free-flowing food products and bulk materials. They package products into bags, trays, boxes or plastic-lined cases.
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Continuous dual-heat band sealer

Model VBS-DH-10 is a continuous dual-heat band sealer from All Packaging Machinery (Ronkonkoma, NY) designed for difficult-to-seal pouch and bag materials.
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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: International agreements

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) is now the exclusive distributor in North and South America of intelligent belt, diverting and combining systems made by Schmidt GmbH (Stuttgart, Germany).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DT Industries (Springfield, MO) acquired Hansford Manufacturing Corp. (Rochester, NY).

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