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Plastic bottle unscrambler

Econo-Feed Models 330 and 350 are new plastic bottle unscramblers from Pace Packaging (Fairfield, NJ). They're designed for packagers who need to unscramble plastic bottles as tall as 10 1/4" at slow to moderate speeds.
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Materials Product Brief
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Agricultural chemical IBC

MacMillan Bloedel Bulk Packaging (Marietta, GA) has introduced a 110-gal version of its SpaceKraft IBC used for semi-bulk shipments of nonhazardous liquids.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Matthews Intl. Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA): Denny Connor, Intl. mktg. mgr.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Spear, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) and Package Service Co. (Kansas City, MO) have formed a strategic alliance focusing on codeveloping a recently patented label technology.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Cryovac Div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC) is investing $5 million to boost production of HS 3000 film at its Simpsonville, SC, plant.
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Pouch feeder

Hoppmann's (Chantilly, VA) new pouch feeder gently single files numerous styles of pouches at speeds to 220/min. Pouches are fed into a centrifugal feeder, where an integral star wheel system picks them up from the rim of the feeder and places them end to end on an elevated conveyor.
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Bulk system literature

Flexicon Corp. (Phillipsburg, NJ) introduces a new, six-page color brochure describing two types of bulk bag discharging systems. The BFF Series util-izes a forklifting frame to position bulk bags, and the BFC Series uses a cantilevered I-beam with hoist and trolley, eliminating the need for a forklift.
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MAP brochures

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, CT) has released two new brochures describing the benefits of modified atmosphere packaging for snack foods. The first brochure describes the benefits of modified atmosphere packaging and nitrogen supply options.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Indigo (The Netherlands): Barbara A. Pellow, vp, mktg. worldwide and vp, mktg., Indigo America.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Rexam Metallising (Oak Brook, IL); James Dawson Enterprises Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada); Dot Packaging Group-Printpak, Inc.

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