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Vacuum de-aerator

Model 720/730 horizonal de-aerator can increase the bulk density of fluidized powders up to 200%, says manufacturer B.A.G. (Dallas, TX). This helps to reduce freight costs while improving product stability during transit.
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Controls Product Brief
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Spanish training manuals

Two packaging machinery training manuals have been translated into Spanish by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (Arlington, VA): Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on Packaging Machines [Controladores Logicos Programables (PLC) en Maquinas Envasadoras] and Labeling (Etiquetado).
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Bradley L. McConkie, New England account mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Hoover Materials Handling Group, Inc. (Alpharetta, GA): Philip Evans, intl. consultant to facilitate Hoover's emergence in Asia.
Machine Product Brief
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Setco Inc: HDPE containers

A new line of containers called the HDPE Packers has been introduced by SETCO (Anaheim, CA). The Packers feature a push-up design that eliminates rocker bottoms.
Controls Product Brief
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Long-neck bottles

A line of bottles for applications such as specialty oils, juices, flavorings, salad dressings and a variety of syrups and sauces is available from Plaxicon (Rancho Cucamonga, CA).
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor systems

FlexLink's (Bethlehem, PA) Conveyor Systems and Automation Components Catalog describes the company's complete line of flexible plastic-chain conveyor systems and automation components.
Materials Product Brief
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Friction testing

The Lab Master® Slip and Fric-tion testing system from Testing Machines (Islandia, NY) is designed to precisely determine friction characteristics for paper, film, foil and other packaging materials.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Tri Valley Growers (Modesto, CA) has expanded its 20-year relationship with Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) by naming Fort Dearborn Co. its sole supplier of packaging.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Perfecseal, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) was awarded the 1997 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing for its Philadelphia facility.

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