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Controls Product Brief
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Slotted dispenser

Weatherchem's (Twinsburg, OH) Flapper® dispenser is now available with a slotted pour option for coarse products such as fertilizers or ice melt.
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Materials Product Brief
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Shrink wrap system

Especially suitable for club store packagers, Polypack's (Largo, FL) CFH 16-24 CVDL high-speed, dual-lane collation module shrink wraps cans for multi-packs and provides total closure for 4-, 6-, or 8-pack configurations.
Machine Product Brief
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Cold-seal equipment

Form Plastics (St. Charles, IL) has introduced Kiss-Seal cold-seal equipment, a cost effective system for lunch tray preparation and packaging. It consists of uniquely designed plastic trays, a tray sealing machine and a variable-speed conveyor.
Machine Product Brief
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Lane divider

The Translide(TM) lane divider from Western Atlas (Hebron, KY) accepts product from a single infeed line, divides it and transports it into two outfeed lines.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Lithograph Co. (Niles, IL) announced the formation of VirtualColor (Itasca, IL), a full-service packaging design and imaging company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Toray Industries and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) have initiated a program to increase their production of OPP and PET film.
Materials Product Brief
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Injection-molding resin

BASF (Mount Olive, NJ) has introduced a medium-impact polystyrene (MIPS) resin that offers over 25% improved gloss versus nor-mal-finish MIPS.
Materials Product Brief
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Tear-strips on shrink bands and sleeves

Reynolon® PVC shrink film sleeves and TE neck bands, available from Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), can be made to order with an easy-open tear-strip that features a specially designed pull tab.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. (Miami, FL): David Spaulding, sales mgr., Atlantis Plastics Injection Molding, Inc.

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