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Case packer/unpacker

Krones' (Frankin, WI) Roundpak case packer/unpacker can handle glass or PET containers in a wide range of shapes, sizes and weights at speeds to 100 cases/ min.
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Controls Product Brief
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Semi-automatic liquid filler

National Instrument's (Baltimore, MD) Filamatic Model WRP-1 semi-automatic volumetric liquid filling system fills containers from pints to multi-gallons with ±0.5% accuracy.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch former/fillers

Autopouch and Flat Pak from Action Packaging (Roosevelt, NJ) both produce pouches from rollstock and fill- and impulse-seal them at speeds to 45/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BF Goodrich (Cleveland, OH) has established an ESD materials business unit in the Specialty Plastics Group.
Machine Product Brief
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Case palletizer

The Model 72 semi-automatic case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) allows packagers to increase their palletizing speed, while minimizing operator fatigue and injury.
Materials Product Brief
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Sterilizable medical film

Cryovac® M312 is a PVC alternative for medical packaging from Cryovac (Duncan, SC). This multi-layered coextruded film has improved moisture retention and better performance in refrigerated conditions than PVC, says the company, with good clarity after autoclaving.
Machine Product Brief
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Printhead design

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) new printhead design has a unique shape to facilitate printing at close proximity on awkwardly-shaped products or in difficult to reach locations.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.
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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: Appointments, promotions

Ferro Corp. (Cleveland, OH): William H. Prior, dir., environmental affairs.

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