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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Group (St. Louis, MO): Richard W. Graham, president; Eric Priestley, executive vp/COO.
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Controls Product Brief
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Input/output module

Turck (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the busstop(TM) input/output module for DeviceNet(TM) networks. The module is designed to connect standard input/output devices to a "bus," which is the communications system linking electrical components in a packaging line.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Flexible Packaging Assn. (Washington, DC): Timothy Reitz, manager of publications.
Materials Product Brief
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Powder and granular fillers

John R. Nalbach Engineering Co. (Countryside, IL) has released a brochure describing its Necoflo G4 family of powder and granular fillers. The Necoflo G4 Rotary High Speed Volumetric Filler handles rigid containers from 2" to-63/16" dia at speeds from 140 to 480 cpm.
Materials Product Brief
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Thermoforming assembly

Placon (Madison, WI) has developed The Placon 2000(TM), an assembly system that packages products in clamshells or blister cards. It performs multiple packaging functions in one high-speed line, and can be custom configured to include denesting or card insertion, in-line filling, p-s labeling, sealing, overwrapping, coupon insertion, bar code testing, pick-and-place and pack out.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL): Robert A. Green, natl. account mgr., beverage industry.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Graham Packaging (York, PA) and Lido Plast (Buenos Aires, Argentina) are forming a joint-venture called Lido Plast-Graham (Buenos Aires, Argentina) that will produce plastic packages for food, personal care, household products and auto lubricants.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Printpack (Atlanta, GA) and Landec Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) will jointly develop fresh-cut produce packaging films.
Materials Product Brief
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Zipper bags

Associated Bag (Milwaukee, WI) offers three types of PE zipper bags in sizes from 2" x 2" to 13" x 18". Economy bags are side-seal constructed with a single-track zipper.
Machine Product Brief
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Checkweigher

The Cornerstone(TM) is a new checkweigher from Hi-Speed Checkweigher (Ithaca, NY) that handles most containers or raw product at belt speeds to 300'/ min.

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