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Materials Product Brief
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Bottle unscrambler

Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has eliminated change parts on its Kalisort 150 bottle unscrambler to minimize changeover time to under 2 minutes without tools.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Tag & Label Corp. (Anderson, SC); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Chesterfield, MO, Highland, IL, and Jonesboro, AR, container plants.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
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: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Peter G. Martin, vp, sales & mktg.
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: Achievements

Andex Industries (Escanaba, MI) is the recipient of the Ergonomic Innovation Award from the Michigan Dept. of Labor.

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