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Pinch-bag and liner closers

The Pinch Inner Liner Sealer (PILS) from Fischbein (Statesville, NC) is designed to seal pinch-bag tops and their heat-sealable inner liners in one continuous process.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SIG PT NA (Stillwater, MN) is the new U.S. and Canadian representative for Volpak Packaging Machines (Barcelona, Spain).
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Decaser

A-B-C Packaging Machine's (Tarpon Springs, FL) Model 156 decaser automatically unloads and single files a complete range of glass or plastic containers at speeds to 50 cases/min.
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Defining 'recyclable'

Might manufacturers expect a uniform standard on how many people must be able to recycle a material before it can be labeled recyclable?
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Aluminum particle additive

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has developed an aluminum particle additive that, when blended with a resin prior to production, adds a sparkle effect to plastics.
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Motorized conveyor pulley

The Sparks/Dura-Drive(TM) 4.5" dia motorized pulley provides a 62% increase in radial load weight for belt conveyor systems, says manufacturer Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Arkay Packaging Corp. (New York, NY) is building a new carton manufacturing plant in Roanoke, VA.
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Decorative metal tins

J.L. Clark (Rockford, IL) has introduced four new decorative metal tins designed for high-impact point-of-sale presence. The two-piece Heart Tin has improvements over other heart-shaped tins, says the company.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) has entered into an international agreement with Vortex Systems in Italy to sell, manufacture and service the high-speed transport and collating Individual Carrier System.
Machine Product Brief
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Tf/f/s tray machine

Medkeff-Nye's (Akron, OH) Universal series of form/fill/seal machines is designed to replace lid-sealing of externally sourced, preformed trays.

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