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Permeation gauges

Mocon (Minneapolis, MN) offers a complete line of instruments for measuring oxygen, water vapor, carbon dioxide and aroma transmission rates through barrier films and packages.
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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: Relocations, expansions

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) has relocated its Western operations to a larger plant at 1692 Jenks Dr., Corona, CA, 91720, phone: 909/737-7125; fax: 909/737-8021.
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Side-flange sealer

The SS-231 from Moen Industries (Santa Springs, CA) is a continuous-motion flange sealer designed to seal side-flange style 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?
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Horix Manufacturing (Pittsburgh, PA) appointed Tech Systems, Inc. (Sparta, NJ) and Technical Packaging Machinery, Inc. (Chaska, MN) as exclusive representatives.
Controls Product Brief
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Hang tab applicator

The PFAS semi-automatic hang tab application system from Do-It (South Haven, MI) places p-s hang tabs onto packages at speeds to 60/min. Accepts rolls of hang tabs up to 16" in dia, with a maximum width of 4".
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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.

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