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Machine Product Brief
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Bottle orienter

Palace Packaging Machines (Downington, PA) will introduce the Model BB-PQ handle, neck and panel bottle orienter. It operates in-line and over existing conveyors at speeds to 350 bottles/min.
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Materials Product Brief
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Case packer for stand-up pouches

Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) will debut the Technistar TS Series of case packers. The TS Series is the only case packer, says the company, for stand-up pouch packagers with the flexibility of handling a range of packaging configurations and pouch sizes.
Materials Product Brief
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Stand-up pouch

The new Totani model BH-60HVLLSC zipper-seal, stand-up pouch attachment from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) incorporates two high-speed bag making systems running concurrently to produce three-side sealed, bottom-gusseted, zippered stand-up pouches.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Marietta, GA) invested $5 million to expand its Chicago plant.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Balluff (Florence, KY) will become the exclusive marketer for Datalogic's (Bologna, Italy) photoelectric products in the U.S. and Latin America.
Controls Product Brief
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Ionized air rinsers

Omega Design Corp. (Exton, PA) highlights its new ionized air rinsers in a new full color catalog. They are available in rotary or in-line design, and are ideal for glass, plastic, or aluminum containers.
Supplier News
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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: Achievements

Seal-It's (Hicksville, NY) founder and owner, Sharon Lobel, has won the 1996 L.I. Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by Ernst & Young.

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