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Controls Product Brief
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Machine interface

New software package from Watlow Electric (St. Louis, MO) runs on a desktop PC to provide operator interface functions for a variety of packaging machines.
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Machine Product Brief
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Automatic cappers

The Capamatic® DL-4 and DL-6 automatic cappers from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) use a vibratory feeder to sort caps of most shapes and sizes from 19 mm to 63.5 mm.
Supplier News
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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).
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE) is investing more than $100 million in Europe, Asia and the U.S. to meet the increasing demand for Mylar® polyester film and to support new applications.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Arkay Packaging Corp. (New York, NY) is building a new carton manufacturing plant in Roanoke, VA.
Controls Product Brief
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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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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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