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Flexible composite package

Designed by Sonoco Products (Hartsville, SC) as an alternative to stand-up flexible pouches and bag-in-box packaging, the Can-O-Bag is a lightweight container constructed of a spiral-wound body ply with a spiral or convolute label.
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Materials Product Brief
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Metallocene plastomers

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) has added five grades of FDA-compliant plastomers to its metallocene specialty family. They offer good breathability, clarity and enhanced sealability for packaging film production.
Materials Product Brief
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Prestretch film carriage

The Muller® Pak-Air system from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) is a prestretch film carriage with an improved, four-sided knife cartridge that slits the film into equal sized bands.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DT Industries merged four major suppliers, Kalish, Lakso, Merrill, and Stokes, into a cohesive sales and mktg. group.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Monsanto Co. (St. Louis, MO): completed the sale of its styrenics plastics business to Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).
Controls Product Brief
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Rotary actuators

The new Series RL rotary actuators from PHD (Fort Wayne, IN) are suited for high-speed applications with rotations of 180° in as little as .030 seconds.
Materials Product Brief
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In-line screw cappers

Designed for medium speed applications, The New Resina Corp.'s (Brooklyn, NY) NRC-30 and NRC-40 capping machines reach speeds to 150 and 250 containers/min, respectively.
Machine Product Brief
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Print-and-apply labeler

The Cimjet®300 thermal-transfer print-and-apply labeler from Griffin-Rutgers (Ronkonkoma, NY) is compact and self-contained, and uses modular label applicators for simplified changing between packaging lines.
Controls Product Brief
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Packet placer

The Model PPS-250 packet placing system with stepper motor control from George Gordon As-sociates (Nashua, NH) places a range of packet sizes at speeds to 250 cycles/ min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

International Paper (Purchase, NY) president and COO John T. Dillon has been named chairman of the board of directors of The National Council on Economic Education.

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