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Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM): Richard Macklin, vp of mktg. and intl. sales; Bob Klumpp, dir. of North American sales; Kirk Andersen, corporate sales mgr.
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American Excelsior Co. (Arling-ton, TX): Wayne L. Cabot, branch mgr. for the Minneapolis, MN, facility.
Controls Product Brief
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Portable twist-tie applicator

The Model H-1000 hand-held, portable twist-tie machine from Plas-Ties (Santa Ana, CA) weighs only 4 1/2 lb and can be used almost anywhere, with its rechargeable battery pack.
After boxes of achitectural hinges (far left) are glued shut, a label is tamped onto the tops. (Left) The final product is label
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Opening doors to bar coding

Door hinge manufacturer Hager Companies swings from a contact roll coder to a high resolution tamp-on label printer/applicator. Results are increased legibility, decreased downtime and the addition of bar codes.
Materials Product Brief
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Infeed and hot plate tunnel

Great Lakes (Booth 1546) will display its new custom-designed Infeed and Hot Plate Tunnel. This new infeed will be shown dividing pharmaceutical bottles into groups of three and shrink wrapping them into packages of three or six.
Machine Product Brief
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.
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Open/fill/seal system

The Pouchmaster ABS System(TM) from About Packaging Robotics (Boulder, CO) is a robotic open/fill/seal type pouch handling system that can process flat and reclosable zipper pouches as well as gusseted bags.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Himac, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has consolidated all of its facilities at the company's 42ꯠ-sq-ft production plant.
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Indigo (The Netherlands): Robert J. Conrads, chairman and CEO of Indigo America; Frank D. Steenburgh, president.
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Kaufman Container Co. (Cleveland, OH): Ken Slater, president and COO; Robert E. Blankeheim, vp sales and mktg.; Karen D. Melton, vp finance.

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