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Blow molding

RBU/RBS reheat machines for stretch/blow molding of PET and PP containers are available from Bekum (Williamston, MI). RBU 225 and 445 use technology that stretch/blow molds preforms into clear, glass-like containers for juice, water and milk products.
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Supplies catalog

Associated Bag Co. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a 101-page catalog highlighting all of the traditional and hard-to-find packaging supplies offered by the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

SATO America, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA): Dennis Stevens, president.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Markem Corp. (Keene, NH) acquired Spectra Inc. (Hanover, NH).
Controls Product Brief
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Soft shoulder rounds

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has introduced the Soft Shoulder Round, a modification of the Boston Round and the Bullet-shaped Round.
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Bottle labelers

P.E. (Mantova, Italy) offers a range of labelers for bottles. The Taxa 6/6 applies U- or L-shaped tax stamps to bottles using hot or cold glue at speeds to 15ꯠ bottles/hr.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) has acquired Cueprint Ltd. (Surrey, U.K.).
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Printing

Windmoeller & Hoelscher's (Lincoln, RI) Heliostar® 2000 modular gravure press can be equipped with up to 10 stations that permit application of coating, and in-registration cold-seal on the reverse side of the web.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Container Div. will open an 80ꯠ-sq' corrugated sheet plant/warehouse in Oshkosh, WI.
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Case packer

The Mini Packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically packs plastic or glass bottles, jars or similar containers into shipping cases at speeds to 20/min.

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