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Polyfoam Packers Corp. (Wheeling, IL) plans to open a plant in Michigan City, IN.
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Machine Product Brief
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Case palletizer

The Model 72 semi-automatic case palletizer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) allows packagers to increase their palletizing speed, while minimizing operator fatigue and injury.
Materials Product Brief
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Sterilizable medical film

Cryovac® M312 is a PVC alternative for medical packaging from Cryovac (Duncan, SC). This multi-layered coextruded film has improved moisture retention and better performance in refrigerated conditions than PVC, says the company, with good clarity after autoclaving.
Materials Product Brief
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Twist-off nozzle

The EZ-Change(TM) hot-melt nozzle from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) improves productivity and facilitates quick changeover. Its one-piece construction of solid brass helps keep adhesive temperatures more consistent, reducing adhesive stringing.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BF Goodrich (Cleveland, OH) has established an ESD materials business unit in the Specialty Plastics Group.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ferro Corp. (Cleveland, OH): William H. Prior, dir., environmental affairs.
Materials Product Brief
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Semi-automatic feeder

Fleetwood Systems' (Romeoville, IL) Rotopak(TM) is a universal semi-automatic feeder unit that improves the efficiency of lines handling magazine-fed products.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch packager

In response to an increased demand for larger stand-up pouches, Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) has developed a large-format pouch packager. The RPM-L horizontal pouch packager makes stand-up and zippered pouches in sizes 20% larger than the previous model--up to 9.5" x 12", with a 4" gusseted bottom.
Materials Product Brief
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Newswrap palletizer

Western Atlas (Kebron, KY) has introduced the von Gal Z-3 NewsWrap(TM) palletizer. It decreases printers' material handling costs by reducing equipment needs, floor space requirements, maintenance and personnel requirements.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.

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