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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Steven C. Emminger, vp, sales & mktg.
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Machine Product Brief
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Vial and stopper feeder

A new quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FS-12H automatic filling and stoppering machine.
Controls Product Brief
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PET oblongs

Silgan Plastics (Chesterfield, MO) has introduced a new line of PET containers designed for cosmetics and personal care applications. Shielded Oblongs have a full panel for decorating and are available in 8- and 16-oz sizes with 24/415 and 28/415 finishes, respectively.
Materials Product Brief
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LDPE cushioning

Dow Plastics' (Midland, MI) Ethafoam(TM) LDPE line of foam has been expanded to include four new products for packaging electronics components. Ethafoam Nova is water-resistant and suited for applications with static loadings of 0.3 to 1.0 psi.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Smurfit Recycling Co. has opened a new 42ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility in San Diego, CA.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink wrapper

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) new high-speed shrink packaging equipment can collate and wrap up to 2ꯠ unsupported cans or bottles/min to produce up to 100 multipacks/min, using either plain or preprinted film.
Materials Product Brief
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Flexible bag/box

Rovema Packaging Machines (Lawrenceville, GA) will debut a new package style called Stabilo Seal. This flexible bag/box uses a four-corner bag to create a flat-bottom bag with the appearance of a box.
Machine Product Brief
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High-speed label imprinter

The Champion PS-1 is a compact hot-stamp label imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL). It can print more than 600 messages/ min, with a minimum dwell time of 20 milliseconds.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

JanTec, Inc. (Traverse City, MI) has moved its headquarters to 1777 Northern Star Dr., Traverse City, MI, phone: 810/624-2420; fax: 810/624-1809.
Controls Product Brief
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Marq Packaging (Yakima, WA) has redesigned the drive system of its Model 2000 case erector bottom sealer to use top and bottom flight lugs for transferring cases through the machine instead of a case pusher.

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