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Machine Product Brief
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Vertical f/f/s with auger filler

Eagle Packaging (Oakland, CA) will show its new Phaser(TM) vertical form/fill/seal machine with auger filler. Its open, low-profile design allows easy access to bagger functions.
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Controls Product Brief
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RF welder

Thermex-Thermatron (Bay Shore, NY) has developed a radio frequency welder that uses a combination of PLC control and specific algorithms to allow preprogramming of up to eight settings.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics (Piscataway, NJ): Tom Hernandez, account mgr., California.
Controls Product Brief
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PVC neck bands

Made in the USA, Seal-It's (Hicksville, NY) heat-shrink TE neck bands are a low-cost way to provide tamper-evidence. Made of PVC, these neck bands can be made of any size and can be printed with custom designs or logos.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired Deerfield Plastics Co., Inc. (South Deerfield, MA), a producer of PE films.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet software

Imaging Technologies (Cookeville, TN) has introduced BoxWriter(TM) software, a Microsoft® Windows(TM)-based program for high-resolution ink-jet printing systems.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Next time you're cyber-hopping, browse these sites for packaging-specific information. We'll publish more as space permits. Remember, type http:// in front of each address.
Materials Product Brief
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Closure for chemicals

The Agricap(TM) TE closure from Weatherchem (Twinsburg, OH) is made of high-impact HDPE to withstand freezing temperatures or excessive heat. Applications include chemicals, adhesives and sealants, as well as edible oils and food products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Profile Packaging, Inc. (Sarasota, FL): Dennis F. Calamusa, president.
Controls Product Brief
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Mini photoelectric sensor

Aromat's (New Providence, NJ) UZB Super-Slim photolectric sensors measure 1/8" thick with a footprint of less than 1/4 sq". They can sense objects as small as 1 mm (0.0394"), as close as 2 mm (0.0788"), making them suitable for up-close applications such as detecting semiconductors on PC boards, and tape and reel assemblies.

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