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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.
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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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: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Eric L. Hansen, account executive with the Folding Carton div.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Malnove Inc. (Omaha, NE): David O'Harra, vp sales; Paul Kessock, general mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Amherst, OH): Fred C. Erler, mgr. of the Converting Business group.
Machine Product Brief
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Small-character printers

Diagraph (Booth #1828) has introduced two new LINX Small-Character Continuous Ink-Jet Systems, the 4200 Series and the 6000 Series. They print consistent, legible marks at high speeds, and use fast-drying inks for virtually any surface.
Controls Product Brief
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P-s heat sealing tape

The R23 Series of high-performance Teflon® p-s heat seal tape from Fluorglas Products Div. of AlliedSignal (Hoosick Falls, NY) is for portion packaging of liquid products including food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Controls Product Brief
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.

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