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Traversing printhead system

Videojet (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced a traversing printhead system for use with small-character ink-jet printers. It allows the printhead to pass across the product, coding in either direction, as opposed to the product moving past the printhead.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Curwood, Inc. (Osh-kosh, WI) and the Itap Group have formed a strategic partnership in Brazil.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Ranpak Corp. (Concord Township, OH) will expand its local manufacturing facilities to include a new plant in Mentor, OH.
Controls Product Brief
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Automatic bottle labeler

Columbia Labeling Machinery (Danielson, CT) has introduced an automatic bottle labeling system for full or partial wrap bottle labeling. Application, bottle turning, imprinting and conveying modules are mounted on a heavy-duty base with casters for this self-contained, portable unit.
Materials Product Brief
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Vf/f/s

Ilapak's (Booth #536) new Vega-tronic® sequential vf/f/s automatic bagger uses variable belt speeds and variable jaw dwell to maximize production speeds on individual jobs.
Machine Product Brief
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Rotary filler/capper

Osgood Industries' (Booth #107) versatile Double Index Rotary Filler/Capper fills, seals and caps formed containers at speeds to 90 containers/min with a heat sealer; 120/min with preset product.
Materials Product Brief
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Corona treater

Pillar Technologies' (Hartland, WI) Universal corona treater is sized for retrofitting on numerous press configurations. Permits user purchase of a single station for treatment of both metallized and nonmetallized film.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Ball Corp. (Muncie, IN) and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Paris, France) formed an alliance creating a glass container manufacturing company that will be located in Muncie, IN, with Herbert H.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

MacMillan Bathurst (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) has formed two new divisions in Ontario to focus on high-end graphics and traditional markets, called Image Pac and Central Ontario Div.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag folder/taper

An automatic top folding and taping machine for square bottom bags is available from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX). When used with the 48ACQ automatic vf/f/s machine, the combined system can accommodate sizes ranging up to 20 lbs depending on product density.

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