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Controls Product Brief
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Automatic bag closer

Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) has formed a new business unit called The Cosmetic Packaging Group.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) is pursuing and establishing licensing relationships with Asian companies for its polymer technologies.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrap film

Intertape Polymer Group's (Danville, VA) StretchFlex stretch films are engineered to wrap uniform or irregular, light or heavy loads. Good clarity, cling properties and puncture-resistance make load identification and wrapping easy.
Materials Product Brief
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In-line screw capper

The New Resina Corp. (Brooklyn, NY) will exhibit its new NRC-20 HES automatic in-line screw capper, in conjunction with distributor Peter Binder GmbH.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has teamed up with Biederman Enterprises Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) to provide plastic grease cartridges to the North American market.
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U.S. companies say Eco-labels have hollow echo

U.S. Trade Representative presses European Union to endorse labels with descriptive language. Threats of trade retaliation ups the ante.
Machine Product Brief
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Case weigher/labeler

The BCE 2500HBX is a NEMA 4X washdown automatic case weighing and labeling system from B.C.E. Technologies (Tampa, FL). It uses a heavy-capacity in-motion case weighing frame integrated with a high-performance BCE thermal/ thermal-transfer label printer/applicator for automatic case label printing and applying.
Materials Product Brief
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Bottle unscrambler

Kalish (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has eliminated change parts on its Kalisort 150 bottle unscrambler to minimize changeover time to under 2 minutes without tools.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Bob Pease, regional sales mgr.; Steve Peter, filler product mgr.

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