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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics, Inc. sold its Tulsa, OK, custom film facility to a group of private investors.
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Materials Product Brief
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Pouch/placement system

A new pouch feeder with an integrated placement system from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is designed to gently singulate numerous styles and sizes of pouches and deliver them to the placement system at speeds to 250 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

These are a few of the many packaging-related sites on the World Wide Web. Not only do many suppliers have web sites now, but so do many trade shows, universities and associations, a few of which are listed below.
Machine Product Brief
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Roller conveyors

Polychain® belt-driven roller conveyors from Interroll (Wilmington, NC) use nylon sprockets in conjunction with synchronous belts to provide higher torque levels than round belts, says the company.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
Controls Product Brief
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Bliss former for 1-gal bottles

Moen Industries (Santa Fe Springs, CA) now offers a five 1-gal display configuration for the PF106-HLV H-Bliss style former. Other configurations include four 1-gal, six 1-gal, eight 64-oz, and 12 32-oz.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Exxon Chemical Co. (Houston, TX) and Union Carbide Corp. (Danbury, CT) will launch a PE technology, licensing, and metallocene catalyst supply company located in Houston, TX.
Controls Product Brief
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Vibratory parts feeder

Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) has developed a patent-pending way to use vacuum to hold feeder bowls and tracks to vibratory base drives, eliminating the use of bolts or other mechanical clamping means.
Controls Product Brief
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High-speed food inspection system

PakScan(TM) from EG&G Astrophysics Inspection Systems (Oak Ridge, TN) is a high-speed food inspection system that automatically detects for foreign materials in packaged products.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Emplex Systems Inc. (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) has become the master distributor of Pacepacker Ltd. (Essex, UK) products in North America.

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