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Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI): James F. Kress, chairman; William F. Kress, president; Jeffrey R. Kruger, point-of-purchase product development leader.
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Alco Standard Corp. (Valley Forge, PA) has acquired LSi, which is a distribution div. of Lantech, Inc. (Louisville, KY).
Controls Product Brief
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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Sonoco Products Co. (Hartsville, SC) has purchased the Pontcharra manufacturing location of Sofratube, a subsidiary of the Rochette Group.
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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 heat sealer

Alloyd (Booth #620) will introduce its new automatic six-station 6SC1216 Rotary Heat Seal machine. Used for high production runs, this free-standing unit is mechan-ically rated to reach speeds of 10 to 20 cycles/min, depending on shape and style of package.
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Rotary cup filler

The new 8-12 Rotary Cup Filling Machine from World Cup Packaging (Booth #2811) dispenses 1- to 12-oz plastic cups, accurately fills them at rates between 300 to 2꼀 cups/hr, and applies a plastic or foil tamper-evident heat seal or lid.
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AMBEC (Owings Mills, MD): Walter E. Langosch, dir. of sales and mktg.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arkay Packaging Corp. (New York, NY): Sanford L. Goldsmith, vp of sales and mktg.
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Contrast scanner

The KT 5 Contrast Scanner is a high-speed solid state registration control scanner from Sick Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, WI) that provides good sensitivity at ranges up to 40 mm (1.57") even at 10ꯠ operations/ sec.

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