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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Huhtamaki Co. Inc.'s (Overland Park, KS) Akron, OH, flexible packaging facility.
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Square PET container

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a 16-oz addition to its line of stock PET containers. This new square bottle accepts a 38-mm TE, resealable snap closure.
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.
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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: Relocations, expansions

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL) is planning a major expansion of its Demopolis, AL, paperboard mill.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Batching Systems, Inc. (Owings, MD): John Jilek, general mgr.
Controls Product Brief
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Noncontact date coder

Markem's (Keene, NH) 962 Touch Dry® coder has a new print head capable of printing up to 8 lines of legend in a 1" H area at speeds to 700'/min.
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.
Materials Product Brief
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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.
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Oval tubes

Fenton, Weber & Jones' (Tonawanda, NY) 2-oz Elise oval tube for the cosmetics and personal care industries is now available with Seaquist Closures' (Mukwonago, WI) 15-mm flat-lid smooth-wall butterfly closure.

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