New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Aluminum crimper

Cozzoli Machine's (Plainfield, NJ) new CM400 will be operating at interpack. This high-speed crimper automatically caps and crimp-seals aluminum closures according to user specifications at speeds to 400 containers/ min.
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Controls Product Brief
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Palletizer infeed for orienting cases

With quick identification in mind, Columbia Machine (Vancouver, WA) developed The Turnado palletizer infeed. Its unique design allows cases to be oriented in such a way that labels face outward on all sides of a palletized load.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sharp Corp. (Conshohocken, PA) has purchased Iver-Lee Div. (West Caldwell, NJ) from Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

MGS Machine Corp. (Maple Grove, MN) has entered into a joint venture with Korea Fuji Machinery Co. Ltd. (Ansan-City, South Korea) for distributing and manufacturing MGS's full line of equipment to Asia.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) is building a new plant located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Controls Product Brief
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Printer for f/f/s machines

The Flex Print compact in-line printer from Bell-Mark (Pine Brook, NJ) measures 16" W x 18" H, for easy integration with most hf/f/s machines, including Multivac, Tiromat, Dixie, and Mahaffy & Harder.
Materials Product Brief
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Starch-based tape

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has introduced 911 Adhesive. It is nontoxic, odor-free, repulpable, water-soluble and remoistenable. The adhesive tape is used for indirect food contact applications requiring FDA or USDA acceptance.
Machine Product Brief
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Wrap labeling system

The VersaLine Wrap system from Quadrel Labeling Systems (Mentor, OH) is a new heavy-duty, high-speed system that can label up to 200 products/min, with product diameters measuring 11/2" to 10".
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) is opening a 170ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing facility and headquarters (shown) that uses the latest production systems, proprietary manufacturing processes, feature automation and computerized inventory to assure timely delivery.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): John E. Straw, vp, corporate sales & mktg.; Gary L. West, vp, operations, container div.

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