New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Flexible bag/box

Rovema Packaging Machines (Lawrenceville, GA) will debut a new package style called Stabilo Seal. This flexible bag/box uses a four-corner bag to create a flat-bottom bag with the appearance of a box.
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Machine Product Brief
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High-speed label imprinter

The Champion PS-1 is a compact hot-stamp label imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL). It can print more than 600 messages/ min, with a minimum dwell time of 20 milliseconds.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), Nancy Goodfellow mgr., client services.
Controls Product Brief
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End loader and carton closer

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) will unveil its new Challenger SL 302 automatic end-loader and top-load carton closer at interpack. The SL 302 uses an adjustable magazine gate to adjust height of carton hopper to produce up to 300 cartons/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Marq Packaging (Yakima, WA) has redesigned the drive system of its Model 2000 case erector bottom sealer to use top and bottom flight lugs for transferring cases through the machine instead of a case pusher.
Machine Product Brief
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Full-line brochure

Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI) releases a new colorful brochure to display its full line of packaging machines and systems. Many optional attachments are also shown such as the low-profile shrink tunnel, several infeed and discharge conveyor systems and many other special options to efficiently handle specific packaging problems.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch former/fillers

Autopouch and Flat Pak from Action Packaging (Roosevelt, NJ) both produce pouches from rollstock and fill- and impulse-seal them at speeds to 45/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Tag & Label Corp. (Anderson, SC); Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Chesterfield, MO, Highland, IL, and Jonesboro, AR, container plants.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Corrupad Protective Packaging, Inc. (Bensenville, IL) and Kieffer Paper Mills, Inc. (Brownstown, IN) have formed a new paper manufacturing company called Enviro-Packaging Inc.
Materials Product Brief
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Protective materials

American Excelsior (Arlington, TX) has introduced Eco-Foam® starch-based colored sheets and planks. They can be fabricated into a variety of forms, including end caps, pouches, edge protectors, rolls and die-cut shapes.

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