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Materials Product Brief
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Security tape

Red Alert tape from Central Products (Menasha, WI) is a water-activated tape that leaves a bottom red sheet on the carton after opening, so it is obvious if a carton has been opened prior to its final destination.
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Machine Product Brief
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Thermal/thermal transfer printer

New HERCULES 600 thermal/thermal transfer label printer from Tharo Systems (Booth #364) features a laser quality print resolution of 300 dots per inch, and prints at speeds up to 8"/sec.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

AMBEC (Owings Mills, MD): Walter E. Langosch, dir. of sales and mktg.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Arkay Packaging Corp. (New York, NY): Sanford L. Goldsmith, vp of sales and mktg.
Controls Product Brief
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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.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Packaging Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired Performance Films Corp. (Dallas, TX).
Machine Product Brief
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Metal detectors

Cintex's (Kenosha, WI) Auto-search® II and Ferrosearch® systems provide accurate detection of both ferrous and nonferrous metals. The Autosearch II has digital signal processing to eliminate noise interference and to provide 40% greater sensitivity of both ferrous and nonferrous metals, including stainless steel.
Machine Product Brief
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Bag-in-box filler/capper

The Filamatic Cubitainer(TM) filling and capping system from National Instrument (Baltimore, MD) fills and caps Hedwin's (Baltimore, MD) Cubitainer and other bag-in-box style containers at speeds to 10 containers/ min, depend-ing on size, with normal volumetric fill accuracy of ±1/2% or better.
Materials Product Brief
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Robotic tray and case packer

Goodman Packaging Equipment (Booth #709) will display the new high-speed horizontal and vertical robotic tray and case packing system. This machine picks up filled flat-bottom bags, cartons, and tubes, and places them into trays or cases at speeds to 15 cases/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co. Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Kirk W. Klemme, dir., product development and technical services; Shawn Nicholas, mgr., process improvement for the Rigid Group.

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