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Controls Product Brief
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Hang tab applicator

The PFAS semi-automatic hang tab application system from Do-It (South Haven, MI) places p-s hang tabs onto packages at speeds to 60/min. Accepts rolls of hang tabs up to 16" in dia, with a maximum width of 4".
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Machine Product Brief
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Vial/stopper feeding system

Designed to expedite bottle size changeovers, the new ChaseLock(TM) quick-change, no-tool changeover feature has been developed by Chase-Logeman (Greensboro, NC) for its FPCC-12H automatic filling, plugging and capping machine.
Materials Product Brief
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Blister sealer

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has developed the Model 15-RS-E six-station rotary blister sealer with a new package eject system. This employs a robotic arm to move blisters from the sealing area to an exit chute, eliminating the need for an operator.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Flexel, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will market and distribute Polibak Plastics' (Izmir, Turkey) OPP in North, Central, and South America.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Peter G. Martin, vp, sales & mktg.; Robert Richey, sales mgr., East Coast
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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

Priority One Packaging Machinery, Inc. (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) has created an automation and systems integration subsidiary called Priority One Automation, Inc.

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