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Case packer

The Mini Packer from A-B-C Packaging Machine (Tarpon Springs, FL) automatically packs plastic or glass bottles, jars or similar containers into shipping cases at speeds to 20/min.
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Machine Product Brief
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Top-and-bottom labeler

Suited for trayed or boxed products, Multivac (Kansas City, MO) has introduced a high-speed labeler that simultaneously applies labels to tops and bottoms of filled packages.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

American National Can Co. (Chicago, IL): Edward A. Lapekas, senior vp, Beverage Cans Americas.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Russell-Field (Bellwood, IL) and Van Leer Metallized Products (Franklin, MA) have formed a strategic alliance where Russell-Field will add Van Leer's conventional and HoloPrism® holographic metallized paper to its established substrate lines.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

MOCON (Minneapolis, MN) has doubled the size of its testing laboratory, offering increased capabilities and shorter lead times.
Materials Product Brief
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Film handling

The new two-shaft Rotary Arm Winder for cast film and other light materials is said to improve roll quality and reduce roll changing times and waste. Available from Reifenhauser Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Plastic caulking cartridge

Federal Packaging (Saint Paris, OH) has introduced a one-piece caulking cartridge made of injection-molded HDPE. Advantages include a beveled open end for easier filling, cleaner shelf appearance and improved graphic reproduction.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

SATO America, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA): Dennis Stevens, president.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Markem Corp. (Keene, NH) acquired Spectra Inc. (Hanover, NH).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a purified terephthalic acid and an isophthalic acid plant in Kingsport, TN.

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