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Small-character printers

Diagraph (Booth #1828) has introduced two new LINX Small-Character Continuous Ink-Jet Systems, the 4200 Series and the 6000 Series. They print consistent, legible marks at high speeds, and use fast-drying inks for virtually any surface.
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Controls Product Brief
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P-s heat sealing tape

The R23 Series of high-performance Teflon® p-s heat seal tape from Fluorglas Products Div. of AlliedSignal (Hoosick Falls, NY) is for portion packaging of liquid products including food, beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Controls Product Brief
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Liquid filling system

The GEN3 Pro/Fill fully automatic liquid filling system from Oden (Buffalo, NY) fills liquids in volumes from milliliters to gallons. Uses a PLC to store and execute the parameters of all filling and container-handling functions, as well as to maintain statistical operating data and provide extensive diagnostic information.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Interplast Group (Lolita, TX) will expand the production capacity of its BOPP lines.
Controls Product Brief
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Plastics joining brochure

Branson Ultrasonics (Danbury, CT) has published a full-color brochure to provide solutions to plastics assembly problems. "Plastics Joining Technology" describes a range of pro-cesses and equipment including ultrasonic assembly, linear and orbital vibration welding and hot plate welding.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Bostik, Inc. (Middleton, MA): Jeffrey J. Lorei, technical specialist, Flexible Laminating Adhesives group.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical cartoner

Legend(TM), a new servo-driven, semi-automatic vertical cartoner from R.A. Jones (Booth #1206), operates at speeds up to two-thirds faster than current models.
Machine Product Brief
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Printer/applicator

The new Acclaim 400(TM) label printer/applicator from Imtec (Booth #1327) is specifically designed to provide print-and-apply labeling technology for distribution centers, particularly for cross-docking applications.
Controls Product Brief
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Horizontal f/f/s

The new Model 8000 Series horizontal form/fill/seal machine from Mahaffy & Harder Eng. (Booth #1508) accommodates a broad range of flexible and semi-rigid materials.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Arpac L.P. (Schiller Park, IL) is planning to purchase Diablo Packaging Machinery (San Leandro, CA).

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