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Loose bottle traypacker

The Dacam (Madison Heights, VA) TP-4LB loose-bottle traypacker accommodates bottles in a variety of sizes from 10 oz to 3 L. Various configurations of products can be filled at speeds to 70 cases/min.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Huhtamaki Co. Inc.'s (Overland Park, KS) Akron, OH, flexible packaging facility.
Materials Product Brief
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Square PET container

Clearplass Containers (Penn Yan, NY) has introduced a 16-oz addition to its line of stock PET containers. This new square bottle accepts a 38-mm TE, resealable snap closure.
Machine Product Brief
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Recycling program

ITW Angleboard (Booth 2164) will present its new recycling program at WestPack. It will target used plastics, which the company plans to gather from manufacturers and warehouses.
Materials Product Brief
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Open/fill/seal system

The Pouchmaster ABS System(TM) from About Packaging Robotics (Boulder, CO) is a robotic open/fill/seal type pouch handling system that can process flat and reclosable zipper pouches as well as gusseted bags.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Van Dorn Demag (Strongsville, OH) opened a new 50ꯠ-sq-ft operations and customer service center in Cleveland, OH.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Huhtamaki Co., Inc. (Overland Park, KS): Charles F. Marcy, president and chief executive officer.
Controls Product Brief
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Ionized air blower

Simco (Booth 660) is introducing its Aerostat Phoenix ionized air blower. It cleans and neutralizes static charges on surfaces. Balanced to within ±30 V, it has variable air volume up to 300 cfm.
After boxes of achitectural hinges (far left) are glued shut, a label is tamped onto the tops. (Left) The final product is label
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Opening doors to bar coding

Door hinge manufacturer Hager Companies swings from a contact roll coder to a high resolution tamp-on label printer/applicator. Results are increased legibility, decreased downtime and the addition of bar codes.
Materials Product Brief
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Infeed and hot plate tunnel

Great Lakes (Booth 1546) will display its new custom-designed Infeed and Hot Plate Tunnel. This new infeed will be shown dividing pharmaceutical bottles into groups of three and shrink wrapping them into packages of three or six.

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