New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Snap-hinge closures

The Eco Closure from Zeller Plastik (Libertyville, IL) is a PP snap-hinge dispensing closure that offers a 30% source reduction over a push/pull closure of the same neck size.
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Controls Product Brief
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Pick-and-place systems

Farason's (Coatesville, PA) intermittent-motion, rotary turret-based assembly systems use a variety of sorting and placing methods to insert cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household products into containers.
Materials Product Brief
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High-resolution ink jet

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has introduced the Jet-A-Mark IP9000 Series ink-jet printer. It uses advanced noncontact ink-jet technology for high-resolution coding of text, logos and bar codes on corrugated cases, tray packs, labels, tags and other packaging materials.
Materials Product Brief
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Coupon/booklet placer

A single-head reciprocating placer from Massman Automation Designs (Villard, MN) is designed to place booklets, leaflets, coupons or promotional pieces onto composite cans at speeds to 400/min.
Controls Product Brief
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ESD shipper

Designed for electronic, computer, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and medical/diagnostic items of 10 lb or less, Xpander Pak's (Glen Ellen, GA) electrostatic dissipative shipper is a cost-effective, lightweight alternative to corrugated containers, wrap and filler materials.
Machine Product Brief
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Carton sealing program

Central Products (Menasha, WI) has been able to shorten order receipt-to-shipment time to as little as 14 days on new orders of printed water-activated (gummed paper and reinforced) carton sealing tapes.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

DuPont (Wilming-ton, DE) and ResourceNet Intl. (Covington, KY) announced an alliance that will make DuPont's Clysar shrink film available through ResourceNet's nationwide distribution network.
Machine Product Brief
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Cosmetics pots

Topline Products' (Wayne, NJ) round cosmetics pots now come with two new options: a matte finish for opaque pots or a clear jar base. Made of SAN with a removable PP insert that is used for filling at a separate location.
Machine Product Brief
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High-resolution printhead

Diagraph (St. Louis/Earth City, MO) has introduced the PEL/2560 printhead for the PEL Series Ink Jet System. This high-resolution 256-dot printhead has the capability to produce a full range of quality marks from 0.25" to 1.9" tall.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Atlantis Plastics Inc. (Miami, FL) has completed the sale of its 50% interest in CKS/Rigal Joint Venture to CKS Packaging, Inc. (Atlanta, GA).

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