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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 registration: Huhtamaki Co. Inc.'s (Overland Park, KS) Akron, OH, flexible packaging facility.
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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: Appointments, promotions

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (Green Bay, WI): James F. Kress, chairman; William F. Kress, president; Jeffrey R. Kruger, point-of-purchase product development leader.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Alco Standard Corp. (Valley Forge, PA) has acquired LSi, which is a distribution div. of Lantech, Inc. (Louisville, KY).
Controls Product Brief
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Hot plate tunnels

New hot plate tunnels from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) are designed to control the location of seals on shrink-wrapped packages, causing seal seams to be pulled underneath or to the sides of the the package.
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Supplier news: International agreements

X-Rite, Inc. (Grandville, MI) announced that it will participate in a color chemistry research partnership with Leeds University (Leeds-Bradford, England).
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Vf/f/s

Ilapak's (Booth #536) new Vega-tronic® sequential vf/f/s automatic bagger uses variable belt speeds and variable jaw dwell to maximize production speeds on individual jobs.
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Rotary heat sealer

Alloyd (Booth #620) will introduce its new automatic six-station 6SC1216 Rotary Heat Seal machine. Used for high production runs, this free-standing unit is mechan-ically rated to reach speeds of 10 to 20 cycles/min, depending on shape and style of package.

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