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Reclosable pouches

DuraZip(TM) pouches from Duralam (Appleton, WI) offer increased shelf life, improved moisture and oxygen barriers, and minimal flavor scalping.
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Machine Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The Passport(TM) high-speed machine vision system from PPT Vision (Minneapolis, MN) can inspect containers at up to 12ꯠ per min. Uses PPT's Digital Signal Processor for quick inspection of a variety of applications including electronic and mechanical assembly verification, character verification, package integrity, surface flaw detection and numerous gauging and measurement tasks.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Marlen Research Corp. (Overland Park, KS): Adam Anderson, vp intl. sales.
Materials Product Brief
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Single-piece drum

Sonoco Products, Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC), introduces a single-piece 55-gal drum with a concave center sump for optimal drainability of 100 ml or less.
Controls Product Brief
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Electric conveyor roller

The MICROROLLER(TM) electric conveyor roller from Sparks Belting (Grand Rapids, MI) is a self-contained unit that provides drive power to roller conveyor systems, eliminating the need for external drive components such as belts, chains and sprockets.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Goldco Industries, Inc. (Loveland, CO): Kyum Kim, sales and service engineer for the Far East.
Controls Product Brief
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Case erector

Marq's (Yakima, WA) New Style High-Performance Case Erector measures just 70" x 70". Lug drive system enables the machine to erect and seal stovepipe case styles where the case height exceeds the case length.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch filler/sealer

The MFG-Gemini tandem pouch fill/seal eight-station packaging machine from Amplas (Green Bay, WI) can handle two pouches at a time at speeds to 60 pouches/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Gulf States Paper Corp. (Tuscaloosa, AL): Jon Warner Jr., chairman of the board of directors; J. Edward Woods, president and COO will also serve as CEO.
Machine Product Brief
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Packaging newsletter

Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) has released a four-page newsletter discussing packaging solutions for product and package identification. Covers ink-jet printers, label printer applicators and imprinting systems and explains applications of each.

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