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Laser coder

The BlazerJet(TM) dot-matrix system from Lasertechnics (Albuquerque, NM) offers the flexibility of an ink-jet coder without the inks or solvents. Designed for pharmaceutical packagers, the system produces computer-generated, indelible, precisely-positioned codes on products moving on virtually any type of packaging equipment at speeds to 700 ft/min.
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Quick-change labeler

The Trine Quick Change(TM) 4500 labeler from CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) applies labels to cylindrical containers at speeds to 300 labels/min. Can run multiple product sizes and labels.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones Inc. (Franklin, WI): Roberto R. Romero, general mgr. for Krones, Mex. S.A.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Davis-Standard Corp. (Pawcatuck, CT) acquired Killion Extruders, Inc. (Cedar Grove, NJ).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

International Paper's (Purchase, NY) Akrosil div. began a multiphase expansion program that will double silicone-coated paper and film output.
Controls Product Brief
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Servo-driven cartoner

Formula IMC/S multi-packing cartoner from Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) is the first intermittent-motion, multi-axis cartoner to have independent servo drives performing all major functions, says the manufacturer.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot-fill capper

The Model Y221 capping machine from Alcoa Closure Systems (Indianapolis, IN) is a high-speed, hot-fill plastic closure applicator. Suitable for products bottled in steam-filled, high temperature conditions, such as juice.
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Supplier news: Achievements

John A. Georges, chairman and CEO of International Paper (Purchase, NY) won a silver award in Financial World's CEO of the Year Competition.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chris Craft Industrial Products (South Holland, IL): Jill Heuser, marketing specialist for the Monosol div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

American National Can (Chicago, IL) will purchase Union Camp Corp.'s (Wayne, NJ) flexible packaging plant in Asheville, NC.

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