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PET oblongs

Silgan Plastics (Chesterfield, MO) has introduced a new line of PET containers designed for cosmetics and personal care applications. Shielded Oblongs have a full panel for decorating and are available in 8- and 16-oz sizes with 24/415 and 28/415 finishes, respectively.
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LDPE cushioning

Dow Plastics' (Midland, MI) Ethafoam(TM) LDPE line of foam has been expanded to include four new products for packaging electronics components. Ethafoam Nova is water-resistant and suited for applications with static loadings of 0.3 to 1.0 psi.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Peter G. Martin, vp, sales & mktg.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink wrapper

Arpac's (Schiller Park, IL) new high-speed shrink packaging equipment can collate and wrap up to 2ꯠ unsupported cans or bottles/min to produce up to 100 multipacks/min, using either plain or preprinted film.
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Flexible bag/box

Rovema Packaging Machines (Lawrenceville, GA) will debut a new package style called Stabilo Seal. This flexible bag/box uses a four-corner bag to create a flat-bottom bag with the appearance of a box.
Machine Product Brief
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High-speed label imprinter

The Champion PS-1 is a compact hot-stamp label imprinter from Norwood Marking Systems (Downers Grove, IL). It can print more than 600 messages/ min, with a minimum dwell time of 20 milliseconds.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Andex Industries (Escanaba, MI) is the recipient of the Ergonomic Innovation Award from the Michigan Dept. of Labor.
Controls Product Brief
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Case erector/bottom sealer

Marq Packaging (Yakima, WA) has redesigned the drive system of its Model 2000 case erector bottom sealer to use top and bottom flight lugs for transferring cases through the machine instead of a case pusher.
Machine Product Brief
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Full-line brochure

Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI) releases a new colorful brochure to display its full line of packaging machines and systems. Many optional attachments are also shown such as the low-profile shrink tunnel, several infeed and discharge conveyor systems and many other special options to efficiently handle specific packaging problems.
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Pouch former/fillers

Autopouch and Flat Pak from Action Packaging (Roosevelt, NJ) both produce pouches from rollstock and fill- and impulse-seal them at speeds to 45/min.

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