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Right angle bundler

Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 708E compact right angle bundling system. Automatic machine can collate and sleeve wrap grouped or stacked packages at speeds to 20 bundles/min using 27" wide film.
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Machine Product Brief
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F/f/s machine

The Model 48LCF automatic f/f/s machine from General Packaging Equipment (Houston, TX) produces liquid filled bags for use in portioning dispensers in sizes to 1/2 gal.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Chep USA (Park Ridge, NJ): David O. Rodgers, senior vp, Western region.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Dow Plastics (Midland, MI) announced plans to convert a train located at Dow's production facilities in Tarragona, Spain to the production of AFFINITY polyolefin plastomers and ENGAGE polyolefin elastomers.
Materials Product Brief
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Beverage closure

Alcoa Closure Systems' (Indianapolis, IN) Double-Lok® beverage closure is now available in 28- and 38-mm sizes. Single-serve through 3-L sizes are available.
Materials Product Brief
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Reclosable blister

The Twister Blister from Inline Plastics (Milford, CT) is a two-piece blister package that serves as a reusable container. A base is attached to a paperboard card and a second plastic piece twists on or off.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Robert Bosch Corp. (South Plainfield, NJ) has acquired TL Systems Co. (Minneapolis, MN).
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American National Can Co. (Chicago, IL) plans to open a $70 million beverage canmaking facility in Brazil.
Materials Product Brief
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Preassembled shippers

Preassembled corrugated shipping boxes from Technology Container (Shrewsbury, MA) ship flat and set up automatically. Eliminates taping and stitching hazards and expense.
Machine Product Brief
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Wraparound case packer

The Cetra® Presto 35 high-speed wraparound case packer from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) offers continuous motion, integrated product handling, accessibility and washdown provisions.

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