New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Valve and liner system

Patented EZ-Valve® system from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) consists of a reclosable valve heat-sealed to a bulk container liner. Both components are made of PE that's FDA-approved as a food grade material.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Klockner Bartelt, Inc. (Sarasota, FL) and Klockner Medipak, Inc. (Clearwater, FL) have merged to form Klockner Bartelt/Medipak (Sarasota, FL).
Controls Product Brief
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Smooth-necked can

Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA) has developed an aluminum beverage can with a rounded neck and smoother lines that allow beverage marketers to further differentiate their product and maximize billboard space.
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Measuring/dispensing closure

AccuPour II(TM) is a patented two-component system from Phoenix Closures (Naperville, IL) that measures and then dispenses liquid products. Consists of a PP measuring cup and a HDPE spout.
Controls Product Brief
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Hanging IV labels

Avery Dennison Pharmaceutical Label Systems (Monrovia, CA) and Van Leer Flexibles (Houston, TX) have introduced the Inverted Vertical Hanging Label (IVHL(TM)) for intravenous use.
Controls Product Brief
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Vertical cartoner

The Triangle/Yeaman vertical cartoner from Triangle Package Machinery (Chicago, IL) has a positive in-line drive chain protected by torque-guard clutches, a rotary drive carton feed and quick-change pockets.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Precision Automation Co., Inc. (Cherry Hill, NJ): G. Fred Rexon, Sr., chairman of the board; Daniel J. Pisko, president; G. Fred Rexon, Jr., executive vp.
Controls Product Brief
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Cable containment

Igus (East Providence, RI) has introduced the Triflex(TM) thermoplastic three-axis cable carrier, designed for use with Bobst Group's (West Caldwell, NJ) folder/gluers.
Supplier News
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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.
Materials Product Brief
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Compact bundler

Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) has introduced the 1627CSS compact bundler for food and pharmaceutical applications. The self-contained, hydraulically operated unit can sleeve wrap trayed or individual products.

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