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  • Volkmann Launches New Website

    October 17, 2016

    Volkmann Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance vacuum conveying systems for the transport of fine food powders, chemicals, granules, pellets, tablets, and other small components in lean, dense, or plug flow conditions, has launched a new website to more fully represent the company...

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  • Blue Sage Acquires Magnum Systems

    October 17, 2016

    Lower middle-market private equity firm Blue Sage Capital announces the recently completed acquisition of Magnum Systems Inc.   Headquartered in Kansas City, with an additional manufacturing facility in Parsons, KS, Magnum, through its Taylor Products and Smoot brands, is a leading...

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  • Net Weigh Scales: The Heart of Packaging Profitability

    October 4, 2016

    Net weigh scales packaging .5- to 100-lb bags are a commonly used filler in applications across the powder and bulk solids industry. They are frequently integrated into a FFS automated bagging system. Net weigh scales can also be quite effective in a manual operation where the container may be jugs...

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  • Rigid Bulk Packaging Demand to Hit $7.2B in US by 2020

    September 30, 2016

    A new study by market research firm The Freedonia Group predicts that “a favorable production outlook for chemicals and pharmaceuticals” will fuel growing demand in the United States for rigid bulk packaging through 2020. The researchers expect domestic demand to grow by 3.3% annually...

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  • Flexicon Opens New Office in Germany

    September 30, 2016

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Aschaffenburg, Germany to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Germany, it was announced by Keith Bourton, managing director.      "The Aschaffenburg location will...

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  • Dosing Screw Fills Packages, Bottles, Bags, Tubs

    September 29, 2016

    For filling packages, bottles, bags, or tubs during process, the Van Beek dosing screw is effective in the chemical and food industry. For volumetric weighing the number of revolutions determines the dosing. There are different options for determining how many revolutions the screw must make. Van...

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  • Dow Launches First Pack Studios in North America

    September 26, 2016

    The Dow Chemical Co.’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) business opened its first Pack Studios focused on laminating adhesive in North America, which is the company’s seventh Pack Studios location globally. This announcement follows the opening of Pack Studios Singapore...

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  • Flexicon Introduces Wide-Inlet Bulk Bag Filler

    September 22, 2016

    A new wide-inlet bulk bag filler from Flexicon allows rapid filling and passage of large, moist, or dense chunks and semi-solid materials into open or duffle-top bulk bags.         The unit features powered height adjustment of the cantilevered fill head to accommodate...

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  • Tubular Form Fill Seal Technology on the Rise

    September 22, 2016

    If you’re looking for a machine for filling bulk products up to 100lb into open mouth plastic, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) bags, today’s tubular form fill and seal (FFS) systems may offer some distinct advantages. This article looks at some of the reasons why tubular FFS technology...

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  • Posibin Helps Packaging Station Triple Output

    September 20, 2016

    A prominent bakery-ingredient processing facility custom formulates mixes that are blended and packaged for distribution to other food processors, retail, wholesale, and supermarket bakeries, and chain restaurants.   The Process A variety of dry baking ingredients, including flours,...

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