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Static dissipative film

American Mirrex (New Castle, DE) has introduced Mirrex 7002, a clear, static-dissipative vinyl film for use in thermoforming ESD trays, clamshells and blisters.
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Smart labels fight counterfeiters and provide product assurance

The problem: In California earlier this year, a number of alert young mothers noticed something disturbingly different about the powdered infant formula they were giving their babies.
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Steel eyes the aluminum beverage can market

This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
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Steel producers target canned foods

Feeling profitable and optimistic, steel producers work to expand demand in containers by new promotional education campaign aimed at consumers.
With a case erected and waiting, the packer pushes 12 cartridges into the box before it is transferred back to the line for seal
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Automation 'sticks' to adhesive packager

A complete new line, from unscrambler to pallet stretch wrapping, lets Pratt & Lambert United automate production of top-selling large adhesive cartridges.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Twinpak, Inc. (Quebec, Canada) is now the exclusive sales rep in Canada for Teledyne Packaging's (Chester, PA) line of collapsible tubes and closures.
A robotic arm (top) dispenses liquid foam into the center of an outer corrugated shipper. An automated product placer, using ar
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Waterford's protection yields crystal clear benefits

By automating use of foam cushioning, Waterford Wedgwood protects $235 million worth of crystal and decorative ceramic pieces. Operational efficiency goes up, too.
Holographic labels provide competitive differentiation for Lime-O-Sol?s product additions.
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Giving your package the works

Household product manufacturer Lime-O-Sol gives its new products a distinctive dual-chambered bottle and a holographic label to gain market share.
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Air bubble cushioning

Astro-Cell® PE air bubble cushioning products from Astro-Valcour (Glen Falls, NY) contain a minimum 15% of post-consumer recycled plastics by weight, says the company.
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Metallocene polyolefin foam

Metallocene polyolefin foams from Sentinel Products (Hyannis, MA) combine the ease of fabrication and processing of crosslinked PE foams with the enhanced physical properties of elastomeric foams for a low-cost alternative for void-fill packaging of laptop computers and other electronic products.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Stokes-Merrill Corp. (Bristol, PA) and MAC, South America will jointly develop, manufacture, and market a line of blister machines for the pharmaceutical industry.
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High-temp label stock

ScotchMark(TM) 3921 is a high temperature label stock for thermal transfer printing from 3M (St. Paul, MN). Made of 3-mil cast acrylic, it can handle operating temperatures to 450°F, flash temperatures to 550°F, immersion in solvents, abrasion cycling, flagging on contoured surfaces, as well as extended exposure to weather or UV light.
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Injection-molding meets special needs

A newly available injection grade of Barex® modified acrylonitrile resin from BP Chemicals (Cleveland, OH) allowed Cheil Foods of Seoul, South Korea, to introduce its bonka bean and chili pastes in clear, glass-like, unbreakable containers providing a one-year shelf life.
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Foodservice product hits club stores

When Buffalo, NY-based food producer Rich Products decided to downsize its cinnamon raisin biscuits from a foodservice to a retail package, it faced two key challenges.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Hampel Corp. (Germantown, WI) plans to expand thermoforming capabilities by adding 20ꯠ sq ft to its present facility.
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Automated pouch placer

The PD-202 pouch dispenser with neck hanger attachment from Austin-Gordon Design (Nashua, NH) places pouches containing promotional pieces or coupons onto bottles in-line.
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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.

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