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Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt adhesive

Pinch-Lok(TM) 34-6610 is a new proprietary polymer hot melt adhesive for pinch-bottom, multi-wall and self-open sack (SOS) bags is available from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ).
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Machine Product Brief
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Thermal print engine

The SATO M-8490S OEM thermal print engine from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for automated labeling of small items such as pharmaceutical vials.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Carrie Budde, customer service rep.; Diane Knop, customer service rep.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Automated Packaging Systems, Inc. (Streetsboro, OH) has received European CE machinery standards certification for its packaging machinery products.
Controls Product Brief
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Surface treater

The Two-Headed Dyne-A-Mite(TM) Plasma Surface Treater from Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) has been redesigned for improved adhesion on bottles or other molded containers.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Linpac Plastics Ltd. (Knottingley, W. Yorkshire, England) reached an agreement in principle to acquire Viskase Corp.'s (Chicago, IL) Filmco Intl.
Materials Product Brief
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Eastman Chemical Company: MDPE coating resins

EASTACOAT resins from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are medium-density polyethylenes for extrusion-coating applications. The materials are said to form a strong bond to polyethyleneimine-primed substrates, including polyester and nylon films, without the need for supplementary ozonation.
Machine Product Brief
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Servo-driven cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series IMC/SM is a new intermittent-motion cartoner from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) designed with low maintenance and easy changeover in mind.
Materials Product Brief
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Ink-jet (wax) printer

The Little David VersaJet® SI is a solid ink (wax) ink-jet printer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA). It uses a single printhead to produce up to five lines of print on both porous and nonporous surfaces such as rigid plastic, most flexible packaging films, paper, wood and coated cartons.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Greif Bros. Corp. (Delaware, OH) will consolidate its operations, effective November 1, by merging most of the company's wholly owned subsidiaries and all operating divisions into either Greif Bros.

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