New Products

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Glass bottles

Demptos Glass (Louisville, KY) has added new shapes to its line of multi-colored glass bottle containers. Several colors and coating variations are possible.
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Packaging web sites

Remember, type http:// in front of each address. AlliedSignal www.asresin.com Alvey Systems www.alvey.com Bar Code Systems www.bcs1.com GEI Intl. www.gei-int.com Multisorb Technologies www.multisorb.com Shell Chemical www.shellchemical.com
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL) signed a definitive agreement to purchase Astro-Valcour, Inc. (Glens Falls, NY) from KNP BT (Amsterdam, the Netherlands).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ReedSpectrum (Holden, MA) and GretagMacbeth (New Windsor, NY) are working together to provide a Color Matching Expert System.
Machine Product Brief
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Portable sealer

Enercon (Menomonee Falls, WI) will debut a semi-automatic portable induction sealer at the show. The sealer is designed to cycle when a bottle is placed into it, and automatically shuts off once the sealing cycle is completed.
Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) will debut a new shrink film, LD-935. This coextruded thin film offers performance characteristics of heavyweight films in downgauged versions of 30 and 45 ga.
Controls Product Brief
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Parcel shipping scale

Mettler-Toledo (Worthington, OH) has introduced a new low-cost, all-purpose parcel shipping (PS) scale. It has a range of 0 to 150 lb. It's rugged enough, says the company, to withstand a 300% static overload.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Nordson Corp. (Amherst, OH): Robert Zajac, gen. mgr. of subsidiary Mountaingate Eng., Inc. (Campbell, CA).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Rennco, Inc. (Homer, MI): John F. Fisher, COO.
Materials Product Brief
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Corrugated case printer

Kiwi Coders (Wheeling, IL) will demonstrate its Flat Corrugated Case Printer. Using a two-roller flexographic inking system, it prints bar codes and other variable information at speeds to 50 cases/min.

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