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Foam pump dispenser

Designed for hair mousse or foams, the Airspray finger pump foamer from Airspray Intl. (Pompano Beach, FL) does not use a gas propellant to create foam.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) won an award for significant technology in the 1996 R&D 100 awards competition.
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Blister packaging machine

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) will debut its redesigned six-station blister packaging machine, offering faster cycle speeds and improved operator comfort. A side-loading blister magazine is now positioned above the eject mechanism on the outside of the machine, allowing reloading while the machine is in operation.
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Product removal system

Doboy (New Richmond, WI) will exhibit the Microtronic® horizontal wrapping machine (below) with the new Pulsar(TM) automated feeder and transfer product removal system.
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Strapping machine

Dynaric (Teaneck, NJ) has introduced the DF-20 semi-automatic strapping machine designed for small manufacturers. It's the first of its kind, says the company, to be equipped with an audible cycle alert safety signal system (ACASS).
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Ink-jet printer

The 6200 Series from Linx Printing Technologies (St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, U.K.) is an ink-jet printer that offers a touch-screen control for functions such as automatic cleaning and shut-down.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 registration: Coating Sciences, Inc. (Windsor, CT); Multisorb Technologies, Inc. (Buffalo, NY); Michigan Paperboard Co. (Battle Creek, MI).
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Supplier news: International agreements

Accu-Sort Systems (Telford, PA) and Visolux Elektronik GmbH (Berlin, Germany) have formed a joint venture to service the European market.
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Clarified PP

Richards Packaging (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) now manufactures stock and custom extrusion-molded containers from a clarified grade of PP. Suited for hot fill applications, this new grade eliminates the cloudy appearance associated with products hot filled into PP containers.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Printpack, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) will close its San Leandro, CA, and Dayton, OH, converting plants, which were part of its recent acquisition of James River's (Richmond, VA) Flexible Packaging Div.

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