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Bar code verification systems

Minnesota Automation (Crosby, MN) offers bar code verification and placer systems for pharmaceutical package inserts. Systems place inserts directly into packages or into bins.
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Continuous-motion case packer

Hartness (Greenville, SC) has introduced the OctoPack(TM) continuous-motion case packer. It packs plastic or glass containers of most shapes and sizes into a range of case types, including RSCs, corrugated trays, tab lock trays, and soft drink or dairy-type cases with or without partitions, of any depth.
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Pad printing ink

Marabu Tampastar TPR from Autoroll Machine (Middleton, MA) is a high-gloss, quick-drying one-part pad printing ink that is particularly resistant to chemicals and solvents.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., an affiliate of Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO) opened a 61ꯠ-sq' recycling facility in Renton, WA.
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Glass packaging periodical

The Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) has released Packaging & Marketing 2000 (P&M 2000), a 4-color periodical that offers food and beverage marketers and packagers facts and information while highlighting glass packaging innovations.
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Supplier news: International agreements

A strategic alliance was announced between Robert Bosch in Germany and Elopak a.s. in Norway to launch a new aseptic pouch packaging system for milk and fruit juices.
Materials Product Brief
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Custom chemical labels

Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) offers p-s label stock for chemical labeling applications such as drum identification. Labels can be customized to withstand most environments, or given a UV-resistant coating to meet OSHA regulations.
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Beverage closures

White Cap, Inc. (Downers Grove, IL) has unveiled a new, eight-page color brochure providing an overview of the refreshment beverage and closure business, with articles on sales trends and marketing techniques.
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Container sourcebook

O. Berk Co. (Union, NJ) announced the publication of The Container Sourcebook, a complete catalog of packaging containers, closures, and services.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Ivex Packaging Corp. (Lincolnshire, IL) has acquired CFI Industries Inc. (Wheaton, IL) for about $18 million.

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