New Products

Machine Product Brief
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F/f/s for screw-cap bags

General Packaging Equipment's (Houston, TX) line of automatic liquid vertical form/fill/seal machines can now produce bags with screw caps. Bags must be made of a heat-sealable material, and can be as large as 14" x 22".
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Machine Product Brief
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High-speed printer/applicator

The Label-Aire Model 2138-Series D high-speed printer/applicator from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) produces p-s labels ranging in size from 0.75" x 0.5" to 4.65" x 10" at a rate of 10"/sec.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printers

Matthews Intl.'s (Pittsburgh, PA) Jet-A-Mark® CIJ-6700 ink-jet printer prints small characters onto most packages. A removable hand terminal allows message programming and editing, while daily functions are controlled with a built-in interface.
Supplier News
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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.
Controls Product Brief
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Desktop color software

Pantone, Inc. (Carlstadt, NJ) announces a new version of PANTONE ColorDrive, the first application-independent desktop color palette management software.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) and DSM (Heerlen, The Netherlands) have formed a joint venture to manufacture and market Exxpol® metallocene plastomers called Dex-Plastomers V.O.F.
Materials Product Brief
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Oxygen barrier plastic

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) offers a version of calendered Barex® film from BP Chemicals with high oxygen barrier properties. Applications include food, medical device and chemically resistant packages.
Materials Product Brief
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Bag leak tester

The Pouch Integrity Tester from Goodman Packaging Equipment (Lake Forest, IL) is a bag integrity testing machine developed for the fresh vegetable industry.
Materials Product Brief
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CD packages

Plastofilm Industries (Wheaton, IL) has announced three thermoformed packages designed to hold 31/2" CD-ROM discs and 5" CDs. The 31/2" design has two snap-together parts that can be stacked for multi-disc shipping or storage, and is interchangeable as the top or bottom.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

The Indramat Div. of The Rexroth Corp. (Hoffman Estates, IL) opened Atlanta and Seattle sales and application centers.

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