New Products

Materials Product Brief
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Heat seal technology

Perfecseal (Philadelphia, PA) has introduced PerfecFlex(TM) CPT (Clean-Peel Transfer) heat sealant. This new polymeric material can be laminated to or extrusion-coated onto a variety of films.
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Materials Product Brief
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LLDPE polymer

Made in a gas-phase process, MXSTEN polymers from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are characterized by an extra low density of 0.905 and unusually high dart-impact and tear strength.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) and Rexene Corp. (Dallas, TX) have entered into a merger agreement whereby Huntsman will acquire all outstanding shares of Rexene common stock.
Controls Product Brief
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Plastic bag

A high-clarity, scratch-free PP bag has been introduced by Minnesota Contract Packaging (Apple Valley, MN). The Tag-Bag® is available with a peel seal and header as well as a top hole punch that makes the bag suitable for peg display.
Machine Product Brief
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Thermal-transfer label printer

Designed for industrial environments, the Zebra 105Se thermal- transfer printer from Diagraph (St. Louis, MO) prints labels up to 4.5" W, making it suitable for product, pallet, parts and inventory/shelf labeling in warehouses.
Controls Product Brief
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Versatile labeler

MMI Automated Systems (Savanna, IL) has introduced the LM-1000, a semi-automatic tabletop labeler that can serve as a label dispenser, tamp applicator, round-product applicator and wraparound (flag) applicator.
Materials Product Brief
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Bagging system

The new Sprint bagger from the SidePouch(TM) Div. of Automated Packaging Systems (Streetsboro, OH) will debut at WestPack. Its unique features-including a rectangular bag opening, adjustable rails and the ability to handle multiple bags simultaneously-make it especially suitable for hard-to-package kit items.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Fabri-Kal Corp. (Kalamazoo, MI): Mark J. Graff, vp, sales and mktg.
Materials Product Brief
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Header card applicator

Action Packaging Automation (Roosevelt, NJ) has introduced an automatic machine that applies header cards to packages. Said to be up to four times faster than manual methods, the Autocard system allows one operator to apply header cards to pouches at rates to 30 pouches/min.
Controls Product Brief
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Print/apply labeler

Equipped with a heavy-duty motor, the V3 print/apply labeler from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is an all-in-one system. It combines a microprocessor-controlled p-s labeling head with an in-line thermal printer.

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