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Printable thermal films

THERMLfilm SELECT 21940 is a 2-mil, gloss topcoated, thermal-transfer printable white polyester p-s film from FLEXcon (Spencer, MA). Its adhesive bonds well to metal and plastics having low surface energy, offering a combination of high tack, high peel and high shear that resists cold flow and ooze for increased efficiency in dispensing and die cutting.
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Compact cartoner

The Series 460 compact cartoning machine from Scandia Packaging Machinery (Clifton, NJ) uses the Rapid Adjustment Package (RAP) for rapid changeovers of carton sizes.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

KNP BT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is discussing the sale of its worldwide flexible and protective plastic packaging activities to Pactiv Inc. (Evanston, IL).
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Decaser

A new decaser from A-B-C Packaging (Tarpon Springs, FL) offers quick, no-tool changeover without change parts for all but the most extreme case or bottle size changes.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Systech (Cranbury, NJ) and BWI Inex (Clearwater, FL) entered a 10-year agreement to provide advanced inspection systems for the packaging industry, beginning with an initial delivery of 50 Systech TIPS(TM) Vision systems.
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Oxygen absorber card

The Ageless® oxygen absorber from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (New York, NY) is now available in a card format that doubles as a backing card when used within a package.
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Intermediate bulk container

MacMillan Bloedel (Marietta, GA) has announced that its SpaceKraft II intermediate bulk container has received UN/DOT certification for Group II hazardous solids.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Lansmont Corp. (Monterey, CA) moved its corporate headquarters to Ryan Ranch Research Park, 17 Mandeville Ct., Monterey, CA 93940, phone 408/655-6600; fax 408/655-6606.
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CD-ROM packaging

Automated Packaging Systems' (Streetsboro, OH) new Autobag® CD-ROM Infeed packaging system is capable of packaging over 55 single disc bags/min.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) relocated to a larger facility at 2910 Expressway Drive South, Islandia, NY 11722, phone 800/678-3221; fax 516/842-5220.

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