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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonsville, VA) will invest $29 million to expand its rigid film plants in Gordonsville and Rural Retreat, VA.
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Institute of Packaging Professionals (Herndon, VA): William R. Armstrong (of Sealed Air), chairman, transport packaging committee; James D. Southwell (of Tenneco Packaging), vice chairman; Leon Venech (of S.G.S.U.S.
Controls Product Brief
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International Paper: Bleached board

Everest® solid-bleached-sulphate board from International Paper (Purchase, NY) is designed for upscale cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Dalemark Industries Inc: Thermal-transfer printer

Dalemark Industries (Lakewood, NJ) has developed the XXTREME thermal-transfer printer for blister cards and strip and fanfold labels. Suitable for most materials, in widths from 1.2" to 6.1".
Materials Product Brief
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Slautterback Corp.: Hot melt applicator

Slautterback (Monterey, CA) has introduced the JR-5 hot melt adhesive applicator. It is a manually operated, self-contained system consisting of a melt unit and the LF Handgun attached to an electronically heated hose.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Webtron/Aquaflex (Ft. Lauderdale, FL): Frank Laughlin, vp, sales.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

EDL Packaging Engineers (Green Bay, WI): P. Jay Rivard, sales mgr., EDL North America.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Bayer Corp.'s Polymers Div. (Pittsburgh, PA) has increased capacity at its Berlin, CT, Makrofol® PC film mfg. facility.
Materials Product Brief
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Convenience Food Systems: PP sheet

A lightweight expanded PP material called XPP has been introduced by Convenience Food Systems (Avon, MA). For use as a thermoformed food tray, the material can have added to it an EVOH layer for gas barrier, thus making it suitable for MAP applications.
Machine Product Brief
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Imaging Technology Inc: Ink-jet printer

For use with small- to medium-sized operations, the Marksman(TM) 2020 from ITI (Cookeville, TN) is said to be the first ink-jet printing system capable of printing on both porous and nonporous surfaces simultaneously.

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