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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: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) container plant in Philadelphia, PA.; Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Fort Worth, TX, Container Div.; GEI Mateer Burt, Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Pulp molding capabilities

Fibreform Containers (Germantown, WI) offers full-service capabilities for producing customized pulp-molded packaging products. Includes tooling and manufacturing for simple to intricate items in a variety of sizes, in short- or high-volume runs.
Machine Product Brief
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Label printing, supplies

A 28-page color catalog from Weber Marking Systems (Arlington Heights, IL) covers its complete line of label printing equipment and supplies. A variety of marking and labeling methods; blank and preprinted labels; ribbons for dot matrix printers; supplies for proper maintenance; and advancements in Weber's label design software are featured.
Materials Product Brief
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Peelable laminations

Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL) new Integra® Peel LFM laminations incorporate a coextruded blown film as an alternative to a coating as the peelable heat-seal layer for packaging applications involving radiation sterilization.
Materials Product Brief
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Horizontal wrapper

The Tsi26 is an intermittent-motion trim seal horizontal wrapper from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) suited for small or extended production runs. It can wrap packages up to 26" W with an infinite length at speeds to 40/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Elopak, Inc. (New Hudson, MI): Michael Wilcox, vp, sales, North America.
Controls Product Brief
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Source tag applicators

Label-Aire (Fullerton, CA) has developed a unique method of applying EAS tags to packages. Its low-profile applicating area and drop-down snorkels allow easy integration into most packaging lines.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (N. Kingstown, RI) for its Lumirror Div.; Sonoco Industrial Container Division's (Marietta, GA) fiber drum production plant; Atlantis Plastics, Inc.

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