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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.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Zebra Technologies Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL): C. Jay Elwood, dir., sales.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Co. (Niles, IL) acquired Nierman Printing Co. (Chicago, IL).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Automated Container Sales Corp. (Toledo, OH): Bob Morrison, president.
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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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Drum reconditioning

National Packaging Services (Ridgefield, NJ) can retest and recondition stainless-steel drums to meet U.N. packaging specifications for hazardous materials.

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