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Temperature-sensitive film for fresh produce

Apio Inc. Value Added Group of Guadalupe, CA, is among the first companies to use a new technology for fresh-cut produce packaging. Developed by Landec (Menlo Park, CA), the Intellipac(TM) technology is based on an unusual "side chain crystallizable" polymer having an internal "temperature switch." At elevated temperatures, when respiring produce needs more oxygen, the polymer becomes more permeable, allowing the necessary oxygen in.
Materials Product Brief
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Slip masterbatch

Product 100907 is a new slip masterbatch for polyolefins from Ampacet (Tarrytown, NY). Product 100907 contains 5% of a modified amide and is specifically developed for water-based ink or sealing and laminating applications in which conventional slip additives may result in adhesion problems.
Machine Product Brief
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Ink-jet printer literature

The Jet-A-Mark® IP*9100 ink-jet printer is featured in a color data page from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA). The literature sheet highlights the installation, operation, ink system and graphics of the characters available from the IP*9100.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Universal Folding Box Co., Inc. (Hoboken, NJ) and SLM Manufacturing Corp. (Somerset, NJ) announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market combination plastic/paperboard packaging.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Desiccare, Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) opened a second manufacturing facility in Richland, MS.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

GEI Mateer Burt, Inc. (Wayne, PA) began manufacturing the PPM line of p-s labelers, which was formerly manufactured by GEI Ashford in the U.K.
Materials Product Brief
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Iron supplement regs

An informative packet from Hueck Foils (Manasquan, NJ) is designed to help manufacturers of iron-containing supplements comply with the new FDA regulations that require unit-dose packaging to prevent accidental ingestion by children.
Controls Product Brief
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Machine vision system

The SmartImage Sensor from DVT (Norcross, GA) inspects for presence/absence, orientation, position and size. FrameWork 1.2, a Windows®-based software user interface, allows subpixel measurement and math computation skills.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Videojet Systems Intl., Inc. (Wood Dale, IL) received the 1996 Outstanding Member Company award from the Northern Illinois Business Assn., Wilmette, IL.

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