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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Huntsman Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) has acquired United Films Corp. (Bloomington, IN), a manufacturer of high-barrier multilayer coextruded films.
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Bar coding ink

Barcode Ink from FoxJet (Arlington, TX) has been formulated to produce darker, higher-quality bar codes and images on both brown and white corrugated containers.
Machine Product Brief
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Portable and tabletop mailing solutions

On July 1, 1996, the United States Postal Service announced new discount incentives requiring bar code tray labels. Monarch Marking Systems (Dayton, OH) has published portable and tabletop mailing solutions that comply with new postal regulations.
Machine Product Brief
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In-line skin packager

Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH) has added touch-screen controls to its Auto Skin-Trim in-line skin-packaging machine. Designed for high-volume skin packaging using 18" x 24" master cards, it operates at speeds in excess of 10 cycles/min.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. (Lincoln, RI): Patrick B. Feeney, sales engineer.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Wexxar Corp. (Naperville, IL): Hans Schouten, dir., Eastern sales.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

Below are a few of many packaging-related web sites available to cyber-surfers in the packaging community. We'll publish more as space permits. Remember, type http:// in front of each address.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) has expanded its Hendersonville hot melt adhesives plant by 30%.
Materials Product Brief
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Thermoformed containers

Clamshells and two-piece packaging can be custom-thermoformed by Capco Plastics (El Paso, TX). Made of either PVC or Eastar(TM) PETG copolyester from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN), they can be produced in thicknesses from 7.5 to 40 mil, in sizes beginning at 2" sq.
Machine Product Brief
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Sleeve cartoner

The 6BC-400 is a high/variable-speed, automatic-load, horizontal sleeve cartoning machine from ADCO Manufacturing (Sanger, CA). It allows automatic indexing and carton loading of one-piece trayed or bagged products at speeds to 400 cartons/min.

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