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Volumetric piston filler

All-Fill's (Exton, PA) Model 305 single-head volumetric piston filler is suitable for a wide range of liquids, creams, pastes and other viscous products.
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Friction feeder

Streamfeeder's (Minneapolis, MN) Silver Series S275 Universal Friction Feeder(TM) with intelligent controller and bar-code reader inserts small products like pharmaceutical leaflets and prepaid phone cards quickly and accurately.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA): Tony Caridis, president.
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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.
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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: International agreements

Plastofilm Industries, Inc. (Wheaton, IL), an Ivex Co., announced a joint venture with Allplax (Salinas, PR) to create Plastofilm PR, Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Bag and pouch making

GN Packaging Equipment (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada): Medical pouch machines, GN26MP and GN36MP, produce pouches from webs to 26" and 36" widths, respectively.

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