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Materials Product Brief
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Clear p-s labels

FLEXcon (Spencer, MA) has a no-label-look pressure-sensitive film product suitable for glass bottle applications. The OptiFLEX PP-200-HC A-32 150 poly is a 2-mil clear PP film and 1.5-mil clear polyester liner combination.
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Controls Product Brief
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Slat filler

The Model 40-24 slat filler has a 100% accuracy rate, says manufacturer DT Industries, Merrill Div. (Bristol, PA). With 100-ct tablets, it can reach speeds to 120 bottles/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Valspar Renner Packaging Coatings, Ltda. (S"o Bernardo, Brazil) is a joint venture between The Valspar Corp. (Minneapolis, MN) and Renner Herrmann S.A.
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Supplier news:

Heat and Control, Inc. (Hayward, CA) moved its headquarters to 21121 Cabot Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545; phone: 800/227-5980, fax: 510/259-0600.
Machine Product Brief
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Verification system

CCL Label (Itasca, IL) is now using AVS II automatic verification system for comprehensive inspection of all individual pharmaceutical labels during label manufacturing.
Materials Product Brief
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Vertical f/f/s machine

The L-25 Jr. vertical form/fill/seal machine uses an integral in-line fitment applicator to reduce packaging costs by as much as 70% compared to premade pouches, says manufacturer Winpak Lane (San Bernardino, CA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Berry Plastics Design Corp. (Evansville, IN) has acquired the assets of Virginia Design Packaging Corp. (Suffolk, VA).
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Crown-Simplimatic has been purchased from Crown Cork & Seal (Philadelphia, PA) by investors Jerry L. East, B. Douglas Goodell, James W. Parker and Key Equity Capital.
Materials Product Brief
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Vegetable oil bottles

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has added the 1귔-mL size to its line of glass bottles. These rounded square bottles, also available in stock sizes of 500 mL and 1ꯠ mL, are especially suitable for vegetable oils.
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Moisture indicator cards

Humonitor® Humidity Indicator Cards display the relative humidity percentage, up to 60%, within a sealed container or closed space. The expanded line from Multisorb Technologies (Amherst, NY) now includes single-dot, three-dot, four-dot and six-dot cards that change color from blue to pink to indicate an unsealed container and/or damaging level of humidity.

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