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Thermoformed clamshells

Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced 16 stock sizes of thermoformed clamshells with a J-hook merchandising option. Made of PVC, they are available in 15- and 20-ga thicknesses.
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Adhesive nozzles

Nozzletech (Orlando, FL) has introduced a series of "tee"- and "ribbon"-type extrusion nozzles for both hot melt and cold adhesive.
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Open-head plastic drum

Sonoco Products (Marietta, GA) has introduced an open-head plastic drum designed for use in shipping and storing hazardous materials. Made of HMWHDPE, the OT-55 drum is a straight-sided, 55-gal reusable container, offering an alternative to the open-head DOT 17H steel drum.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer enhancement

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) anounced that 300 dpi resolution is now available as an option on the Value-Line(TM) 105S thermal-transfer bar-code printer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Elopak, Inc. (New Hudson, MI): Les Pape, senior vp.; Jim Succio, vp, sales and mktg., U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean.
Controls Product Brief
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Foam pump dispenser

Designed for hair mousse or foams, the Airspray finger pump foamer from Airspray Intl. (Pompano Beach, FL) does not use a gas propellant to create foam.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

As a result of the European merger of the rigid film businesses of Klockner Pentaplast and Hoechst's Kalle Hartfoilen (Wiesbaden, Germany), the U.S.
Controls Product Brief
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Bottle plate technology

Krones (Franklin, WI) has introduced servo-controlled bottle plate technology, designed to replace traditionally engineered and manufactured cams and to provide accurate label placement on uniquely shaped bottles.
Controls Product Brief
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Digital case printer

Model DCP 3200-V1 digital case printer from Iconotech (Buffalo Grove, IL) incorporates a vacuum feed system enabling it to handle a range of cases, including corrugated, single sheets, die cuts, wraparounds and trays.
Machine Product Brief
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Digital labeling

CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.

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