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Materials Product Brief
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Printed desiccant bags

United Desiccants (Belen, NM) now offers four-color printing on its Container Dri® line of desiccant bags. This allows company logos and graphics to be display-ed on the white front panel of the desiccant bag.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (Washington, DC) has moved to 1101 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, phone: 202/828-2328; fax: 202/828-2488.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Amgraph Packaging, Inc. (Versailles, CT): Kenneth A. Fontaine, mgr., new product development and mktg. services; Judy Hershberger, sales development rep.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc. (Gordonsville, VA) began a $30 million expansion that will double its annual rigid film and sheet capacity to 100 million lb.
Controls Product Brief
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Packaging web sites

The stampede onto the Internet by the packaging community shows no signs of slowing. A variety of information can be gleaned from these sites, many of which offer immediate, technical information.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrapper for printers

The Lan-ringer® stretch packaging system from Lantech (Louisville, KY) is designed to replace metal banding and hand wrapping to reduce labor and injuries, and to improve load protection of printed newspaper supplements.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) received the Supplier Innovation Award from General Mills, Minneapolis, MN.
Controls Product Brief
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Cable carriers

E-Z Chain cable carriers from igus (E. Providence, RI) are designed with a split crossbar along the inner or outer radius for quick installation or removal of cables and hoses, without any tools.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Associated Packaging Equipment Corp. (Markham, Ontario, Canada) will sell and service the full range of rotary p-s labeling machines manufactured by Nuova BRB (Porto Mantovano, Italy).
Machine Product Brief
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Conveyor manual

HK Systems, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) has released a Conveyor Technical Manual detailing the capabilities and specifications of conveyor systems. These include materials handling systems integration capabilities, such as sortation devices, conveyors, automated storage and retrieval systems, software and controls.

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