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Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

XPE-72 is a soft shrink, polyolefin film from Intertape Polymer (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) that offers low shrink force to prevent package crushing or distortion.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news:

ID Technology Corp. (Ft. Worth, TX) has opened a Southeast regional office in Atlanta, GA.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Packaging Machinery Service Co. (Lithonia, GA) and Econo Pak mbH (Walluf, Germany) have formed a strategic alliance for the exchange of technical, engineering, marketing and business information.
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.
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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