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Materials Product Brief
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Sterilizable medical film

Cryovac® M312 is a PVC alternative for medical packaging from Cryovac (Duncan, SC). This multi-layered coextruded film has improved moisture retention and better performance in refrigerated conditions than PVC, says the company, with good clarity after autoclaving.
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Machine Product Brief
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Printhead design

Diagraph's (St. Louis, MO) new printhead design has a unique shape to facilitate printing at close proximity on awkwardly-shaped products or in difficult to reach locations.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

BF Goodrich (Cleveland, OH) has established an ESD materials business unit in the Specialty Plastics Group.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Ferro Corp. (Cleveland, OH): William H. Prior, dir., environmental affairs.
Materials Product Brief
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Semi-automatic feeder

Fleetwood Systems' (Romeoville, IL) Rotopak(TM) is a universal semi-automatic feeder unit that improves the efficiency of lines handling magazine-fed products.
Materials Product Brief
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Pouch packager

In response to an increased demand for larger stand-up pouches, Klockner Bartelt (Sarasota, FL) has developed a large-format pouch packager. The RPM-L horizontal pouch packager makes stand-up and zippered pouches in sizes 20% larger than the previous model--up to 9.5" x 12", with a 4" gusseted bottom.
Materials Product Brief
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Twist-off nozzle

The EZ-Change(TM) hot-melt nozzle from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) improves productivity and facilitates quick changeover. Its one-piece construction of solid brass helps keep adhesive temperatures more consistent, reducing adhesive stringing.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): W. Michael Amick, executive vp, Forest products and industrial pkg.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Fort Dearborn Lithograph Co. (Niles, IL) announced the formation of VirtualColor (Itasca, IL), a full-service packaging design and imaging company.
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Health claims

Everyone from mom to Uncle Sam urges people to eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthful diet. So why did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allow only raw fruits and vegetables to make a "healthy" claim on food labels?

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