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Hot melt adhesive

Pinch-Lok(TM) 34-6610 is a new proprietary polymer hot melt adhesive for pinch-bottom, multi-wall and self-open sack (SOS) bags is available from National Starch & Chemical (Bridgewater, NJ).
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Machine Product Brief
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Thermal print engine

The SATO M-8490S OEM thermal print engine from SATO America (Sunnyvale, CA) is designed for automated labeling of small items such as pharmaceutical vials.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Industrial Dynamics Co., Ltd. (Torrance, CA) has acquired the industry rights to use and further develop Control Micro Systems' (Winter Park, FL) vector laser marking technology for the beverage and packaging industries.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Expac Corp. (Park Ridge, NJ) has opened an office in Lombard, IL, to provide improved service to its Midwest customers.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Enercon Industries Corp. (Menomonee Falls, WI): Holly Scheihing, sales and mktg. asst., Corona Treating Systems.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Linpac Plastics Ltd. (Knottingley, W. Yorkshire, England) reached an agreement in principle to acquire Viskase Corp.'s (Chicago, IL) Filmco Intl.
Materials Product Brief
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Eastman Chemical Company: MDPE coating resins

EASTACOAT resins from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) are medium-density polyethylenes for extrusion-coating applications. The materials are said to form a strong bond to polyethyleneimine-primed substrates, including polyester and nylon films, without the need for supplementary ozonation.
Machine Product Brief
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Servo-driven cartoner

The Formula 2000 Series IMC/SM is a new intermittent-motion cartoner from Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) designed with low maintenance and easy changeover in mind.
Materials Product Brief
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Ink-jet (wax) printer

The Little David VersaJet® SI is a solid ink (wax) ink-jet printer from Loveshaw (South Canaan, PA). It uses a single printhead to produce up to five lines of print on both porous and nonporous surfaces such as rigid plastic, most flexible packaging films, paper, wood and coated cartons.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Phoenix Health Care Products (Milwaukee, WI): Pete Lowry, project mgr.

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