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Materials Product Brief
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Shrink film

EXL FILM(TM) XPE-44, an LDPE-based shrink film from Intertape Polymer Group (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), has higher hot and cold slip levels to facilitate package insertion and removal from master cartons.
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Materials Product Brief
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Labeling system

The LabelShot(TM) is a new labeling system from Imtec (Bellows Falls, VT). It consists of a stand-alone thermal-transfer printer and a label applicator.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Cincinnati Milacron Plastics Machinery Group (Batavia, OH): Robert P. Willenborg, sales engineer.
Controls Product Brief
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Video-conferencing support

R.A. Jones (Cincinnati, OH) is offering live video-conferencing through its Customer Support Services and Knowledge-Based Services(TM) departments. Videoconferencing enables Jones personnel to identify and confirm parts, troubleshoot machine operation, and demonstrate packaging solutions by engaging in real-time communications via personal computers using collaboration software.
Materials Product Brief
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P-s labeler

Accraply's (Hopkins, MN) Model 935PW is a new labeler designed to apply paper, film, or thin-film p-s labels to rectangular and cylindrical containers used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Machine Product Brief
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Tape cartridge

The Easy-Taper side-load tape cartridge from EZ-Tek Industries (Deer Park, NY) is for use with 2"- and 3"-W p-s tape. It's supplied in new Easy-Taper case sealers and can be retrofitted into most manufacturers' case sealers, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Directory of converters

The Directory of Label and Package Converters, 1997 edition, has been published by Jelmar Publishing (Plainview, NY), in conjunction with the Label-Pack Converting Institute.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9001 certification: Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) container plant in Philadelphia, PA.; Green Bay Packaging, Inc. (Green Bay, WI) for its Fort Worth, TX, Container Div.; GEI Mateer Burt, Inc.
Controls Product Brief
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Pulp molding capabilities

Fibreform Containers (Germantown, WI) offers full-service capabilities for producing customized pulp-molded packaging products. Includes tooling and manufacturing for simple to intricate items in a variety of sizes, in short- or high-volume runs.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

HK Systems (New Berlin, WI): D. J. "Jim" Pratt, vp, von Gal® palletizer operations.

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