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Honeycomb dispensing system

Flextra Matic On-Line® is a new dispensing system for Astro-Valcour's (Glens Falls, NY) Flextra honeycomb cushioning system. Designed for high-volume lines, the system offers nine product options (up to three plies with or without top and/or bottom sheets).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Unisource Worldwide, Inc. (Berwyn, PA): Richard H. Bogan, sr vp, CEO.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Trexel, Inc. (Woburn, MA) is working with Alusuisse-Lonza (Zurich, Switzerland) to develop microcellular foam products. The first commercial product from the partnership will be introduced by Alusuisse-Lonza by the end of 1997.
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Kalamazoo Label Co. (Kalamazoo, MI); Marpac Industries, Inc. (Waldwick, NJ) for its Kingston, NY, facility; Chesapeake Display and Packaging Co.
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Hoppmann Corp.: Print/apply system

Model V4 203/300 is an economical print/apply system tailored specifically for case and box applications, says manufacturer Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA).
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PEN cap liner

A cap lining material that includes polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) is believed to be the first cap liner to use Kaladex(TM) film from ICI Polyester. The liner is available from Tri-Seal (Blauvelt, NY) and is suitable for PET bottles and PEN polymer bottles.
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Friction feeder

The Streamfeeder (Minneapolis, MN) Silver Series S850 Universal Friction Feeder(TM) uses patented technology to provide product separation and singulation.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI): Walid Eid, regional sales mgr., Caribbean and Central America.
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Nissel strongly defends sheet extrusion

The companies that calender plastic resin into sheet for packaging applications managed to "pull the wool" over the usually perceptive eyes of PW editors, according to Frank Nissel.
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Intermediate bulk container

Consisting of a metal frame and pallet with sides that are food-grade molded virgin PP, the Pallecon 330 from TNT Container Logistics (Franklin Park, IL) can hold the equivalent of six 55-gal drums.

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