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Oxygen absorber card

The Ageless® oxygen absorber from Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (New York, NY) is now available in a card format that doubles as a backing card when used within a package.
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Intermediate bulk container

MacMillan Bloedel (Marietta, GA) has announced that its SpaceKraft II intermediate bulk container has received UN/DOT certification for Group II hazardous solids.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Great Lakes Packaging Corp. (Germantown, WI): Jeff Craig, product mgr., graphics accounts; LeRoy Schramm, planning mgr., new product development.
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Luminescence sensor

The LUT 3-8 luminescence sensor from SICK Optic-Electronic (Eden Prairie, MN) combines high switching frequency and a fast response time with the convenience of a semiconductor UV light source and a more compact design.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Testing Machines Inc. (Islandia, NY) relocated to a larger facility at 2910 Expressway Drive South, Islandia, NY 11722, phone 800/678-3221; fax 516/842-5220.
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High-slip film and sheet

PETG 31 is a new high-slip polyester film and sheet from Klockner Pentaplast (Gordonville, VA) with an internal denesting additive that provides easy, silicone-free removal from molds and separation of thermoformed parts.
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Hot melt with desiccant

DesiMax(TM) SLF (sorbent loaded film) from Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) uses a patent-pending technology for blending desiccants into a variety of hot melts so that moisture can be adsorbed into packaging.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

SWF Machinery (Sanger, CA) acquired McDowell Intl. Packaging Systems (Orlando, FL). The company will be known as SWF McDowell and will continue to operate from the manufacturing plant in Orlando, FL.
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Tamp-blow applicator

Label-Aire's (Fullerton, CA) Model 2114ST patented tamp-blow applicator is now available with an advanced stepper design and quick-change pad and manifold assemblies.
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Final score for '96: Productivity gains 41, productivity losses 6

Of 516 responses to the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator Survey, more than four in ten (41%) report productivity improvements in 1996, compared to just 6% who say their companies experienced losses in productivity.

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