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Print/apply labeler

Equipped with a heavy-duty motor, the V3 print/apply labeler from Hoppmann (Chantilly, VA) is an all-in-one system. It combines a microprocessor-controlled p-s labeling head with an in-line thermal printer.
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Carton sealing

The CodeTaper attachment from Better Packages (Shelton, CT) combines carton marking and sealing in one operation. It quickly creates low-cost messages and prints them directly onto gummed paper tape during the tape dispensing process.
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Shaft gear motors

New single-phase parallel shaft gear motors offer higher horsepower and torque ratings than previous versions, says manufacturer Baldor Electric (Ft.
Supplier News
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Supplier news:

Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St. Louis, MO) Industrial Packaging Div. opened a new partition plant in Covington, GA. The company's Smurfit Recycling Div.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Van Pak Corp. (Maryland Heights, MO) has acquired Newtec, Inc. (St. Louis, MO).
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Supplier news:

by 330ꯠ tons/yr. Amoco Polymers will increase its PP capacity by 250ꯠ tons/yr at its Chocolate Bayou chemical plant near Alvin, TX.
Materials Product Brief
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High-gloss inks

ElectroInk® Mark III(TM) High Gloss Inks from Indigo America (Woburn, MA) are designed to offer higher gloss and deeper saturation results, says the company.
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Productivity trends

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has released the 1997 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator. The 200-page report features analyses, graphs, charts and detailed findings.
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Supplier news: Achievements

At the unveiling of its new headquarters, the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) dedicated its new laboratories to industry pioneers Robert W.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Kerr Group, Inc. (Lancaster, PA) and Josef Wischerath GmbH (Pulheim, Germany) have entered a joint marketing agreement.

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