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Peelable laminations

Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL) new Integra® Peel LFM laminations incorporate a coextruded blown film as an alternative to a coating as the peelable heat-seal layer for packaging applications involving radiation sterilization.
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Horizontal wrapper

The Tsi26 is an intermittent-motion trim seal horizontal wrapper from Great Lakes (Chicago, IL) suited for small or extended production runs. It can wrap packages up to 26" W with an infinite length at speeds to 40/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Polyair Packaging (Chicago, IL) opened a 156ꯠ sq' manufacturing and sales facility in Youngstown, OH.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Herrmann Ultrasonics (Schaumburg, IL) expanded its headquarters by 12ꯠ sq' and has allotted an additional 6ꯠ sq' for expected growth.
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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: Relocations, expansions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) unveiled a new logo to depict a progressive company with a commitment to worldwide growth in packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Captive Plastics, Inc. (Piscataway, NJ): Christopher Evans, mgr., mktg. and business development; Louis A. Tambini, account mgr., mid-Atlantic region.
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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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