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Materials Product Brief
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Metallocene plastomers

Exxon Chemical (Houston, TX) has added five grades of FDA-compliant plastomers to its metallocene specialty family. They offer good breathability, clarity and enhanced sealability for packaging film production.
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Materials Product Brief
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Prestretch film carriage

The Muller® Pak-Air system from Newtec (St. Louis, MO) is a prestretch film carriage with an improved, four-sided knife cartridge that slits the film into equal sized bands.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Krones, Inc. (Franklin, WI) was presented with a supplier quality award by Cervecersqrta Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

Jefferson Smurfit Corp's (St. Louis, MO), Memphis, TN, container plant has received the Valued Supplier Award from the Kellogg Co.
Materials Product Brief
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In-line screw cappers

Designed for medium speed applications, The New Resina Corp.'s (Brooklyn, NY) NRC-30 and NRC-40 capping machines reach speeds to 150 and 250 containers/min, respectively.
Machine Product Brief
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Print-and-apply labeler

The Cimjet®300 thermal-transfer print-and-apply labeler from Griffin-Rutgers (Ronkonkoma, NY) is compact and self-contained, and uses modular label applicators for simplified changing between packaging lines.
Controls Product Brief
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Packet placer

The Model PPS-250 packet placing system with stepper motor control from George Gordon As-sociates (Nashua, NH) places a range of packet sizes at speeds to 250 cycles/ min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9000 registration: Rexam Medical Packaging's (Vernon Hills, IL), Madison, WI, Lakeville, MN, Ashland, MA, and Mundelein, IL, facilities.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Algus Packaging (DeKalb, IL): Art Gustafson, president; Dave Bauer, vp of operations; Fred Boyd, dir. of sales & mktg.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, TN) will build a PET bottle resin plant near Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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