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Color guides

The 1996 edition of the Pantone® (Carl-stadt, NJ) Color Refer-ence guide is now available. As exposure to light or prolonged contact may cause fading or discoloration of these guides, the company recommends that they be updated annually to assure color accuracy.
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Materials Product Brief
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Flexible composite package

Designed by Sonoco Products (Hartsville, SC) as an alternative to stand-up flexible pouches and bag-in-box packaging, the Can-O-Bag is a lightweight container constructed of a spiral-wound body ply with a spiral or convolute label.
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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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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: Appointments, promotions

Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC): John J. Ghaznavi, Chairman of the GPI Board of Trustees.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ACX Technologies, Inc. (Golden, CO) announced its intent to merge Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) with Gravure Packaging, Inc. (Richmond, VA).
Controls Product Brief
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Filling system

The Modulebloc(TM) filling system from Automated Production Systems (New Freedom, PA) fills cylindrical or oval-shaped containers at speeds to 125/min.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Klockner Bartelt Medipak (Sarasota, FL) has formed a new business unit for system integration of packaging machinery for the food/chemical industries; David Miller has been appointed vp, pkg.
Materials Product Brief
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Four-side seal machine for medical device pouches

Doyen Medipharm (Morris Plains, NJ) has introduced a fully automated electronic four-side seal machine for high-speed pouching of medical devices. Combined with the manufacturer's flexographic package printing system, the machine can package a range of medical products into sterile pouches, and print a 12" x 12" area on-line, at speeds over 250 containers/min.
Materials Product Brief
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Aseptic screw cap fitment

International Paper (Memphis, TN) has introduced a screw cap for aseptic liter liquid containers. The Aseptic Liter Fitment is a counter-rotating device that breaks the foil seal found on liquid aseptic packages.

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