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Pouches for sterilization

TPF-0562 film pouches from Tolas Health Care Packaging (Feasterville, PA) are made of PE and DuPont's Tyvek® to create a high-performance alternative to conventional autoclavable packaging.
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Automatic bag closer

Model 865 automatic bag closing machine from Kwik Lok (Yakima, WA) is equipped with variable-speed control for closing up to 80 bags/min. The bag-actuated machine can close any package width without adjustments.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Multisorb Technologies (Buffalo, NY) is opening a 170ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing facility and headquarters (shown) that uses the latest production systems, proprietary manufacturing processes, feature automation and computerized inventory to assure timely delivery.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Jefferson Smurfit Corp. (St. Louis, MO): John E. Straw, vp, corporate sales & mktg.; Gary L. West, vp, operations, container div.
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U.S. companies say Eco-labels have hollow echo

U.S. Trade Representative presses European Union to endorse labels with descriptive language. Threats of trade retaliation ups the ante.
Materials Product Brief
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Stretch wrap film

Intertape Polymer Group's (Danville, VA) StretchFlex stretch films are engineered to wrap uniform or irregular, light or heavy loads. Good clarity, cling properties and puncture-resistance make load identification and wrapping easy.
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In-line screw capper

The New Resina Corp. (Brooklyn, NY) will exhibit its new NRC-20 HES automatic in-line screw capper, in conjunction with distributor Peter Binder GmbH.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Smurfit Recycling Co., a div. of Jefferson Smurfit Corp., (St. Louis, MO), has purchased nearly 12 acres of land to build a new 110ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility; the company has also opened a new 120ꯠ-sq-ft recycling facility in San Jose, CA.
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Medical heat sealer

Alloyd (DeKalb, IL) has introduced two new options for its 2SM1428 Level Three two-station medical shuttle heat seal machine. Users can now measure sealing temperature at the tray flange for every cavity and view sealing pressure in lb/sq" for each tray sealed.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Matcon (Sewell, NJ) has been awarded the ISPE Environmental Initiatives Award for reduced packaging waste.

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