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Machine Product Brief
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Label printer/applicator

The Model 8221 standard label printer/applicator from Matthews Intl. (Pittsburgh, PA) is designed for high-volume, long run applications. It accommodates a 16" OD label roll, and prints and applies up to 120 labels/min, depending on label size.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

International Paper (Purchase, NY): David W. Oskin, executive vp for consumer pkg. and specialty industrial products.
Controls Product Brief
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Heart-shaped bottle

Clinton Packaging (St. Louis, MO) has introduced a heart-shaped bottle for the gourmet food and specialty product market. The glass bottles are available in 250- and 750-mL sizes.
Materials Product Brief
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Cheese overwrap film

Designed to replace conventional overwrap films for cheese, Cryovac's (Duncan, SC) BDF-4000 is a high-barrier film with built-in oxygen and aroma barriers.
Materials Product Brief
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Hot melt applicator

The Mod-Plus(TM) Marathon BF automatic applicator from ITW Dynatec (Hendersonville, TN) uses a large internally heated filter that is said to virtually eliminate plugged nozzles that result in downtime and product rejects.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: International agreements

Jefferson Smurfit Group plc (Dublin, Ireland) announced that Smurfit Ireland and UK have established a joint venture with the Singapore-based New Toyo Group to manufacture folding cartons.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

ISO 9002 certification: Challenge, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN); Gulf States Paper Corp.'s (Tuscaloosa, AL) Waco, TX, plant; Jefferson Smurfit Corp.'s (St.
Materials Product Brief
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Seven-layer coextruded film

Curwood (Oshkosh, WI) has introduced ICE(TM) (internal coolant exchange) 9300, a new seven-layer high-barrier coextruded flexible film. It provides haze-free clarity, color fade protection and longer shelf life, says the company.
Materials Product Brief
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Desiccants

Tri-Sorb® desiccant tablets from United Desiccants (Louisville, KY) provide the same adsorption strength as standard desiccants, but take only a fraction of the space.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

York Tape and Label Co. (York, PA) broke ground for its new 153ꯠ-sq-ft, state-of-the-art plant for production and printing of p-s labels, as well as the machine systems div.

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