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Tear-strips on shrink bands and sleeves

Reynolon® PVC shrink film sleeves and TE neck bands, available from Reynolds Metals (Richmond, VA), can be made to order with an easy-open tear-strip that features a specially designed pull tab.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Nordson Corp. (Westlake, OH) has purchased the shares of Spectral Technology Group Ltd. (Slough, England).
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Label specifications

Steven Label Corp. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has introduced Label Engineering Principles & Guidelines, a comprehensive guide designed to show engineers how to create label specifications without errors.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Sonoco Products Co.'s Industrial Container Div. (Hartsville, SC) is opening a new plastic drum manufacturing facility in Hazleton, PA.
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Vertical bagger/wrapper

The Maxima® vertical packaging system from Ampak (Anderson, SC) uses center-folded film to package items in PE bags or shrink films at speeds to 40 packages/ min.
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Metallic ribbons

QuickLabel Systems (Warwick, RI) has developed metallic thermal-transfer ribbons made with resin-based ink formulations. Compatible with most coated paper label stocks, with high smudge-and scratch-resistance, says the company.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Libby Perszyk Kathman (Cincinnati, OH), Nancy Goodfellow mgr., client services.
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End loader and carton closer

Bradman-Lake (Charlotte, NC) will unveil its new Challenger SL 302 automatic end-loader and top-load carton closer at interpack. The SL 302 uses an adjustable magazine gate to adjust height of carton hopper to produce up to 300 cartons/min.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

H. B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, MN) intends to purchase the adhesives business of Eastman Chemical Co.
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Bell-shaped ovals

Fenton, Weber & Jones Packaging (Tonawanda, NY) has introduced a line of bell-shaped oval containers with gold-colored closures. Available in 125-, 250-, 300-, 350-, and 500-mL with a 24/415 finish.

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