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Invisible bar code technology

Invisible bar code technology from Eastman Chemical (Kingsport, TN) employs inks with compositions based on near-infrared fluorophores (NIRFs). NIRFs fluoresce in the near-infrared region and are thus invisible to the naked eye.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

New Jersey Machine Inc. (Lebanon, NH) merged with Charles Lapierre Inc. (Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada) to form a holding company called NJM/CLI Packaging Systems Intl.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Great Lakes Corp. (Chicago, IL) has consolidated Chicago operations under one roof, adding 12귔 sq' to its headquarters. The company has also expanded its Palm Coast, FL, facility by 20ꯠ sq'.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Plastofilm Industries Inc. (Wheaton, IL) was acquired by Ivex Packaging Corp. (Lincolnshire, IL)
Materials Product Brief
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Crimper for cold sealing

The PSD(TM) (Polymer Sealing Device) crimper from Lako Tool & Mfg. (Perrysburg, OH) has been designed to aid cold sealing in packaging applications.
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Induction sealing on untreated glass

Enercon Industries (Menomonee Falls, WI) has developed new waxless foils that enable untreated glass jars to be induction sealed at high speeds. Previously, glass containers had to be treated in order to accept a foil inner seal.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Alloyd Co., Inc. (DeKalb, IL) is investing $5 million to expand its headquarters by adding a calendering line. Production is scheduled to begin in early 1997.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI) acquired the Material Handling Systems Div. and VantageWare Software Subsidiary of Western Atlas Inc. (Hebron, KY).
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Supplier news: International agreements

DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers (Wilmington, DE) will invest more than $15 million at its DuPont Packaging France S.A. shrink film production facility in Le Trait, France.
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Manual dumping station

Flexicon (Phillipsburg, NJ) has developed a Manual Dumping Station configured for direct connection to flexible screw conveyors. It collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers.

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