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Combination labeler

Krones (Franklin, WI) will premiere its Multimatic combination labeler at Pack Expo. Its labeling stations operate at speeds to 1겨 containers/min.
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Open-head plastic drum

Sonoco Products (Marietta, GA) has introduced an open-head plastic drum designed for use in shipping and storing hazardous materials. Made of HMWHDPE, the OT-55 drum is a straight-sided, 55-gal reusable container, offering an alternative to the open-head DOT 17H steel drum.
Machine Product Brief
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Bar code printer enhancement

Zebra Technologies (Vernon Hills, IL) anounced that 300 dpi resolution is now available as an option on the Value-Line(TM) 105S thermal-transfer bar-code printer.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

American Packaging (Rochester, NY) will build a flexographic printing plant in Story City, IA.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Krones (Franklin, WI): Jim Soenke, regional sales mgr., IL, IA, WI, SD, ND.
Controls Product Brief
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Membrane sealer

The metFoil® Sealer from Frei (Wittenbach, Switzerland) is an aluminum membrane sealing machine for welded cans with curled flanges. Foil rollstock is first uncoiled and a tear tab affixed.
Supplier News
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Supplier news: Achievements

A recent endowment given by Dow Chemical (Midland, MI) allows Sonoco Packaging Science Lab, located at Clemson University (Clemson, SC) to produce a plastic film extrusion system.
Materials Product Brief
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Thermoformed clamshells

Polyfoam Packers (Wheeling, IL) has introduced 16 stock sizes of thermoformed clamshells with a J-hook merchandising option. Made of PVC, they are available in 15- and 20-ga thicknesses.
Materials Product Brief
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Adhesive nozzles

Nozzletech (Orlando, FL) has introduced a series of "tee"- and "ribbon"-type extrusion nozzles for both hot melt and cold adhesive.
Machine Product Brief
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Digital labeling

CMS Gilbreth (Trevose, PA) has introduced a new digital imaging service geared for short runs or prototypes. The process eliminates conventional negatives and printing plates or screened art preparation and instead uses electronic prepress and digital technologies to create images in multiple colors, or four-color process illustrations on a variety of substrates.

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