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Label printer

With the Apollo 2 stand-alone label printer from Tharo Systems (Brunswick, OH) label formats, graphics and bar codes can be downloaded onto the PCMCIA memory card for remote operation of many high-level software functions without an attached computer.
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Supplier News
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

DuPont (Wilmington, DE): Jerome M. Smith, vp, general mgr., Packaging and Industrial Polymers.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

CMS Gilbreth Packaging Systems (Trevose, PA) has been purchased by Impaxx (Barrington Hills, IL).
Materials Product Brief
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Aluminum bottles

A new line of aluminum bottles has been developed for the pharmaceutical industry by O. Berk (Union, NJ). Applications include antibiotics, bulk concentrated vitamins and ether, as well as essential oils and other health and beauty-related products.
Materials Product Brief
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Corrugated pallet system

The EZ-Pallet from Paper Systems (Des Moines, IA) is a 100% recyclable, corrugated stackable pallet said by the company to be 80% lighter than traditional wooden pallets.
Machine Product Brief
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Label study

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (Naperville, IL) has released an updated version of its study, "The North American Market for P-S Labels." The nearly 200-page report examines the latest trends in raw materials, converting methods and end-user markets for the tag and label industry.
Supplier News
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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'.
Controls Product Brief
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Proximity sensors

A new ultrasonic series of 18-mm, cylindrical proximity sensors is now available from Hyde Park Electronics (Dayton, OH). Applications for the Model SM600/SM650 include cap presence and/or tilt detection, fill-level check, nonmetallic container counting, fill-tube presence monitoring, downed container detection and case inspection.
Materials Product Brief
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Laminated tube decorating

Flex Foils process from Teledyne Packaging (Chester, PA) allows tube designers to decorate plastic and foil laminate tubes with hot foil stamping. It's available in a variety of metallic colors.

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